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The Nigerian novelist and poet discusses his creative process, 25 years after winning the Booker Prize.

In 1991, at the age of 32, Ben Okri became the youngest ever winner of the prestigious Booker Prize for Fiction, for his novel The Famished Road. Twenty-five years later, Ben Okri looks back at the impact the prize had on his life and career, the roller-coaster experience of writing a book that required him to inhabit the real and spirit worlds simultaneously and how it felt to have a Radiohead song written in response to his novel.

(Photo: Tina Daheley and Ben Okri Credit: Ellie Bury)

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