Booker prize winners

Booker Prize Winners

Booker Prize Winners All-Time List Since 1969

The Booker Prizes are literary awards for fiction. ADDucation’s all-time Booker prize winners list includes all the Booker prize winning authors, their winning novel, nationality and other key facts.

Booker Prize Frequently Asked Questions
  • What’s the difference between the Booker Prize and the Booker International Prize?
    • The Booker Prize is awarded annually to the best novel written in English and published in the United Kingdom, in the opinion of the judges.
    • The Booker International Prize is awarded annually to the author of the best fiction novel (or collection of short stories) translated into English, in the opinion of the judges.
  • How often are the Booker Prizes Awarded?
    The Booker Prize has been awarded annually every year since 1969. The first Booker International Prize was awarded in 2005, then biannually until 2015. Since 2016 it has been awarded annually.
  • Who judges the Booker Prize?
    The winning novels are chosen by a panel of judges from literary circles and other walks of life.
  • What are the Booker Prizes?
    The Booker prizes are cash prizes awarded by the Booker Prize Foundation. Booker prize winners enjoy international media coverage and wider recognition for their works.
  • Who won the first Booker Prize?
    P.H. Newby (Percy Howard Newby CBE) was the first winner of the Booker Prize for his novel Something to Answer For in 1969.
  • Can any author enter their works for a Booker Prize?
    Since 2014 the author of any book published in the United Kingdom is eligible for consideration. Before 2014 only citizens of the Commonwealth of Nations, Zimbabwe and the Republic of Ireland were eligible for entry.
  • Who was the first woman to win a Booker Prize?
    Bernice Rubens was the first female Booker Prize winner for her novel The Elected Member and she was also the first Welsh Booker Prize winner.

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YearAuthorTitleGenre/sNationalityBooker Prize Winners Shortlist
1969P. H. NewbySomething to Answer For.FictionUnited Kingdom / England.1969 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • P. H. Newby was the 1969 Booker prize winner.
  • Barry England: Figures in a Landscape.
  • Nicholas Mosley: The Impossible Object.
  • Iris Murdoch: The Nice and the Good.
  • Muriel Spark: The Public Image.
  • Gordon Williams: From Scenes Like These.
1970[4]Bernice RubensThe Elected Member.Fiction.United Kingdom / Wales.1970 Booker Prize Shared Winners Shortlist:
  • Bernice Rubens and J. G. Farrell were joint Booker prize winners in 1970.
  • A L Barker: John Brown’s Body.
  • Elizabeth Bowen: Eva Trout.
  • Iris Murdoch: Bruno’s Dream.
  • William Trevor: Mrs Eckdorf in O’Neill’s Hotel.
  • Terence Wheeler: The Conjunction.
1970[4]J. G. FarrellTroubles.Fiction.United Kingdom / Ireland.1970 Lost Booker Prize Shared Winners Shortlist:
  • J. G. Farrell and Bernice Rubens shared the 1970 Booker prize.
  • Nina Bawden: The Birds on the Trees.
  • Shirley Hazzard: The Bay of Noon.
  • Mary Renault: Fire From Heaven.
  • Muriel Spark: The Driver’s Seat.
  • Patrick White: The Vivisector Mark.
1971V. S. NaipaulIn a Free State.Short story.United Kingdom / Trinidad and Tobago.1971 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • V. S. Naipaul was the 1971 Booker prize winner.
  • Thomas Kilroy: The Big Chapel.
  • Doris Lessing: Briefing for a Descent into Hell.
  • Mordecai Richler: St. Urbain’s Horseman.
  • Derek Robinson: Goshawk Squadron.
  • Elizabeth Taylor: Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont.
1972John BergerG.Experimental novel.United Kingdom / England.1972 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • John Berger was the 1972 Booker prize winner.
  • Susan Hill: The Bird of Night.
  • Thomas Keneally: The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith.
  • David Storey: Pasmore.
1973J. G. Farrell[3]The Siege of Krishnapur.Fiction.United Kingdom/Ireland.1973 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • J. G. Farrell was the 1973 Booker prize winner.
  • Beryl Bainbridge: The Dressmaker.
  • Elizabeth Mavor: The Green Equinox.
  • Iris Murdoch: The Black Prince.
1974[1]Nadine GordimerThe ConservationistFictionSouth Africa1974 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Nadine Gordimer and Stanley Middleton shared the 1974 Booker prize.
  • Kingsley Amis: Ending Up.
  • Beryl Bainbridge: The Bottle Factory Outing.
  • C. P. Snow: In Their Wisdom.
1974[1]Stanley MiddletonHolidayFictionUnited Kingdom / England1974 Booker Prize Shared Winners Shortlist:
  • Stanley Middleton and Nadine Gordimerw were joint winners of the 1974 Booker prize.
  • Kingsley Amis: Ending Up.
  • Beryl Bainbridge: The Bottle Factory Outing.
  • C. P. Snow: In Their Wisdom.
1975Ruth Prawer JhabvalaHeat and DustHistorical novelUnited Kingdom / Germany1975 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala was the 1975 Booker prize winner.
  • Thomas Keneally: Gossip from the Forest.
1976David StoreySavilleFictionUnited Kingdom / England1976 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • David Storey was the 1976 Booker prize winner.
  • André Brink: An Instant in the Wind.
  • R. C. Hutchinson: Rising.
  • Brian Moore: The Doctor’s Wife.
  • Julian Rathbone: King Fisher Lives.
  • William Trevor: The Children of Dynmouth.
1977Paul ScottStaying OnFictionUnited Kingdom / England1977 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Paul Scott was the 1977 Booker prize winner.
  • Paul Bailey: Peter Smart’s Confessions.
  • Caroline Blackwood: Great Granny Webster.
  • Jennifer Johnston: Shadows on our Skin.
  • Penelope Lively: The Road to Lichfield.
  • Barbara Pym: Quartet in Autumn.
1978Iris MurdochThe Sea, the SeaPhilosophical novelIreland/United Kingdom1978 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Iris Murdoch was the 1978 Booker prize winner.
  • Kingsley Amis: Jake’s Thing.
  • André Brink: Rumours of Rain.
  • Penelope Fitzgerald: The Bookshop.
  • Jane Gardam: God on the Rocks.
  • Bernice Rubens: A Five-Year Sentence.
1979Penelope FitzgeraldOffshoreFictionUnited Kingdom / England1979 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Penelope Fitzgerald was the 1979 Booker prize winner.
  • Thomas Keneally: Confederates.
  • V. S. Naipaul: A Bend in the River.
  • Julian Rathbone: Joseph.
  • Fay Weldon: Praxis.
1980William GoldingRites of PassageFictionUnited Kingdom / England1980 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • William Golding was the 1980 Booker prize winner.
  • Anthony Burgess: Earthly Powers.
    Anita Desai: Clear Light of Day.
    Alice Munro: The Beggar Maid.
    Julia O’Faolain: No Country for Young Men.
    Barry Unsworth: Pascali’s Island.
    J. L. Carr: A Month in the Country.
1981Salman RushdieMidnight’s ChildrenMagical realismUnited Kingdom / India1981 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Salman Rushdie was the 1981 Booker prize winner.
  • Molly Keane: Good Behaviour.
  • Doris Lessing: The Sirian Experiments.
  • Ian McEwan: The Comfort of Strangers.
  • Ann Schlee: Rhine Journey.
  • Muriel Spark: Loitering with Intent.
  • D. M. Thomas: The White Hotel.
1982Thomas KeneallySchindler’s ArkBiographical novelAustralia1982 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Thomas Keneally was the 1982 Booker prize winner.
  • John Arden: Silence Among the Weapons.
  • William Boyd: An Ice-Cream War.
  • Lawrence Durrell: Constance or Solitary Practices.
  • Alice Thomas: Ellis The 27th Kingdom.
  • Timothy Mo: Sour Sweet.
1983J. M. CoetzeeLife & Times of Michael KFictionSouth Africa1983 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • J. M. Coetzee was the 1983 Booker prize winner.
  • Malcolm Bradbury: Rates of Exchange.
  • John Fuller: Flying to Nowhere.
  • Anita Mason: The Illusionist.
  • Salman Rushdie: Shame.
  • Graham Swift: Waterland.
1984Anita BrooknerHotel du LacFictionUnited Kingdom / England1984 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Anita Brookner was the 1984 Booker prize winner.
  • J. G. Ballard: Empire of the Sun.
  • Julian Barnes: Flaubert’s Parrot.
  • Anita Desai: In Custody.
  • Penelope Lively: According to Mark.
  • David Lodge: Small World.
