Named the best novel of "bukerovskoj" list for 50 years

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Named the best novel of "bukerovskoj" list for 50 years

Roman Michael Ondaatje "the English patient" won the "Golden man Booker prize" - a special award for the best book in 50 years of the award.

Baroness Helena Kennedy, chairman of the Booker Prize Foundation, added: 'The English Patient is a compelling work of fiction - both poetic and philosophical - and is a worthy victor.' The winner was announced at a ceremony at the Southbank Centre in London last night.

A great work of literature will stand the test of time, and that's definitely the case with The English Patient, which has just won acclaim as the victor of the Golden Man Booker Prize.

"The English Patient" is a tale of love and conflict during World War II.

While Ondaatje's "English Patient" listed for the "90s, 'In a Free State by V.S. Naipul represented the '70s, 'Moon Tiger" by Penelope Lively stood for the '80s, Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall was selected for the 2000s, and last year's victor Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders was chosen for the ongoing '10s.

At the end of may, the jury selected five best books of the 51 who received the Pulitzer prize.

Previous "Best of Bookers" surveys - carried out for the award's 25th and 40th anniversaries - were both won by Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children.

Judge Kamila Shamsie said it was "that rare novel which gets under your skin". "It moves seamlessly between the epic and the intimate - one moment you're in looking at the vast sweep of the desert and the next moment watching a nurse place a piece of plum in a patient's mouth". "It's intricately (and rewardingly) structured, beautifully written, with great humanity written into every page..."

The Booker Prize for Fiction was first awarded in 1969 and has been sponsored by Man Group since 2002.

"And through all this, he makes you fall in love with his characters, live their joys and their sorrows. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the prize, it demonstrates the impact and legacy of the man Booker prize, because all the winning books are still pechatayutsya", said Fund Chairman of the Booker prize Baroness Helena Kennedy.

"Few novels really deserve the praise: transformative". Ondaatje's "The English Patient" also won a Governor General's Literary Award.