Britain's Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall presents the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2018 to British writer Anna Burns. Image Credit: Reuters

London: Author Anna Burns on Tuesday became the first Northern Irish writer, and the first woman since 2013, to win Britain’s renowned Man Booker Prize for her novel “Milkman”.

Judges of the annual award praised the work, an exploration of Northern Ireland’s three decades of sectarian violence told through the voice of a young woman, as “utterly distinctive”.