The Booker Prize
The Booker Prize celebrates outstanding fiction, bringing recognition and readership to gifted authors from around the globe.
For over 50 years the prize has identified future classics. Some of those books have won, others have been longlisted or shortlisted: all of them have earned a place in the Booker Library and in readers’ lives.
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 and Ireland. It is a prize that transforms the winner’s career.
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 global readership and can expect a dramatic increase in book sales.
The winner will be crowned on Monday October 17.