The Booker Prize

The Booker Prize is the leading literary award in the English-speaking world. Promoting the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year. It has the power to transform the fortunes of authors and publishers.

The Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year. The prize is the world's most important literary award and has the power to transform the fortunes of authors and publishers.

The Booker Prize was first awarded in 1969 and 2017 marks its 49th year. Hilary Mantel made history in 2012 when she won the prize for the second time with Bring up the Bodies, as the first woman and the first British author to win the prize twice. A full history of the prize, including an interactive timeline, can be found on the Booker Prize website – https://thebookerprizes.com/.

News about the prize can also be found on Twitter @TheBookerPrizes

Winner: The Promise

Winner of the 2021 Booker Prize - A Reader's Review This one felt a bit personal to me, having just moved back from 8 years living in Cape Town. I love Damon Galgut and I've read a few of his books, and he's from Cape Town, so I hope he wins (yay, he won!). It's undeniably well ...

The Booker Prize Archive

Click on a year below to view past years from this award.