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5 Facts About the Booker Prize

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The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel, written in the English language and published in the UK.

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.

The Man Booker Prize 2017 shortlist by TheManBookerPrize

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The winner of the Man Booker Prize is generally assured international renown and success; therefore, the prize is of great significance for the book trade.

The Man Booker Prize 2017 longlist by TheManBookerPrize

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From its inception, only Commonwealth, Irish, and South African citizens were eligible to receive the prize; in 2014, however, this eligibility was widened to any English-language novel.

Commonwealth is a traditional English term for a political community founded for the common good.

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A high-profile literary award in British culture, the Booker Prize is greeted with great anticipation and fanfare.

The culture of the United Kingdom is influenced by the UK's history as a developed island country, a liberal democracy and a major power; its predominantly Christian religious life; and its composition of four countries—England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland—each of which has distinct customs, cultures and symbolism.

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It is also a mark of distinction for authors to be selected for inclusion in the shortlist or even to be nominated for the "longlist".

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