And the Winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize is...

Richard Flanagan wins for The Narrow Road to the Deep North.

2014 Man Booker Prize Winner

Australian, Richard Flanagan Receiving Man Booker Prize for 2014

2014 Man Booker Prize Winner - Richard Flanagan - The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Flanagan's book was described as moving, but as possibly having an overwritten beginning.  It was also described as "I already see it as a movie".

The Man Booker Prize has changed its former rules - any UK published book, originally written in English, by any writer living anywhere in the world is now eligible to enter.

Two Americans were shortlisted for the 2014 prize, Karen Joy Fowler for We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, and Joshua Ferris for To Rise Again at a Decent Hour.