The Man Booker International Prize is a biennial international literary award given to a living author of any nationality for a body of work published in English or generally available in English translation.
The introduction of the International Prize was announced in June 2004. The award, which is sponsored by the Man Group, complements the Man Booker Prize and rewards one author's "continued creativity, development and overall contribution to fiction on the world stage."
Whilst the Man Booker Prize is only open to writers from Britain, Ireland and the Commonwealth, the International Prize is open to all nationalities. The award is worth £60,000 and an author can only win once.