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What is the Man Booker Prize?
The Man Booker Prize is the former name of what’s now known as the Booker Prize, 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 Man Booker Prize discussed in real life?
The Man Booker Prize is now called the Booker Prize. It is considered one of the most prestigious awards in English language literature.
BREAKING: American author George Saunders has won the Man Booker Prize for his novel "Lincoln in the Bardo."
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 17, 2017
This year's Man Booker Prize winner's novel got 78 rejection letters. Yet another example of publishing's #1 rule: 'Nobody Knows Anything'.
— Tom Cox (@cox_tom) October 14, 2015
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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