Incepted in 1969, The Man Booker Prize is one of world’s biggest and most prestigious of Literary awards given to authors for their original novel work.
The Booker Prize is awarded each year in the UK and is generally given to books published in the same country. The winner of this prize is guaranteed international success and renown, therefore it is considered one of the most important awards given to novelists in the world.
From the time of its inception, the Man Booker prize was only awarded to authors from Irland, South Africa, and Commonwealth citizens. In 2014 however, the eligibility was greatly widened to include any English-Language novel from the world.
This year, a novelist from Pakistan has been shortlisted for the prize.
Mohsin Hamid on his way to winning Man Bookers Prize 2017
Mohsin Hamid is a Pakistani novelist, brand consultant, and writer. He has so far written 4 novels which include Moth Smoke, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, How to get filthy rich in rising Asia and Exit West.
For the Man Booker Prize 2017, his novel Exit West has been shortlisted.
This isn’t the first time Mohsin Hamid made it to the Man Booker Prize. in 2007, his book The Reluctant Fundamentalist was shortlisted too.
Apart from Man Booker, his work has been appreciated throughout 2000 to 2014 in many countries. His most recent honor was in 2014 where his book ‘How to get filthy rich in Rising Asia’ made it to the shortlist of International Literature Award.
Others who made it to the list include Paul Auster, Emily Fridlund, Fiona Mozley, George Saunders and Ali Smith.
We sincerely hope that Moshin Hamid wins the Man Booker Prize 2017.