Guys, there are actually two different awards, Man Booker Prize and Man Booker International Prize.
The Man Booker Prize, which was also known as Man Booker Prize for Fiction / Booker-McConnell Prize is a literary prize awarded for fiction written in English and published in the United Kingdom. This prize was first awarded in 1969.
The Man Booker International Prize is a recent offshoot of Man Booker Prize. This award was given every two years to a living author of any nationality for a body of work published in English or generally available in English translation. This prize was first awarded in 2005.
Main Differences :
- Man Booker Prize (1969) is older than Man Booker International Prize (2005).
- Man Booker Prize was given to Novelists for his Novel. In simple words, this award honors only a Single novel. But, on the other hand, the International Man Booker Prize is more of a lifetime achievement award that honors a novelist or short story writer's entire body of work.
- As of now, the Man Booker Prize is awarded Every year, but the Man Booker International prize if for Every two years.
Recent Changes in these Awards
- Man Booker Prize : From its initial days, only Commonwealth, Irish, and Zimbabwean citizens were eligible to receive the prize. But from the year 2013, this eligibility was widened to any English language novel.
- Man Booker International Prize : From next year (2016), the award was significantly reconfigured. It is given annually to a book in English translation, with a £50,000 prize for the winning title, to be shared equally between author and translator.
- Man Booker International Prize : Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai has won the sixth Man Booker International Prize on 19th May 2015.
- Man Booker Prize : Jamaican novelist Marlon James won the Man Booker Prize for his novel “A Brief History of Seven Killings" on 14th October 2015.