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Man Booker Prize

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction represents the very best in contemporary British fiction. One of the world’s foremost literary awards, and one of noteworthy influence, it is a benchmark of critical quality for British fiction writers. It has the power to transform the fortunes of authors, and even publishers. Now in its thirty-eighth year, the prize aims to reward the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the Commonwealth (a.k.a. the British Commonwealth — 53 allied countries, mostly former colonies of Great Britain) or the Republic of Ireland. The Man Booker judges are selected from the U.K.’s finest critics, writers and academics to maintain the consistent excellence of the prize. The winner of the Man Booker Prize receives £50,000 and both the winner and the shortlisted authors are guaranteed a worldwide readership plus a notable increase in book sales. .

For more information, and to see a list of the other nominees for each year, please visit the Official Man Booker Prize Web site. All books owned by Lincoln City Libraries are hotlinked to their entries in our library catalog, so that you may check on their current availability. If you see a title on this list that is not hotlinked to our collection, please consider ordering it through our Interlibrary Loan department.

Man Booker Prize Winners for Best Novel

2016

Book CoverPaul Beatty
The Sellout


2015

Book CoverMarlon James
A Brief History of Seven Killings


2014

Book CoverRichard Flanagan
The Narrow Road to the Deep North


2013

Book CoverEleanor Catton
The Luminaries


2012

Book CoverHilary Mantel
Bring Up the Bodies


2011

Book CoverJulian Barnes
The Sense of an Ending


2010

Book CoverHoward Jacobson
The Finkler Question


2009

Book CoverHilary Mantel
Wolf Hall


2008

Book CoverAravind Adiga
The White Tiger


2007

Book CoverAnne Enright
The Gathering


2006

Book CoverKiran Desai
The Inheritance of Loss


2005

Book CoverJohn Banville
The Sea


2004

Book CoverAlan Hollinghurst
The Line of Beauty


2003

Book CoverD.B.C. Pierre
Vernon God Little


2002

Book CoverYann Martel
Life of Pi


2001

Book CoverPeter Carey
True History of the Kelly Gang


2000

Book CoverMargaret Atwood
The Blind Assassin


1999

Book CoverJ.M. Coetzee
Disgrace


1998

Book CoverIan McEwan
Amsterdam


1997

Book CoverArundhati Roy
The God of Small Things


1996

Book CoverGraham Swift
Last Orders


1995

Book CoverPat Barker
The Ghost Road


1994

James Kelman
How Late It Was, How Late

1993

Book CoverRoddy Doyle
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha


1992 [tie]

Book CoverMichael Ondaatje
The English Patient


1992 [tie]

Book CoverBarry Unsworth
Sacred Hunger


1991

Ben Okri
The Famished Road

1990

Book CoverA.S. Byatt
Possession


1989

Book CoverKazuo Ishiguro
The Remains of the Day


1988

Peter Carey
Oscar & Lucinda

1987

Penelope Lively
Moon Tiger

1986

Kingsley Amis
The Old Devils

1985

Keri Hulme
The Bone People

1984

Anita Brookner
Hotel du Lac

1983

J.M. Coetzee
Life & Times of Michael K

1982

Book CoverThomas Keneally
Schindler’s Ark [as Schindler’s List]

1981

Book CoverSalman Rushdie
Midnight’s Children


1980

William Golding
Rites of Passage

1979

Penelope Fitzgerald
Offshore

1978

Book CoverIris Murdoch
The Sea, the Sea


1977

Paul Scott
Staying On

1976

David Storey
Saville

1975

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Heat and Dust

1974 [tie]

Nadine Gordimer
The Conservationist

1974 [tie]

Stanley Middleton
Holiday

1973

J.G. Farrell
The Siege of Krishnapur

1972

John Berger
G

1971

V.S. Naipaul
In a Free State

1970

Bernice Rubens
The Elected Member

1969

P.H. Newby
Something to Answer For

The Man Booker International Prize is a biennial international literary award given to a living author of any nationality for fiction published in English or generally available in English translation. The award, sponsored by the Man Group plc and established in 2005 to complement the Man Booker Prize (above), rewards one writer’s overall achievement in literature and their significant influence on writers and readers worldwide. The award is therefore a recognition of the writer’s body of work, rather than any one title. In 2015 it was announced that the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize (a separate British literary award sponsored by the newspaper The Independent) would be disbanded. The prize money from that award would be folded into the Man Booker International Prize, and the latter would become what the Independent prize used to be: a yearly book award for English translations, with the prize split between author and translator

For more information, and to see a list of the other nominees for each year, please visit the Official Man Booker International Prize Web site. All books owned by Lincoln City Libraries are hotlinked to their entries in our library catalog, so that you may check on their current availability. If you see a title on this list that is not hotlinked to our collection, please consider ordering it through our Interlibrary Loan department.

Man Booker International Prize Winners

2016

Book CoverHan Kang
The Vegetarian (translated by Deborah Smith)
South Korea


2015

Laszlo Krasznahorkai
Hungary

2013

Lydia Davis
United States

2011

Philip Roth
United States

2009

Alice Munro
Ireland

2007

Chinua Achebe
Nigeria

2005

Ismail Kadare
Balkan Albanian, living in France

Updated August 2014 sdc