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Paul Beatty

Paul Beatty is the author of the novels Slumberland , Tuff , and The White Boy Shuffle --and the books of poetry: Big Bank Take Little Bank and Joker, Joker, Deuce . He is the editor of Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor . In 2016, he became the first American to win the Man Booker Prize for his novel The Sellout . In 2017, he was the winner the American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award. He lives in New York City.