Late author J.G. FARRELL landed the prestigious Booker Prize in Britain on Wednesday (19May10) for a 40-year-old historical novel.
His story Troubles was awarded the prestigious accolade for works published in 1970, a year when no prize was handed out.
Farrell, who died in 1979, is one of only a handful of writers to win multiple Booker Prize honours - he also won the award in 1973 for The Siege of Krishnapur.