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In Oct 2016, "The Sellout" became the first book by an American author to be awarded the Man Booker Prize. The satirical book follows a character named "Me" who lives in a place 'wiped off the map' and sells watermelons and marijuana. How Me and others try to bring the town "back" drives the rest of the novel.

The name of the town is shared with a legendary English author, whose books also wrote about society, occasionally with a comic touch. What's the name?

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