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What is the Booker Prize?
The Booker Prize is an annual award given to the author of the fiction book (novel or short story collection) considered the best of the year among those written in English and published in the U.K. or Ireland.
The award was originally known as the Booker Prize, and then as the Man Booker Prize from 2002 until 2019, when the name reverted to the Booker Prize.
The Booker Prize is considered one of the most prestigious awards in English language literature. The award also includes a large cash prize.
Originally, it was open only to authors from the UK or Ireland, but it is now open to authors of any nationality.
There is also an International Booker Prize for authors of fiction books translated into English and published in the U.K. or Ireland.
When is the Booker Prize given out?
The Booker Prize is usually given out each year in October.
The International Booker Prize is usually awarded in May or June.
More information and context on the Booker Prize
The Booker Prize was established in 1969 by publishing industry professionals as an effort to increase discussion of modern English language literature. It was modeled after the Prix Goncourt, a similar award for French fiction.
The Booker Prize was named after its original sponsor, the Booker McConnell Company. From 2002 to 2019, the name of the award was changed to the Man Booker Prize after a new sponsor, the Man Group. The name was changed back to the Booker Prize in 2019 when sponsorship changed again. The award now known as the International Booker Prize was established in 2005.
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How is the Booker Prize discussed in real life?
The Booker Prize is considered one of the most prestigious awards in English language literature.
So, I'm only the fourth Black British female writer shortlisted for the Booker Prize? Wow, I thought there had been many more but it's Zadie Smith, Andrea Levy and Bernardine Evaristo.
— Nadifa Mohamed (@thesailorsgirl) October 19, 2021
This is the most beautiful book exploring the psychological impact of the Sri Lankan civil war and the plight of the Tamils. My guess for the winner of the Booker prize this year. pic.twitter.com/QMKx7s17U9
— Jack Wallington (@jackwallington) October 19, 2021
I've read 4 Booker Prize winners in the past few weeks, The Blind Assassin by @MargaretAtwood being far & away the best.
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) April 19, 2014
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The Booker Prize comes with a cash prize.
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Is Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (which won the Mann Booker Prize in 1993) the only one of your novels that stands on its own?The Prodigious Roddy Doyle Is the Celtic Tiger of Irish Literature|Allen Barra|March 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At 28, Eleanor Catton became the youngest ever winner of the Booker Prize with her swirling, mesmerizing epic The Luminaries.Hatchet Job of the Year 2014 Shortlist Announced|The Telegraph|January 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nick Lord, 25, wins commission to paint Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel for a portrait which will hang in the British Library.Controversial Semi-Clothed Kate Middleton Artist Wins Big British Award|Tom Sykes|December 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
That is, until a page on the Booker Prize website announced it as the winner a week before the decision.The 12 Biggest Booker Prize Controversies|Thomas Flynn|July 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Butcher Boy, shortlisted for the 1992 Man Booker Prize, won the Irish Times Literature Prize for Fiction the same year.The 12 Best Irish Novels for St. Patrick’s Day|Allen Barra|March 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST