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The Man Booker Prize for Fiction

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

2012  Book Cover  Hilary Mantel
Bring Up the Bodies
2011  Book Cover  Jonathan Cape
The Sense of an Ending
2010  Book Cover  Howard Jacobson
The Finkler Question
2009  Book Cover  Hilary Mantel
Wolf Hall
2008  Book Cover  Aravind Adiga
The White Tiger
2007  Book Cover  Anne Enright
The Gathering
2006  Book Cover  Kiran Desai
The Inheritance of Loss
2005  Book Cover  John Banville
The Sea
2004  Book Cover  Alan Hollinghurst
The Line of Beauty
2003  Book Cover  D.B.C. Pierre
Vernon God Little
2002  Book Cover  Yann Martel
Life of Pi
2001  Book Cover  Peter Carey
True History of the Kelly Gang
2000  Book Cover  Margaret Atwood
The Blind Assassin
1999  Book Cover  J.M. Coetzee
Disgrace
1998  Book Cover  Ian McEwan
Amsterdam
1997  Book Cover  Arundhati Roy
The God of Small Things
1996  Book Cover  Graham Swift
Last Orders
1995  Book Cover  Pat Barker
The Ghost Road
1994  no image available  James Kelman
How Late It Was, How Late
1993  Book Cover  Roddy Doyle
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
1992 [tie]  Book Cover  Michael Ondaatje
The English Patient
1992 [tie]  Book Cover  Barry Unsworth
Sacred Hunger
1991  no image available  Ben Okri
The Famished Road
1990  Book Cover  A.S. Byatt
Possession
1989  Book Cover  Kazuo Ishiguro
The Remains of the Day
1988  no image available  Peter Carey
Oscar & Lucinda
1987  no image available  Penelope Lively
Moon Tiger
1986  no image available  Kingsley Amis
The Old Devils
1985  no image available  Keri Hulme
The Bone People
1984  no image available  Anita Brookner
Hotel du Lac
1983  no image available  J.M. Coetzee
Life & Times of Michael K
1982  Book Cover  Thomas Keneally
Schindler's Ark [as Schindler's List]
1981  Book Cover  Salman Rushdie
Midnight's Children
1980  no image available  William Golding
Rites of Passage
1979  no image available  Penelope Fitzgerald
Offshore
1978  Book Cover  Iris Murdoch
The Sea, the Sea
1977  no image available  Paul Scott
Staying On
1976  no image available  David Storey
Saville
1975  no image available  Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Heat and Dust
1974 [tie]  no image available  Nadine Gordimer
The Conservationist
1974 [tie]  no image available  Stanley Middleton
Holiday
1973  no image available  J.G. Farrell
The Siege of Krishnapur
1972  no image available  John Berger
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1971  no image available  V.S. Naipaul
In a Free State
1970  no image available  Bernice Rubens
The Elected Member
1969  no image available  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.

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

2009  Book Cover  Alice Munro
Ireland
2007  Book Cover  Chinua Achebe
Nigeria
2005  Book Cover  Ismail Kadare
Balkan Albanian, living in France

Updated October 2012 sdc

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