1985Keri HulmeThe Bone PeopleMystery novelNew Zealand1985 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Keri Hulme was the 1985 Booker prize winner.
  • Peter Carey: Illywhacker.
  • J. L. Carr: The Battle of Pollocks Crossing.
  • Doris Lessing: The Good Terrorist.
  • Jan Morris: Last Letters from Hav.
  • Iris Murdoch: The Good Apprentice.
1986Kingsley AmisThe Old DevilsComic novelUnited Kingdom / England1986 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Kingsley Amis was the 1986 Booker prize winner.
  • Margaret Atwood: The Handmaid’s Tale.
  • Paul Bailey: Gabriel’s Lament.
  • Robertson Davies: What’s Bred in the Bone.
  • Kazuo Ishiguro: An Artist of the Floating World.
  • Timothy Mo: An Insular Possession.
1987Penelope LivelyMoon TigerFictionUnited Kingdom / Egypt1987 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Penelope Lively was the 1987 Booker prize winner.
  • Chinua Achebe: Anthills of the Savannah.
  • Peter Ackroyd: Chatterton.
  • Nina Bawden: Circles of Deceit.
  • Brian Moore: The Colour of Blood.
  • Iris Murdoch: The Book and the Brotherhood.
1988Peter CareyOscar and LucindaFictionAustralia1988 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Peter Carey was the 1988 Booker prize winner.
  • Bruce Chatwin: Utz.
  • Penelope Fitzgerald: The Beginning of Spring.
  • David Lodge: Nice Work.
  • Salman Rushdie: The Satanic Verses.
  • Marina Warner: The Lost Father.
1989Kazuo IshiguroThe Remains of the DayHistorical novelUnited Kingdom / Japan1989 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Kazuo Ishiguro was the 1989 Booker prize winner.
  • Margaret Atwood: Cat’s Eye.
  • John Banville: The Book of Evidence.
  • Sybille Bedford: Jigsaw.
  • James Kelman: A Disaffection.
  • Rose Tremain: Restoration.
1990A. S. ByattPossessionHistorical novelUnited Kingdom / England1990 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • A. S. Byatt was the 1990 Booker prize winner.
  • Beryl Bainbridge: An Awfully Big Adventure.
    Penelope Fitzgerald
    : The Gate of Angels.
    John McGahern
    : Amongst Women.
    Brian Moore
    : Lies of Silence.
    Mordecai Richler
    : Solomon Gursky Was Here.
1991Ben OkriThe Famished RoadMagic realismNigeria1991 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Ben Okri was the 1991 Booker prize winner.
  • Martin Amis: Time’s Arrow.
  • Roddy Doyle: The Van.
  • Rohinton Mistry: Such a Long Journey.
  • Timothy Mo: The Redundancy of Courage.
  • William Trevor: Reading Turgenev.
1992[1]Michael OndaatjeThe English PatientHistoriographic metafictionCanada1992 Booker Prize Shared Winners Shortlist:
  • Michael Ondaatje and Barry Unsworth shared the 1992 Booker prize.
  • Christopher Hope: Serenity House.
  • Patrick McCabe: The Butcher Boy.
  • Ian McEwan: Black Dogs.
  • Michèle Roberts: Daughters of the House.
1992[1]Barry UnsworthSacred HungerHistorical novelUnited Kingdom / England1992 Booker Prize Shared Winners Shortlist:
  • Barry Unsworth and Michael Ondaatje were joint winners of the 1992 Booker prize.
  • Christopher Hope: Serenity House.
  • Patrick McCabe: The Butcher Boy.
  • Ian McEwan: Black Dogs.
  • Michèle Roberts: Daughters of the House.
1993Roddy DoylePaddy Clarke Ha Ha HaFictionIreland1993 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Roddy Doyle was the 1993 Booker prize winner.
  • Tibor Fischer: Under the Frog.
  • Michael Ignatieff: Scar Tissue.
  • David Malouf: Remembering Babylon.
  • Caryl Phillips: Crossing the River.
  • Carol Shields: The Stone Diaries.
1994James KelmanHow Late It Was, How LateStream of consciousnessUnited Kingdom / Scotland1994 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • James Kelman was the 1994 Booker prize winner.
  • Romesh Gunesekera: Reef.
  • Abdulrazak Gurnah: Paradise.
  • Alan Hollinghurst: The Folding Star.
  • George Mackay Brown: Beside the Ocean of Time.
  • Jill Paton: Walsh Knowledge of Angels.
1995Pat BarkerThe Ghost RoadWar novelUnited Kingdom / England1995 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Pat Barker was the 1995 Booker prize winner.
  • Justin Cartwright: In Every Face I Meet.
  • Salman Rushdie: The Moor’s Last Sigh.
  • Barry Unsworth: Morality Play.
  • Tim Winton: The Riders.
1996Graham SwiftLast OrdersFictionUnited Kingdom / England1996 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Graham Swift was the 1996 Booker prize winner.
  • Margaret Atwood: Alias Grace.
  • Beryl Bainbridge: Every Man for Himself.
  • Seamus Deane: Reading in the Dark.
  • Shena Mackay: The Orchard on Fire.
  • Rohinton Mistry: A Fine Balance.
1997Arundhati RoyThe God of Small ThingsFictionIndia1997 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Arundhati Roy was the 1997 Booker prize winner.
  • Jim Crace: Quarantine.
  • Mick Jackson: The Underground Man.
  • Bernard MacLaverty: Grace Notes.
  • Tim Parks: Europa.
  • Madeleine St John: The Essence of the Thing.
1998Ian McEwanAmsterdamFictionUnited Kingdom / England1998 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Ian McEwan was the 1998 Booker prize winner.
  • Beryl Bainbridge: Master Georgie.
  • Julian Barnes: England, England.
  • Martin Booth: The Industry of Souls.
  • Patrick McCabe: Breakfast on Pluto.
  • Magnus Mills: The Restraint of Beasts.
1999J. M. CoetzeeDisgraceFictionSouth Africa1999 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • J. M. Coetzee was the 1999 Booker prize winner.
  • Anita Desai: Fasting, Feasting.
  • Michael Frayn: Headlong.
  • Andrew O’Hagan: Our Fathers.
  • Ahdaf Soueif: The Map of Love.
  • Colm Tóibín: The Blackwater Lightship.
2000Margaret AtwoodThe Blind AssassinHistorical novelCanada2000 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Margaret Atwood was the 2000 Booker prize winner.
  • Trezza Azzopardi: The Hiding Place.
  • Michael Collins: The Keepers of Truth.
  • Kazuo Ishiguro: When We Were Orphans.
  • Matthew Kneale: English Passengers.
  • Brian O’Doherty: The Deposition of Father McGreevy.
2001Peter CareyTrue History of the Kelly GangHistorical novelAustralia2001 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Peter Carey was the 2001 Booker prize winner.
  • Ian McEwan: Atonement.
  • Andrew Miller: Oxygen.
  • David Mitchell: number9dream.
  • Rachel Seiffert: The Dark Room.
  • Ali Smith: Hotel World.
2002Yann MartelLife of PiFantasy and adventure novelCanada2002 (was the first[5]) Man Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Yann Martel was the 2002 Man Booker prize winner.
