02.11.11 Graeme Neill
Patrick deWitt has put his Man Booker disappointment behind him after he clinched the $25,000 (£15,365) Rogers Trust Fiction Prize for The Sisters Brothers in Canada.
The prize is one of the most lucrative in Canada. The judges said of the title, which was also shortlisted for the Man Booker prize: "The Sisters Brothers is a book unlike any you may read during this or the coming years. Unforgettable.”
DeWitt beat other Man Booker shortlistee Esi Edugyan to clinch the prize. The Sisters Brothers author said: "The experience just flip flops in such a radical way. It's hard to ingest it. Hard to take it in."