Welcome to the online home of the Booker Prizes, where we celebrate the almost 600 books to which the Booker and International Booker Prize have drawn attention since 1969. 

Metaphysical thrillers and disturbing love stories, personal meditations and searing dramas: drop by the Booker Library to discover books written by masterful storytellers, which will resonate with you for the rest of your life.

The 2022 Booker Prize judges have just been revealed - we’d love you to find out more about who they are and what they’ve done.

Or why not relive last year’s Booker Prize - all the books nominated, highlights from the winner ceremony, plus exclusive writing from the shortlisted authors?

So: delve in, understand someone new, travel the world. Fiction is always here for you.  

I'd like to accept this on behalf of all the stories told and untold, the writers heard and unheard, from the remarkable continent I'm part of. Please keep listening to us, there's a lot more to come

— Damon Galgut accepting the Booker Prize 2021, November 3 2021

Damon Galgut, by the numbers


The number of novels, including The Promise, written by Damon Galgut


Years between Arctic Summer, Damon Galgut’s previous novel, and The Promise


Damon Galgut’s age when his first novel was published


Number of times Damon Galgut has been shortlisted for the Booker (2003, 2010, 2021)

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