Awards: Goldsmiths Winner

Irish author Mike McCormack won the £10,000 (about $12,445) Goldsmiths Prize, which celebrates "the spirit of creative daring" and rewards "fiction that breaks the mold or extends the possibilities of the novel form," for Solar Bones, a book written in a single novel-length sentence.

Chair of judges Blake Morrison commented: "Set over a few hours in a single day, and told in the first-person voice of a middle-aged engineer, Mike McCormack’s Solar Bones transcends these seeming limits magnificently. Politics, family, art, marriage, health, civic duty and the environment are just a few of the themes it touches on, in a prose that's lyrical yet firmly rooted. Its subject may be an ordinary working life but it is itself an extraordinary work."

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