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The Booker Prize is the leading literary award in the English speaking world, and has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for over 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 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 plus a dramatic increase in book sales.

The International Booker Prize is awarded annually for a single book, translated into English and published in the UK or Ireland.

The symmetrical relationship between The Booker Prize for Fiction and The International Booker Prize ensures that The Booker Prizes honour fiction and writing on a global basis. 

The vital work of translators is celebrated, with the £50,000 prize money divided equally between the author and translator. Each shortlisted author and translator will also receive £1,000. Both novels and collections of short stories are eligible.

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 about the prizes, download our booklet.

For more information on The Booker Prizes, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.