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Booker Prize 2023

Booker Prize 2023:

Irish writer Paul Lynch won the Booker Prize for fiction for his novel Prophet Song.

  • Booker Prize is the world’s leading literary award for a single work of fiction.
  • Founded in the UK in 1969, the Booker Prize initially rewarded Commonwealth writers and now spans the globe: it is open to anyone regardless of origin.
  • It aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written in English.
  • The Booker Prize awards any novel originally written in English and published in the UK and Ireland in the year of the prize, regardless of the nationality of the author.
  • The novel must be an original work in English (not a translation).
  • It must be published by a registered UK or Irish imprint; self-published novels are not eligible.
  • The winner receives £50,000, and each of the shortlisted authors will be given £2,500.
  • The Booker Prize Foundation is a registered charity established in 2002.
  • Since then, it has been responsible for the award of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction and for the Man Booker International Prize since its inauguration in 2005.