Novelist Paul Beatty’s savage satire on US race relations, The Sellout, was the first novel by an American to claim the Man Booker Prize, in 2016. Hailed by the judges as a work that ‘nails the reader to the cross with cheerful abandon’, the novel tells the story of an urban farmer who tries to reinstate slavery and segregation in a Los Angeles neighbourhood. ABC RN’s Michael Cathcart chats to Paul about the knife edge he walks in making fun of race relations in America.