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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 2021 Booker Prize will be announced on November 3.
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.
How to use Booker Prize in a sentence
Fred Logevall at Cornell won the Pulitzer Prize and is a diplomatic historian; he just started a book on Kennedy.
So I remember when Altman won the prize, he went up and said some version of, “Too little, too late.”Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange|Marlow Stern|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The prize will not be replaced if lost, mutilated, or stolen.
This week, on December 10th, Human Rights Day, she will receive the Nobel Prize—the youngest person ever to be honored.Promoting Girls’ Education Isn’t Enough: Malala Can Do More|Paula Kweskin|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Each step of the way, Booker has thrived on the philosophy that your actions matter more than what you preach.
To add point to this success, he knew that the victor of Montebello was straining every nerve to gain this very prize.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Whoever succeeded in getting the ring on his stick won the game, and carried the prize home as a sign of victory.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
Ike had read the "Herald," with all about "the great prize fight" in it, and had become entirely carried away with it.
Never before had so dazzling a prize shimmered before him in the near distance.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
It is almost unnecessary to add, that the porter had his share well paid, and that the fisherman got the full value for his prize.