Booker Prize Winners

2013 – The Luminaries (Catton)
2012 – Bring Up The Bodies (Mantel)
2011 – The Sense of an Ending (Barnes)
2010 – The Finkler Question (Jacobson)
2009 – Wolf Hall (Mantel)
2008 – The White Tiger (Adiga)
2007 – The Gathering (Enright)
2006 – The Inheritance of Loss (Desai)
2005 – The Sea (Banville)
2004 – The Line of Beauty (Hollinghurst)
2003 – Vernon God Little (Pierre)
2002 – Life of Pi (Martel)
2001 – True History of the Kelly Gang (Carey)
2000 – The Blind Assassin (Atwood)
1999 – Disgrace (Coetzee)
1998 – Amsterdam: A Novel (McEwan)
1997 – The God of Small Things (Roy)
1996 – Last Orders (Swift)
1995 – The Ghost Road (Barker)
1994 – How Late It Was, How Late (Kelman)
1993 – Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (Doyle)
1992 – The English Patient (Ondaatje)
1992 – Sacred Hunger (Unsworth)
1991 – The Famished Road (Okri)
1990 – Possession: A Romance (Byatt)
1989 – The Remains of the Day (Ishiguro)
1988 – Oscar and Lucinda (Carey)
1987 – Moon Tiger (Lively)
1986 – The Old Devils (Amis)
1985 – The Bone People (Hulme)
1984 – Hotel Du Lac (Brookner)
1983 – Life & Times of Michael K (Coetzee)
1982 – Schindler’s Ark (Keneally)
1981 – Midnight’s Children (Rushdie)
1980 – Rites of Passage (Golding)
1979 – Offshore (Fitzgerald)
1978 – The Sea, the Sea (Murdoch)
1977 – Staying on (Scott)
1976 – Saville (Storey)
1975 – Heat and Dust (Jhabvala)
1974 – The Conservationist (Gordimer)
1974 – Holiday (Middleton)
1973 – The Siege of Krishnapur (Farrell)
1972 – G. (Berger)
1971 – In a Free State (Naipaul)
1970 – The Elected Member (Rubens)
1969 – Something to Answer For (Newby)

8 thoughts on “Booker Prize Winners”

  1. I've been doing my own personal Man Booker shortlist reading challenge on my blog for the past couple of years…I read the books from the shortlist/winner from 1999 onwards.

    So far the books I have read are pretty good. While the winners are good, some of the shortlisted books were very, very interesting. I highly recommend reading off the shortlist (and even longlist) as well.


  2. The list is missing this year's winner “The Luminaries” which I thoroughly recommend. Hope you weren't referring to me as the host of The Complete Booker (I contribute a lot) as I host messybooker which started as a blog for all short listed novels but has morphed into an award blog.


  3. Your list is missing this year's winner “The Luminaries” & I hope you weren't referring to me as the host of the Complete Booker, although I post a lot there I'm not the host. My site is messybooker a blog which started as reviews of all the short listed novels but has morphed into award winners everywhere.


  4. Nice post, Bellezza! Wonderful to know that you have read some wonderful Booker prize winning books. Great going! I have read five books from the list – 'The Sense of an Ending', 'The Inheritance of Loss', 'The Sea', 'Possession', 'The Remains of the Day'. I didn't know that Keneally's book on Schindler won the Booker. I have seen movie versions of 'Life of PI', 'The English Patient' and parts of the movie version of 'The Remains of the Day'.


  5. With potential changes to the Booker on the horizon (not only being exclusively for writers from the Commonwealth) I may have to change my dedication to this award. The quaint theme of being British was always something that flowed through the short lists, it's a pity hat will probably be lost.


  6. Tony, I can imagine that your allegiance to this award will be altered as its integrity changes. It's a shame to me, although it sounds politically incorrect and isn't meant that way, that out of embracing “all” we have lowered certain standards. I always liked an uncompromising level of excellence


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