THE MAN BOOKER PRIZES


·The prize was originally known as the Booker-McConnell Prize, after the company Booker-McConnell began sponsoring the event in 1968 ,it became commonly known as the "Booker Prize" or simply "the Booker."
·When administration of the prize was transferred to the Booker Prize Foundation in 2002, the title sponsor became the investment company Man Group, which opted to retain "Booker" as part of the official title of the prize.
· The foundation is an independent registered charity funded by the entire profits of Booker Prize Trading Ltd, of which it is the sole share holder.
·The prize money awarded with the Booker Prize was originally £21,000, and was subsequently raised to £50,000 in 2002 under the sponsorship of the Man Group, making it one of the world's richest literary prizes.
·It is the highest literary award given to the authors of British,Irish and Commonwealth Countries.
First Winner :
Year
Author
Title
Genre(s)
Nationality
1969
P. H. Newby
Something to Answer For
Novel
 United Kingdom

Latest Winner 2015 & 2014:
Year
Author
Title
Genre(s)
Nationality
2015
Marlon James
A Brief History of Seven Killings
Fiction
Jamaica
2014
Richard Flanagan
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Historical novel
 Australia


List of Winners From India:
Year
Author
Title
Genre(s)
Nationality
1981
Salman Rushdie
Midnight's Children
Novel
UK/INDIA
1997
Arundhati Roy
The God of Small
Novel
INDIA
2006
Kiran Desai
The Inheritance of Loss
Novel
INDIA
2008
Aravind Adiga
The White Tiger
Novel
INDIA

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