WILLARD Price’s thrilling novel Gorilla Adventure has won the Booker Prize, despite being published in 1969.
The Booker jury voted unanimously for the exciting story of pubescent brothers Hal and Roger Hunt, who become embroiled in a quest to capture a mountain gorilla for a circus.
Booker jury chairman Sir Peter Stothard said: “The way he writes it, it’s like you’re actually there. But it’s more than just a thrilling story – Price shows us how the real danger comes not from the gorillas, but the hunters.
“We all agreed that nothing better has been written since Gorilla Adventure, except possibly Shark Adventure.”