Welcome to the new online home of the Booker Prize and the International Booker Prize, the leading literary awards for single works of fiction.

The prizes celebrate outstanding fiction, whether originally written in English or translated into English, bringing recognition and readership to gifted authors from around the globe.

For over 50 years the prizes have identified future classics. Some of those books have won, others have been longlisted or shortlisted: all of them have earned a place in the Booker Library and in readers’ lives.

Find out the latest news about the prizes here, and browse the Booker Library - which showcases a unique collection of the world’s best contemporary fiction.

The 2021 shortlist

The Promise
A Passage North
The Fortune Men
Bewilderment
Great Circle

The 2021 longlist

Klara and the Sun
Bewilderment
A Town Called Solace
Great Circle
A Passage North
Second Place
The Fortune Men
An Island
The Sweetness of Water
The Promise
Light Perpetual
China Room

The ultimate prize to win in the English speaking world