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Monday, 27 September 2010

A Facebook status update has won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction for the greatest piece of literary work in the English language.

The award, which until this year was reserved for original full-length novels, was won by Psychocrazydave after he beat off competition from 18 other status updates and Salmon Rushdie's latest novel.

The update, which read "Psychocrazydave......has a terible (sic) hangover...shouldn't have had those Tekila (sic) slammers" was praised unanimously by the judges as "gritty social realism", "a hilarious, post-modern satire on modern values ", "a scathing, raging act of class warfare" and "better than the other crap".

The author, Dave Davis, a bouncer from Maidenhead who quit school at the age of 9, celebrated the announcement with a new status update saying "well chuffed.....mite (sic) have a few jars tonihghht (very sic)" which was immediately nominated for next year's Prize, to be renamed the "Man Booker / Facebook Prize for Status Updates Under 20 Words".

Rushdie was magnanimous in defeat, praising Davis' work as a "breath of fresh air" and conceding his own work, which took 39 years to write and resulted in fatwas from more than 20,000 different Islamic clerics, was "shit in comparison".

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