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Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo Share Booker Prize

LONDON — Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo have both won this year’s Booker Prize, it was announced at a ceremony on Monday, after the judges for the literary award rebelled against its rules.

“We were told quite firmly that the rules state you can only have one winner,” Peter Florence, chairman of the Booker judges, said at a news conference. But the “consensus was to flout the rules and divide this year’s prize to celebrate two winners.”

Evaristo, who won for her novel “Girl, Woman, Other,” is

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