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Chinua Achebe Wins 2007 Man Booker International Prize for Fiction

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Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe has been awarded the 2007 Man Booker International Prize for fiction, awarded every two years for a body of fiction. Achebe, 76, is best known for his first novel, Things Fall Apart (1958), and Anthills of the Savannah, published more than 30 years later. He has written more than 20 books, including novels, short stories, essays and collections of poetry. Other celebrated nominees for the prize included Philip Roth, Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Carlos Fuentes, and Ian McEwan.

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