A novel about Abraham Lincoln’s dead son has won the UK’s most prestigious literary prize

A book about a grieving Abraham Lincoln has won the UK’s biggest literary award.

This year’s Man Booker prize for fiction originally written in English has been awarded to George Saunders for Lincoln in the Bardo. He’s the second American to win a prize once given only to books published in the Commonwealth.

Lincoln in the Bardo is about the ghost of Willie Lincoln, the third son of the 16th US president, who died at age 11. He descends into a crypt, where a chatty cast of the undead...

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