The proposed fiction prize is likely to be open to books published in English and foreign languages.
There are five entries in each category, with the fiction prize worth more than $180,000.
The book won the 2009 Costa children's fiction prize and was recognised widely for its success.
Which, if true, would make general fiction prizes of the Booker type even sillier.
At the age of 70, Peter Taylor won the fiction prize for the first novel he had ever written.
The book won the 1940 $10,000 fiction novel prize from the Atlantic Monthly.
The Guardian children's fiction prize has been awarded to a number of much-loved writers.
The longlist for this year's Guardian children's fiction prize has been announced and it is full of great reads.
If Booker is, as it claims, our premier fiction prize, then her name should be on the winners' trophy.