Booker Prize 2022

Why in News?

Recently, Sri Lankan writer Shehan Karunatilaka won the Booker Prize 2022 for his novel “The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida”, about a dead war photographer on a mission in the afterlife.

What is Booker Prize?

  • The Booker Prize is the world’s leading literary award for a single work of fiction.
  • Founded in the UK in 1969, it was initially awarded to Commonwealth writers and now spans the globe, and it is open to anyone regardless of origin.
  • Each year, the Booker Prize is awarded to what is, in the opinion of our judges, the best sustained work of fiction written in English and published in the UK and Ireland.
  • The winning book is a work that not only speaks to our current times, but also one that will endure and join the pantheon of great literature.

Source: TH