  • Rohinton Mistry: Family Matters.
  • Carol Shields: Unless.
  • William Trevor: The Story of Lucy Gault.
  • Sarah Waters: Fingersmith.
  • Tim Winton: Dirt Music.
2003DBC PierreVernon God LittleBlack comedyAustralia2003 Man Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • DBC Pierre was the 2003 Man Booker prize winner.
  • Monica Ali: Brick Lane.
  • Margaret Atwood: Oryx and Crake.
  • Damon Galgut: The Good Doctor.
  • Zoë Heller: Notes on a Scandal.
  • Clare Morrall: Astonishing Splashes of Colour.
2004Alan HollinghurstThe Line of BeautyHistorical novelUnited Kingdom / England2004 Man Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Alan Hollinghurst was the 2004 Man Booker prize winner.
  • Achmat Dangor: Bitter Fruit.
  • Sarah Hall: The Electric Michelangelo.
  • David Mitchell: Cloud Atlas.
  • Colm Tóibín: The Master.
  • Gerard Woodward: I’ll Go to Bed at Noon.
2005John BanvilleThe SeaFictionIreland2005 Man Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • John Banville was the 2005 Man Booker prize winner.
  • Julian Barnes: Arthur & George.
  • Sebastian Barry: A Long Long Way.
  • Kazuo Ishiguro: Never Let Me Go.
  • Ali Smith: The Accidental.
  • Zadie Smith: On Beauty.
2006Kiran DesaiThe Inheritance of LossFictionIndia2006 Man Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Kiran Desai was the 2006 Man Booker prize winner.
  • Kate Grenville: The Secret River.
  • M. J. Hyland: Carry Me Down.
  • Hisham Matar: In the Country of Men.
  • Edward St Aubyn: Mother’s Milk.
  • Sarah Waters: The Night Watch.
2007Anne EnrightThe GatheringFictionIreland2007 Man Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Anne Enright was the 2007 Man Booker prize winner.
  • Nicola Barker: Darkmans.
  • Mohsin Hamid: The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
  • Lloyd Jones: Mister Pip.
  • Ian McEwan: On Chesil Beach.
  • Indra Sinha: Animal’s People.
2008Aravind AdigaThe White TigerFictionIndia2008 Man Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Aravind Adiga was the 2008 Man Booker prize winner.
  • Sebastian Barry: The Secret Scripture.
  • Amitav Ghosh: Sea of Poppies.
  • Linda Grant: The Clothes on Their Backs.
  • Philip Hensher: The Northern Clemency.
  • Steve Toltz: A Fraction of the Whole.
2009Hilary MantelWolf Hall.Historical novel.United Kingdom / England.2009 Man Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Hilary Mantel was the 2009 Man Booker prize winner.
  • A. S. Byatt: The Children’s Book.
  • J. M. Coetzee: Summertime.
  • Adam Foulds: The Quickening Maze.
  • Simon Mawer: The Glass Room.
  • Sarah Waters: The Little Stranger.
2010Howard JacobsonThe Finkler Question.Comic novel.United Kingdom / England.2010 Man Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Howard Jacobson was the 2010 Man Booker prize winner.
  • Peter Carey: Parrot and Olivier in America.
  • Emma Donoghue: Room.
  • Damon Galgut: In a Strange Room.
  • Andrea Levy: The Long Song.
  • Tom McCarthy: C.
2011Julian BarnesThe Sense of an Ending.Novel.United Kingdom / England.2011 Man Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Julian Barnes was the 2011 Man Booker prize winner.
  • Carol Birch: Jamrach’s Menagerie.
  • Patrick deWitt: The Sisters Brothers.
  • Esi Edugyan: Half-Blood Blues.
  • Stephen Kelman: Pigeon English.
  • Andrew D Miller: Snowdrops.
2012Hilary Mantel[2]Bring Up the Bodies.Historical novel.United Kingdom / England.2012 Man Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Hilary Mantel was the 2012 Man Booker prize winner.
  • Deborah Levy: Swimming Home.
  • Alison Moore: The Lighthouse.
  • Will Self: Umbrella.
  • Tan Twan Eng: The Garden of Evening Mists.
  • Jeet Thayil: Narcopolis.
2013Eleanor CattonThe Luminaries.Historical novel.New Zealand.2013 Man Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Eleanor Catton was the 2013 Man Booker prize winner.
  • NoViolet Bulawayo: We Need New Names.
  • Jim Crace: Harvest)
  • Jhumpa Lahiri: The Lowland)
  • Ruth Ozeki: A Tale for the Time Being.
  • Colm Tóibín: The Testament of Mary.
2014Richard Flanagan
The Narrow Road to the Deep North.Historical novel.Australia.2014 Man Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Richard Flanagan was the 2014 Man Booker prize winner.
  • Joshua Ferris: To Rise Again at a Decent Hour.
  • Karen Joy Fowler: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves.
  • Howard Jacobson: J.
  • Neel Mukherjee: The Lives of Others.
  • Ali Smith: How to Be Both.
2015Marlon JamesThe Brief History of Seven Killings.Historical novel.Jamaica.2015 Man Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Marlon James Man Booker prize winner 2015
  • Tom McCarthy: Satin Island)
  • Chigozie Obioma: The Fishermen)
  • Sunjeev Sahota: The Year of the Runaways)
  • Anne Tyler: A Spool of Blue Thread)
  • Hanya Yanagihara: A Little Life)
2016Paul BeattyThe Sellout.Satirical novel.USA.2016 Man Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Paul Beatty was the 2016 Man Booker prize winner.
  • Deborah Levy: Hot Milk.
  • Graeme Macrae Burnet: His Bloody Project.
  • Ottessa Moshfegh: Eileen.
  • David Szalay: All That Man Is.
  • Madeleine Thien: Do Not Say We Have Nothing.
2017George SaundersLincoln in the Bardo.Historical/experimental novel.USA.2017 Man Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • George Saunders was the 2017 Man Booker prize winner.
  • Ali Smith: Autumn.
  • Paul Auster: 4321.
  • Emily Fridlund: History of Wolves.
  • Mohsin Hamid: Exit West.
  • Fiona Mozley: Elmet.
2018Anna Burns
Milkman.Fiction.United Kingdom / Northern Ireland.2018 (was the last[5]) Man Booker Prize Winners Shortlist:
  • Anna Burns was the 2018 Man Booker prize winner.
  • Robin Robertson: The Long Take.
  • Esi Edugyan: Washington Black.
  • Daisy Johnson: Everything Under.
  • Rachel Kushner: The Mars Room.
  • Richard Powers: The Overstory.
2019TBA Monday 14 October 2019.2019 Booker Prize Winners Shortlist was announced 10am BST Tuesday 3 September 2019 (in alphabetical order).
  • Margaret Atwood (Canada), The Testaments.
  • Lucy Ellmann (USA/UK), Ducks, Newburyport.
  • Bernardine Evaristo (UK), Girl, Woman, Other.
  • Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria), An Orchestra of Minorities.
  • Salman Rushdie (UK/India), Quichotte.
  • Elif Shafak (UK/Turkey), 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World.

