The prestigious Man Booker Prize is given for a novel written in English. This year's winner is the Jamaican writer Marlon James, whose novel A Brief History of Seven Killings is a fictionalized account of the attempted murder of Bob Marley in 1976. James, whose novel was unanimously selected by this year’s judges, is the first Jamaican writer to win the prize.
The shortlist for the 2016 Man Booker Prize is set to be released mid-next month and the over all winner to be announced on October 25 this year.
First awarded in 1969, the Man Booker Prize is recognised as the leading prize for high quality literary fiction written in English. Its list of winners features many of the literary giants of the last four decades: from to , to .