Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo win Booker Prize jointly

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo have jointly won the Booker Prize, breaking the prestigious literary award’s single-winner rule.

Atwood won the coveted fiction trophy again for The Testaments, her follow-up to dystopian saga The Handmaid’s Tale

While Evaristo won for her novel Girl, Woman, Other.

Atwood, who won in 2000 for The Blind Assassin, and Evaristo were one of six finalists for the 50,000-pound ($83,000 Cdn) prize.

Founded in 1969, the U.K. prize is open to English-language authors from any country.

More to come.