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Paul Beatty

Paul Beatty is the author of the novels, Tuff, Slumberland and The White Boy Shuffle , and the poetry collections Big Bank Take Little Bank and Joker, Joker, Deuce . He was 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.