Posted on 09/17/2019 at 10:40 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Booker Prize judges are insisting that they haven’t selected a 2019 winner yet.

That’s in spite of a picture circulating around social media that seems to spoil the big reveal, reports the Guardian.

Writer Matthew Sperling shared the image, taken at an unnamed bookstore, that shows a “Booker Prize winner” sticker on copies of Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments.

A statement from the judges explains that bookstores receive sticker packs for shortlist nominees and winners in advance and theorized that the unidentified bookstore had correctly placed shortlist stickers on other novels (namely Ducks, Newburyport) but used the wrong ones on the much-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale.

The official prize announcement will take place October 14.

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