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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. The Man Booker prize is awarded each year for the best novel written in English and published in the United Kingdom written by a citizen of the Commonwealth of Nations, Zimbabwe and the Republic of Ireland. The winning novels are chosen by a panel of judges from literary circles and other walks of life. Man Booker prize winners, shortlisted novelists and translators receive cash prizes and generally enjoy more sales and international success as a result. Our all-time Man Booker prize winners list includes all the winners since the first award in 1969 along with the title, genre and nationality of the winning novelists.

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Year Author Title Genre/s Nationality
1969 P. H. Newby Something to Answer For Fiction United Kingdom
1970 Bernice Rubens The Elected Member Fiction United Kingdom
1970 J. G. Farrell Troubles Fiction United Kingdom / Ireland
1971 V. S. Naipaul In a Free State Short story United Kingdom / Trinidad and Tobago
1972 John Berger G. Experimental novel United Kingdom
1973 J. G. Farrell The Siege of Krishnapur Fiction United Kingdom/Ireland
1974(1) Nadine Gordimer The Conservationist Fiction South Africa
1974(1) Stanley Middleton Holiday Fiction United Kingdom
1975 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Heat and Dust Historical novel United Kingdom / Germany
1976 David Storey Saville Fiction United Kingdom
1977 Paul Scott Staying On Fiction United Kingdom
1978 Iris Murdoch The Sea, the Sea Philosophical novel Ireland/United Kingdom
1979 Penelope Fitzgerald Offshore Fiction United Kingdom
1980 William Golding Rites of Passage Fiction United Kingdom
1981 Salman Rushdie Midnight’s Children Magical realism United Kingdom
1982 Thomas Keneally Schindler’s Ark Biographical novel Australia
1983 J. M. Coetzee Life & Times of Michael K Fiction South Africa
1984 Anita Brookner Hotel du Lac Fiction United Kingdom
1985 Keri Hulme The Bone People Mystery novel New Zealand
1986 Kingsley Amis The Old Devils Comic novel United Kingdom
1987 Penelope Lively Moon Tiger Fiction United Kingdom
1988 Peter Carey Oscar and Lucinda Fiction Australia
1989 Kazuo Ishiguro The Remains of the Day Historical novel United Kingdom
1990 A. S. Byatt Possession Historical novel United Kingdom
1991 Ben Okri The Famished Road Magic realism Nigeria
1992(1) Michael Ondaatje The English Patient Historiographic metafiction Canada
1992(1) Barry Unsworth Sacred Hunger Historical novel United Kingdom
1993 Roddy Doyle Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha Fiction Ireland
1994 James Kelman How Late It Was, How Late Stream of consciousness United Kingdom
1995 Pat Barker The Ghost Road War novel United Kingdom
1996 Graham Swift Last Orders Fiction United Kingdom
1997 Arundhati Roy The God of Small Things Fiction India
1998 Ian McEwan Amsterdam Fiction United Kingdom
1999 J. M. Coetzee Disgrace Fiction South Africa
2000 Margaret Atwood The Blind Assassin Historical novel Canada
2001 Peter Carey True History of the Kelly Gang Historical novel Australia
2002 Yann Martel Life of Pi Fantasy and adventure novel Canada
2003 DBC Pierre Vernon God Little Black comedy Australia
2004 Alan Hollinghurst The Line of Beauty Historical novel United Kingdom
2005 John Banville The Sea Fiction Ireland
2006 Kiran Desai The Inheritance of Loss Fiction India
2007 Anne Enright The Gathering Fiction Ireland
2008 Aravind Adiga The White Tiger Fiction India
2009 Hilary Mantel Wolf Hall Historical novel United Kingdom
2010 Howard Jacobson The Finkler Question Comic novel United Kingdom
2011 Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending Novel United Kingdom
2012 Hilary Mantel Bring Up the Bodies Historical novel United Kingdom
2013 Eleanor Catton The Luminaries Historical novel New Zealand
2014 Richard Flanagan
The Narrow Road to the Deep North Historical novel Australia
2015 Marlon James The Brief History of Seven Killings Historical novel  Jamaica
2016 Han Kang The Vegetarian Fiction South Korea
2017 David Grossman A Horse Walks Into a Bar Fiction Israel
(1)Shared prize.

Man Booker International Prize Winners List

The Man Booker International Prize is a literary award for translated fiction named after its sponsors. Since 2016 the Man Booker International prize is awarded each year for a book in English translation[*]. The £50,000 prize is shared equally between the author and translator. Man Booker International Prize winners and shortlisted authors and translators receive cash prizes at at a ceremony held in the V&A Museum in London, England. The winning work of translated fiction is chosen by a panel of judges from literary circles and other walks of life. Booker International prize winners generally enjoy more sales and international success as a result.

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Year Author Title of Work Translator Original Language Country
2005 Ismail Kadare Albania
2007 Chinua Achebe Nigeria
2009 Alice Munro Canada
2011 Philip Roth USA
2013 Lydia Davis USA
2015 László Krasznahorkai Hungary
2016 Han Kang The Vegetarian Deborah Smith Korean South Korea
2017 David Grossman A Horse Walks Into a Bar Jessica Cohen Hebrew Israel
[1]In 2010 the “Lost Man Booker Prize” was 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. [2]Shared prize. [*]Before 2014 only books written by a citizen of the Commonwealth of Nations, Zimbabwe and the Republic of Ireland were eligible.

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