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  • Beatty becomes first US author to win Man Booker Prize
    Paul Beatty has became the first US author to win the Man Booker Prize for his novel "The Sellout", which the novelist said should not be read as a "mono-directional" take on race. The jury behind the world's most prestigious English-language literary award said the novel was a "shocking and unexpectedly funny" portrayal of Beatty's […]
  • Paul Beatty's 'The Sellout' is first US Booker Prize winner
    LONDON (AP) — Paul Beatty's "The Sellout," a stinging satire of race and class in the United States that has drawn comparisons to Richard Pryor and Mark Twain, won the Man Booker Prize on Tuesday — the first time an American has taken the prestigious fiction award.
  • Actor Mark Ruffalo in North Dakota to oppose oil pipeline
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Actor-activist Mark Ruffalo has traveled to North Dakota to support the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's opposition to the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline.

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