On October 17th, 2022, The Booker Prize ceremony was held at the Roundhouse in London. Camilla, the Queen Consort was the chief guest along with Dua Lipa gracing the show as a star guest.
In 1952, Jock Campbell became the chairman of the company. The execution of the plan initiated when he acquired the copyrights of Ian Fleming's books for the 'authors division' in the company. Later on, he acquired rights of books of authors like Agastha Christie, Harold Pinter, and others.
In this manner, the tradition of 'The Booker Prize' started to recognize the fictional works of not just authors in Britain, but also from the Common wealth nations.
This year the Booker Prize was conferred to the Sri Lankan writer Shehan Karunatilaka for his book 'The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida', a supernatural satire.