Latest update: 08/11/2010
- Booker Prize - literature - suicide - USA
A flood of awards for suicide story
It took him 12 years to get published. Since then, his debut book 'Legend of a Suicide' has been on 25 'best books of the year' lists in the US, UK, Ireland and Australia. It's a bestseller in France; and is being published in more than six languages in 50 countries. It's also being made into a film. The author received one of the top literary awards in the world - a "Prix Medicis" which is France's version of the Pulitzer Prize for for Literature. Eve Jackson meets David Vann.
By Eve JACKSON