Gay-Themed Novel Wins Booker Prize

Alan Hollinghurst holds his winning novel, 'The Line of Beauty,' Oct. 19, 2004.

hide captionAlan Hollinghurst holds his winning novel, 'The Line of Beauty.'

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Novelist Alan Hollinghurst is awarded this year's prestigious Man Booker Prize. Hollinghurst won for The Line of Beauty, the first gay-themed novel to win the British literary honor in its 36-year history. Hear NPR's Renee Montagne and Rebecca Jones of the BBC.

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