Man Booker Prize

The Man Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year. The prize is the world's most important literary award and has the power to transform the fortunes of authors and publishers.

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2015 is chaired by Michael Wood. The judges are: Ellah Allfrey, John Burnside, Sam Leith and Frances Osborne.

The Key Dates for the 2015 Prize:

- The longlist will be announced on Wednesday 29 July 2015
- The shortlist will be announced on Tuesday 15 September 2015
- The winner will be announced on Tuesday 13 October 2015.

Winner: Marlon James - A Brief History of Seven Killings

Shortlist:

Author (nationality)                  Title (imprint)

Marlon James (Jamaica)       A Brief History of Seven Killings(Oneworld Publications)

Tom McCarthy (UK)               Satin Island (Jonathan Cape)

Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria)       The Fishermen (ONE, Pushkin Press)

Sunjeev Sahota (UK)               The Year of the Runaways (Picador)

Anne Tyler (US)                       A Spool of Blue Thread (Chatto & Windus)

Hanya Yanagihara (US)            A Little Life (Picador)