The Man Booker International Prize is awarded every two years to a living author who has published a work of fiction in the English language. The inaugural prize was given in 2005 to Albanian writer Ismail Kadare.
The Man Booker Prize,the parent of the International Prize, is given to the best work of fiction by a writer who is a citizen of the British Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland. You can read news about the prize and its history, or peruse the list of winners. Also, review the archival list of winners from 1969 to the present.
Past winners include "The English Patient" by Michael Ondaatje and "Disgrace" by J.M. Coetzee.