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The 2014 Man Booker Prize winner celebrated with special postmark from Royal Mail

The 2014 Man Booker Prize winner celebrated with special postmark from Royal Mail

Royal Mail is to issue a special postmark to celebrate the winning author of the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.     

Richard Flanagan received the prestigious literary award for his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North last night HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, at a ceremony at London’s Guildhall. The announcement was broadcast live by the BBC.

Mr Flanagan was one of six authors who were shortlisted for the prize.

Royal Mail’s postmark will appear on millions of items of mail delivered nationwide from tomorrow to Saturday. It will say “Congratulations to Richard Flanagan, winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize.”

Andrew Hammond from Royal Mail, said: “We’re delighted to be recognising Richard Flanagan’s fantastic achievement in winning the 2014 Man Booker Prize with one of our special postmarks.

“We’re really pleased to share his success in winning this renowned literary award with a postmark that will be delivered to addresses nationwide.”

Jonathan Taylor, Chair of the Booker Prize Foundation, said: “We are delighted that the foremost prize for literary fiction in English has received this splendid stamp of approval from the Royal Mail.”

Richard Flanagan with Man Booker Prize trophy
Richard Flanagan with Man Booker Prize trophy - credit Janie Airey