The Man Booker International Prize recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction. Worth £60,000, the prize is awarded every two years to a living author who has published fiction either originally in English or whose work is generally available in translation in the English language. The winner is chosen solely at the discretion of the judging panel and there are no submissions from publishers.
The Man Booker International Prize is significantly different from the annual Man Booker Prize for Fiction. In seeking out literary excellence, the judges consider a writer's body of work rather than a single novel.
The Man Booker International Prize e-Council is an informal advisory network, made up of former judges and winners of the Man Booker and Man Booker International Prizes. Its role is to make suggestions for judges for the Man Booker International Prize and for writers that the judges might consider reading. The membership of the e-Council will evolve as more people judge – and win – the prizes. The current list of e-Council members can be seen here.
The Man Booker International Prize 2015 shortlist will be revealed on Tuesday 24 March 2015