Man Booker Prize

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original full-length novel, written in the English language, by a citizen of the Commonwealth of Nations, Ireland, or Zimbabwe.  The winner of the Man Booker Prize is generally assured of international renown and success; therefore, the prize is of great significance for the book trade.  It is also a mark of distinction for authors to be selected for inclusion in the shortlist or even to be nominated for the "longlist".