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.