The Booker 2019 Longlist “Booker Dozen” was announced on 27 July 2019 (in alphabetical order):

  • Margaret Atwood (Canada), The Testaments.
  • Kevin Barry (Ireland), Night Boat to Tangier.
  • Oyinkan Braithwaite (UK/Nigeria), My Sister, The Serial Killer.
  • Lucy Ellmann (USA/UK), Ducks, Newburyport.
  • Bernardine Evaristo (UK), Girl, Woman, Other.
  • John Lanchester (UK), The Wall.
  • Deborah Levy (UK), The Man Who Saw Everything.
  • Valeria Luiselli (Mexico/Italy), Lost Children Archive.
  • Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria), An Orchestra of Minorities.
  • Max Porter (UK), Lanny.
  • Salman Rushdie (UK/India), Quichotte.
  • Elif Shafak (UK/Turkey), 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World.
  • Jeanette Winterson (UK), Frankissstein.

[1] Shared prize. [2] The first woman to win the Booker prize twice (2009, 2012). [3] First man to win the Booker prize twice (1970, 1973). [4] Lost Man Booker Prize (awarded in 2010). [5] Between 2002  and June 2019 the Booker prizes were sponsored by the Man Group. Since June 2019 Crankstart, a charitable foundation of Sir Michael Moritz KBE and his wife, Harriet Heyman, is the new supporter of both the Booker Prize and the International Booker Prize. The Booker Prizes will not include the name of the sponsor.


