List of Booker Prize Winners 2023 - International Booker Price

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Booker Prize Winner 2023

Booker Prize – Key facts

  1. The Booker Prize for Fiction was formerly known as the Booker–McConnell Prize (1969–2001) and the Man Booker Prize (2002–2019). It was first awarded in 1969.
  2. Its aim was to stimulate the reading and discussion of contemporary fiction
  3. In 1970, Bernice Rubens became the first woman to win the Booker Prize, for The Elected Member.
  4. The younger sibling of the Booker Prize is the International Booker Prize which is given for fiction in translation.

What is the Booker Prize?

The Booker Prize is a leading literary award in the English-speaking world. The prize has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for over 50 years. It is awarded annually to the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK or Ireland.

The Booker Price 2023 will be announced in October 2023. The judging panel will be looking for the best work of long-form fiction, selected from entries published in the UK and Ireland between October 1, 2022 and September 30, 2023.

Booker Prize Winner 2022

  1. The 2022 Booker Prize for Fiction was announced on 17 October 2022.
  2. The Booker Prize 2022 was awarded to Shehan Karunatilaka for his novel, The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida
  3. Sehan is the second Sri Lankan author to win the Booker Prize after it was awarded to Michael Ondaatje for The English Patient in 1992

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 Nominees for Shortlist Authors are as follows-

Booker Prize Winners 2022 – Nominees for Shortlist
Author Title Publisher Country
Shehan Karunatilaka The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida Sort of Books Sri Lanka
NoViolet Bulawayo  Glory Vintage Publishing Zimbabwe/USA
Percival Everett Trees Influx Press United States
Alan Garner Treacle Walker Harper Collins England
Claire Keegan Small Things in Life Faber & Faber Ireland
Elizabeth Strouth Oh William! Penguin Books United States

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The International Booker Prize Winner 2023

International Booker Prize – Key facts

  1. The International Booker Prize was previously known as The Man Booker International Prize. It was established in 2005.
  2. The Booker prize is honoured for finest in fiction while the International Booker Prize is honoured for finest fiction translated in English and published in the UK or Ireland.
  3. It honours fiction on a global basis to encourage more reading of quality fiction from all over the world.

What is the International Booker Prize?

The International Booker Prize (formerly known as the Man Booker International Prize) is awarded annually for a single book, translated into English and published in the UK or Ireland. The vital work of translators is celebrated.

International Booker Prize Winner 2023

  1. The 2023 International Booker Prize has been awarded to Georgi Gospodinov’s Time Shelter, translated by Angela Rodel.
  2. Gospodinov is a Bulgarian poet, writer and playwright. Angela Rodel is a musician and literary translator who lives and works in Bulgaria.
  3. This is the first Bulgarian novel to win the coveted prize meant specifically for books written in other languages and translated into English.
  4. Time Shelter is about a ‘clinic for the past’ that offers a promising treatment for Alzheimer’s sufferers: each floor reproduces a decade in minute detail, transporting patients back in time. But soon the past begins to invade the present.
  5. When Time Shelter was published in Bulgaria, it topped the book charts and won the Strega European prize.

The Nominees for Shortlist Authors for International Booker Prize 2023 are as follows-

International Booker Prize Winners 2023 – Nominees for Shortlist
Author Title Publisher Translator
Cheon Myeong-kwan Whale Europa Editions Chi-Young Kim
Maryse Condé The Gospel According to the New World, World Editions Richard Philcox
GauZ’ Standing Heavy MacLehose Press Frank Wynne
Eva Baltasar’s Boulder And Other Stories Julia Sanches
Guadalupe Nettel Still Born Fitzcarraldo Editions Rosalind Harvey
Perumal Murugan Pyre Hamish Hamilton Anirudh Vasudevan

It is to be noted that Tamil writer Perumal Murugan’s novel ‘Pookkuzhi’, translated as ‘Pyre’ in English by Anirudh Vasudevan, has made it to the International Booker Prize 2023 longlist, becoming the first Tamil novel to be nominated for the Bookers. The novel was also longlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017.

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International Booker Prize Winner 2022

  1. 2022 international Booker prize winner is Geetanjali Shree,(India) for her work ‘Tomb of Sand’, translated from Hindi by Daisy Rockwell (Tilted Axis Press)

The prize money of £50,000 for the International Booker prize is divided equally between the author and translator. Each shortlisted author and translator also receives £1,000.

The Nominees for Shortlist Authors for International Booker Prize 2022 are as follows-

International Booker Prize Winners 2022 – Nominees for Shortlist
Author Title Publisher Translator
Bora Chung Cursed Bunny Honford Star Anton Hur
Jon Fosse A New Name: Septology VI-VII Damion Searls Fitzcarraldo Editions
Mieko Kawakami, Heaven Picador Sam Bett and David Boyd
Claudia Piñeiro Elena Knows Charco Press Frances Riddle
Olga Tokarczuk The Books of Jacob Fitzcarraldo Editions Jennifer Croft

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List of Booker Prize Winners 2010 to 2022

The table below highlights the winners of the Booker Prize award for previous years from 2010 to 2022.

International Booker Prize Winners 2010-2022 
Year Author Title/Work Publisher
2022 Shehan Karunatilaka The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida Sort of Books
2021 Damon Galgut The Promise Umuzi
2020 Douglas Stuart Shuggie Bain Grove Atlantic
2019 Margaret Atwood The Testaments Vintage, Chatto & Windus
2018 Anna Burns Milkman Faber & Faber
2017 George Saunders Lincoln in the Bardo Bloomsbury
2016 Paul Beatty The Sellout Oneworld Publications
2015 Marlon James A Brief History of Seven Killings Oneworld Publications
2014 Richard Flanagan The Narrow Road to the Deep North Chatto & Windus
2013 Eleanor Catton The Luminaries Granta
2012 Hilary Mantel Bring Up the Bodies Fourth Estate
2011 Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending Jonathan Cape
2010 Howard Jacobson The Finkler Question Bloomsbury

List of International Booker Prize Winners [2016-2023]

This table highlights the previous year’s winners of the International Booker prize. It will give the name of the author, their work and, translators (who translated in English) and publisher.

List of International Booker Prize Winners – [2016-2023]

Year Author Country Work Translator Language
2023 Georgi Gospodinov Bulgaria Time Shelter Angela Rodel Bulgarian
2022 Geetanjali Shree India Tomb of Sand Daisy Rockwell Hindi
2021 David Diop France At Night All Blood is Black Anna Moschovakis French
2020 Marieke Lucas Rijneveld Netherlands The Discomfort of Evening Michele Hutchison Dutch
2019 Jokha al-Harthi Oman Celestial Bodies Marilyn Booth Arabic
2018 Olga Tokarczuk Poland Flights Jennifer Croft Polish
2017 David Grossman Israel A Horse Walks Into a Bar Jessica Cohen Hebrew
2016 Han Kang South Korea The Vegetarian Deborah Smith Korean

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List of Indians Who Won the Booker Prize

The booker prize is honoured not to any author but to a specific work of fiction. The table below highlights the list of Indians or persons from Indian descent who have been honoured with the Booker prize award.

Booker Prize Winners – Indians
Year Work/Book Author
1971 In a Free State V.S. Naipaul
1981 Midnight’s Children Salman Rushdie
1997 The God of Small Things Arundhati Roy
2006 The Inheritance of Loss Kiran Desai
2008 The White Tiger Aravind Adiga

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