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Paul Beatty

‘I’d never been in a room full of black people unrelated to me before.’

Paul Beatty

Paul Beatty is the author of the novels The White Boy Shuffle, TuffSlumberland and The Sellout, which won the Man Booker Prize in 2016. He is also the author of two books of poetry, Big Bank Take Little Bank and Joker, Joker, Deuce, and is the editor of Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor. He lives in New York City.

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