The Booker Prize Foundation is a registered charity (no 1090049) established in 2002. It is responsible for the award of The Booker Prize for Fiction and for The International Booker Prize. The Booker Prize for Fiction is the leading literary award in the English speaking world, which has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for over 50 years. It is awarded annually to the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK or Ireland. The International Booker Prize was established in 2005, biennially rewarding an author for a body of work originally written in any language as long as it was widely available in English. From 2016, the prize became a translation
prize, awarded annually for a single work of fiction, translated into English and published in the UK & Ireland. Underlining the importance of translation, the £50,000 prize is divided equally between the author and the translator.