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Winner announced for Gordon Burn Prize 2016

7 October 2016

We are thrilled to announce that David Szalay has won the Gordon Burn Prize 2016.

All That Man Is, David Szalay’s collection of linked short stories, was chosen as the winner of the Gordon Burn Prize 2016 by the judges, novelists Jenn Ashworth and William Boyd, journalist and writer Rachel Cooke, and the artist and author Harland Miller.

The fourth annual Gordon Burn Prize was announced at a special event at Durham Book Festival on Friday evening.

David Szalay is the author of three previous novels: Spring, The Innocent and London and the South-East, for which he was awarded the Betty Trask and Geoffrey Faber Memorial prizes. In 2013 he was named as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists.

The stories in All That Man Is span Europe, from the suburbs of Prague to a cheap Cypriot hotel, and the experiences of nine men at different stages of life, in a piercing portrait of twenty-first century manhood. The book is currently shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016.