For ‘Shuggie Bain’, Douglas Stuart is wins booker prize

The autobiographical novel, about the forlorn gay child of a drunkard mother in 1980s Scotland, was one of four introduction books in the current year’s waitlist. At the point when Douglas Stuart started composing an anecdotal record of his adolescence, experiencing childhood in Glasgow with a drunkard mother, he didn’t know it could actually be distributed. “I wouldn’t permit myself to trust I was composing a book, since it was excessively scary,” he said during a meeting a month ago. Early reactions from editors were similarly debilitating: More than 30…

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