The Man Booker Prize is the leading literary award in the English speaking world, and has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for five decades. Each year, the prize is awarded to what is, in the opinion of the judges, the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK. It is a prize that transforms the winner’s career.
The Man Booker Prize is sponsored by Man Group and the winner receives £50,000 as well as the £2,500 awarded to each of the six shortlisted authors. Both the winner and the shortlisted authors are guaranteed a worldwide readership plus a dramatic increase in book sales.
The Man Booker International Prize was established in 2005 and in 2016 became a prize for fiction in translation, awarded annually for a single work, translated into English and published in the UK or Ireland. Underlining the importance of translation, the £50,000 prize is divided equally between the author and the translator. Together the Man Booker Prize and the Man Booker International Prize reward the best fiction in any year, whether written originally in or translated into English, and published in the UK or Ireland.
A number of one-off prizes have also been created, from the Lost Man Booker Prize to the ‘Best of the Booker’, to the Golden Man Booker celebrating the 50th anniversary in 2018, each aimed at spreading the word about the finest in fiction.
For more information download the Man Booker Prize booklet