Became known, when will announce the winners of the Booker prize-2018

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Winners of the prestigious literary man Booker prize (Man Booker Prize) in 2018 will be announced may 22, reported RIA Novosti on Friday in the organizing Committee.

«The judges will choose from the «Booker dozen» of the 12 or 13 books in March, in April, followed by the shortlist. The winner will be called in may 2018,» — said in the organizing Committee.

Longlist applicants for the award will be revealed on 12 March, 12 April, the jury will present a shortlist. Last year it consisted of 6 contenders.

Booker prize was «born» in 1968, but handed it since 1969. Until 2014, its laureates could become only citizens of the UK, Ireland and British Commonwealth countries. In 2014 the rules have changed, now is the chance for the award have writers with any passport, but a novel should be written in English and published by the official publisher in the UK in the year of award.

The first prize winner in 1969, was the British writer Percy Howard Newby, was awarded for his novel «it will have to answer.» Over the years, the finalists of the prize was iris Murdoch, Salman Rushdie, Kazuo Ishiguro, William Golding, Margaret Atwood.

The winner of the 2017 was the American writer George Saunders novel Lincoln in the Bardo («Lincoln in the Bardo»), in Russian book comes out in 2018, the publishing house «Eksmo».