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Man Booker Prize Winners

Man Booker Prize Winners All Time List

The Man Booker Prize (Man Booker Prizes) are literary awards for fiction named after its sponsors. ADDucation’s all-time Man Booker prize winners list includes all the Booker prize winning authors, their winning novel, nationality and other key facts.

Man Booker Prize Frequently Asked Questions
  • What’s the difference between the Man Booker Prize and the Booker International Prize?
    • Man Booker Prize is awarded annually to the best novel written in English and published in the United Kingdom, in the opinion of the judges.
    • Man 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 Man Booker Prize has been awarded annually every year since 1969. The first Man Booker International Prize was awarded in 2005, then biannually until 2015. Since 2016 it has been awarded annually.
  • Who judges the Man Booker Prize?
    The winning novels are chosen by a panel of judges from literary circles and other walks of life.
  • What are the Man 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 (subject to the submission rules published on 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/sNationalityMan Booker Prize Winners Shortlist
1969P. H. NewbySomething to Answer ForFictionUnited Kingdom / England1969:
  • P. H. Newby Something to Answer
  • 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
1970Bernice RubensThe Elected MemberFictionUnited Kingdom / Wales1970:
  • Bernice Rubens The Elected Member
  • 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
1970J. G. FarrellTroublesFictionUnited Kingdom / Ireland
1971V. S. NaipaulIn a Free StateShort storyUnited Kingdom / Trinidad and Tobago
1972John BergerG.Experimental novelUnited Kingdom / England
1973J. G. Farrell[3]The Siege of KrishnapurFictionUnited Kingdom/Ireland
1974(1)Nadine GordimerThe ConservationistFictionSouth Africa
1974(1)Stanley MiddletonHolidayFictionUnited Kingdom / England
1975Ruth Prawer JhabvalaHeat and DustHistorical novelUnited Kingdom / Germany
1976David StoreySavilleFictionUnited Kingdom / England
1977Paul ScottStaying OnFictionUnited Kingdom / England
1978Iris MurdochThe Sea, the SeaPhilosophical novelIreland/United Kingdom
1979Penelope FitzgeraldOffshoreFictionUnited Kingdom / England
1980William GoldingRites of PassageFictionUnited Kingdom / England
1981Salman RushdieMidnight’s ChildrenMagical realismUnited Kingdom / India
1982Thomas KeneallySchindler’s ArkBiographical novelAustralia
1983J. M. CoetzeeLife & Times of Michael KFictionSouth Africa
1984Anita BrooknerHotel du LacFictionUnited Kingdom / England
1985Keri HulmeThe Bone PeopleMystery novelNew Zealand
1986Kingsley AmisThe Old DevilsComic novelUnited Kingdom / England
1987Penelope LivelyMoon TigerFictionUnited Kingdom / Egypt
1988Peter CareyOscar and LucindaFictionAustralia
1989Kazuo IshiguroThe Remains of the DayHistorical novelUnited Kingdom / Japan
1990A. S. ByattPossessionHistorical novelUnited Kingdom / England
1991Ben OkriThe Famished RoadMagic realismNigeria
1992[1]Michael OndaatjeThe English PatientHistoriographic metafictionCanada
1992[1]Barry UnsworthSacred HungerHistorical novelUnited Kingdom / England
1993Roddy DoylePaddy Clarke Ha Ha HaFictionIreland
1994James KelmanHow Late It Was, How LateStream of consciousnessUnited Kingdom / Scotland
1995Pat BarkerThe Ghost RoadWar novelUnited Kingdom / England
1996Graham SwiftLast OrdersFictionUnited Kingdom / England
1997Arundhati RoyThe God of Small ThingsFictionIndia
1998Ian McEwanAmsterdamFictionUnited Kingdom / England
1999J. M. CoetzeeDisgraceFictionSouth Africa
2000Margaret AtwoodThe Blind AssassinHistorical novelCanada
2001Peter CareyTrue History of the Kelly GangHistorical novelAustralia
2002Yann MartelLife of PiFantasy and adventure novelCanada
2003DBC PierreVernon God LittleBlack comedyAustralia
2004Alan HollinghurstThe Line of BeautyHistorical novelUnited Kingdom / England
2005John BanvilleThe SeaFictionIreland
2006Kiran DesaiThe Inheritance of LossFictionIndia
2007Anne EnrightThe GatheringFictionIreland
2008Aravind AdigaThe White TigerFictionIndia
2009Hilary MantelWolf HallHistorical novelUnited Kingdom / England
2010Howard JacobsonThe Finkler QuestionComic novelUnited Kingdom / England
2011Julian BarnesThe Sense of an EndingNovelUnited Kingdom / England
2012Hilary Mantel[2]Bring Up the BodiesHistorical novelUnited Kingdom / England
2013Eleanor CattonThe LuminariesHistorical novelNew Zealand
2014Richard Flanagan
The Narrow Road to the Deep NorthHistorical novelAustralia2014:
  • Richard Flanagan Man Booker prize winner 2014
  • 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 KillingsHistorical novelJamaica2015:
  • 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 SelloutSatirical novelUSA2016:
  • Paul Beatty Man Booker prize winner 2016
  • 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 BardoHistorical/experimental novelUSA2017:
  • George Saunders Man Booker prize winner 2017
  • Ali Smith (Autumn)
  • Paul Auster (4321)
  • Emily Fridlund (History of Wolves)
  • Mohsin Hamid (Exit West)
  • Fiona Mozley (Elmet)
2018Anna Burns
MilkmanFictionUnited Kingdom / Northern Ireland2018:
  • Anna Burns Man Booker prize winner 2018
  • Robin Robertson (The Long Take)
  • Esi Edugyan (Washington Black)
  • Daisy Johnson (Everything Under)
  • Rachel Kushner (The Mars Room)
  • Richard Powers (The Overstory)
[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)

Man Booker International Prize Winners List

The Man Booker International Prize is an annual international literary award for translated fiction[4] named after its sponsors. 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 VegetarianDeborah SmithKoreanSouth Korea
2017David GrossmanA Horse Walks Into a BarJessica CohenHebrewIsrael
2018Olga TokarczukFlightsJennifer CroftPolishPolish
[4]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 Man 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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