The Royal Mail is celebrating Richard Flanagan’s recent literary award triumph with a special postmark, which states “Congratulations to Richard Flanagan winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize”. The postmark will appear on millions of mail items nationwide from tomorrow to Saturday.
Flanagan’s novel about a doctor’s memories of the construction of the Thailand-Burma Death Railway in World War Two, The Narrow Road to the Deep North, beat stories by Joshua Ferris, Howard Jacobson and Ali Smith.
Andrew Hammond from Royal Mail, said: “We’re delighted to be recognising Richard Flanagan’s fantastic achievement in winning the 2014 Man Booker Prize with one of our special postmarks.
“We’re really pleased to share his success in winning this renowned literary award with a postmark that will be delivered to addresses nationwide.”
Jonathan Taylor, Chair of the Booker Prize Foundation, added: “We are delighted that the foremost prize for literary fiction in English has received this splendid stamp of approval from the Royal Mail.”
The Royal Mail has previously released stamps celebrating the writers Jane Austen and Roald Dahl.