Booker International Prize Winners List

The Booker International Prize is an annual international literary award for translated fiction[5]. The award ceremony is usually held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England.

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YearAuthorTitle of WorkTranslatorOriginal LanguageCountry
2005Ismail KadareAlbania
2007Chinua AchebeNigeria
2009Alice MunroCanada
2011Philip RothUSA
2013Lydia DavisUSA
2015László Krasznahorkai Hungary
2016Han KangThe Vegetarian.Deborah SmithKoreanSouth Korea
2017David GrossmanA Horse Walks Into a Bar.Jessica CohenHebrewIsrael
2018Olga TokarczukFlights.Jennifer CroftPolishPolish
2019Jokha al-HarthiCelestial Bodies.Marilyn BoothArabicOman
2020TBA May 2020.

[5] Before 2014 only books written by a citizen of the Commonwealth of Nations, Zimbabwe and the Republic of Ireland were eligible.

Special Booker Prize Awards

  • Booker of Bookers Prize (1993) to celebrate Booker prizes 25 anniversary: Awarded to Salman Rushdie for Midnight’s Children.
  • Best of the Booker Prize (2008) to celebrate Booker prizes 40th anniversary: Awarded to Salman Rushdie for Midnight’s Children following a public vote.
  • Lost Booker Prize (2010) awarded retrospectively because the eligibility period was changed from the previous year to the current year which meant no novel published in 1970 could win a Booker Prize. Awarded to J. G. Farrell for Troubles following a public vote.
  • Golden Booker Prize (2018) to celebrate Booker prizes 50th anniversary: Awarded to Michael Ondaatje for The English Patient.

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