The Man Booker Prize

Key facts

Sponsors / partners

Man Group

Genres / categories

Literary fiction & poetry

Prize money: £50,000

Key dates

Longlist announced: 24/07/2018
Shortlist announced: 20/09/2018
Winner(s) announced: 16/10/2018

The Man Booker Prize was established in 1969. The winner receives £50,000 as well as the £2,500 awarded to each of the shortlisted authors. Both the winner and the shortlisted authors are guaranteed a worldwide readership plus an increase in book sales.

The shortlist was announced on the 20th of September and the winner announced on the 16th of October.

The 2018 Shortlist is:

Anna Burns (UK)                                       Milkman (Faber & Faber)

Esi Edugyan (Canada)                              Washington Black (Serpent’s Tail)

Daisy Johnson (UK)                                  Everything Under (Jonathan Cape)

Rachel Kushner (USA)                             The Mars Room (Jonathan Cape)

Richard Powers (USA)                             The Overstory (William Heinemann)

Robin Robertson (UK)                             The Long Take (Picador)

The 2018 longlist was:

Belinda Bauer (UK)                      Snap (Bantam Press)

Anna Burns (UK)                          Milkman (Faber & Faber)

Nick Drnaso (USA)                       Sabrina (Granta Books)

Esi Edugyan (Canada)                 Washington Black (Serpent’s Tail)

Guy Gunaratne (UK)                    In Our Mad And Furious City (Tinder Press)

Daisy Johnson (UK)                     Everything Under (Jonathan Cape)

Rachel Kushner (USA)                The Mars Room (Jonathan Cape)

Sophie Mackintosh (UK)              The Water Cure (Hamish Hamilton)

Michael Ondaatje (Canada)         Warlight (Jonathan Cape)

Richard Powers (USA)                 The Overstory (William Heinemann)

Robin Robertson (UK)                  The Long Take (Picador)

Sally Rooney (Ireland)                  Normal People (Faber & Faber)

Donal Ryan (Ireland)                    From A Low And Quiet Sea (Doubleday Ireland)