Paul Beatty won the 2016 Man Booker Prize for fiction for his novel “The Sellout,” a dazzling written, wickedly funny satire of race set in South Los Angeles. Beatty is the first American to win the prize, which was awarded at a black-tie ceremony in London on Tuesday. “I’m not going to get all
African-American poet, activist and author Alice Walker will participate in a panel about the Candomblé religion on Thursday at Chatham University in Shadyside. The discussion will be held in Campbell Memorial Chapel, with the Eddy Theater as an overflow venue.