Books - Booker Prize



The table shows the winners (shown in gold), and the shortlisted novels for the Man Booker prize.
Where a review exists this is indicated by the presence of the score - click on these book titles to read the full review and discussion.
Year Title Author Score
2015A Brief History of Seven KillingsJames, Marlon
2014The Narrow Road to the Deep NorthFlanagan, Richard8
2014How to be BothSmith, Ali
2014We Are All Completely Beside OurselvesFowler, Karen Joy7.5
2014JJacobson, Howard
2014To Rise Again at a Decent HourFerris, Joshua
2014The Lives of OthersMukherjee, Neel
2013The LuminariesCatton, Eleanor
2013We Need New NamesBulawayo, Noviolet
2013The Testament of MaryColm, Toibin
2013The LowlandLahiri, Jhumpa
2013HarvestCrace, Jim
2013A Tale for the Time BeingOzeki, Ruth
2012Bring up the BodiesMantel, Hilary
2012UmbrellaSelf, Will
2012The LighthouseMoore, Alison
2012The Garden of Evening MistsEng, Tan Twan
2012NarcopolisThayil, Jeet
2012Swimming HomeLevy, Deborah
2011The Sense of an Ending Barnes, Julian8.5
2011Pigeon English Kelman, Stephen8
2011The Sisters Brothers deWitt, Patrick8.5
2011Half Blood Blues Edugyan, Esi7.5
2011Jamrach's Menagerie Birch, Carol8
2011Snowdrops Miller, A.D.8
2010The Finkler Question Jacobson, Howard
2010C McCarthy, Tom
2010Parrot and Olivier in America Carey, Peter
2010Room Donoghue, Emma9
2010In a Strange Room Galgut, Damon
2010The Long Song Levy, Andrea
2009Wolf Hall Mantel, Hilary
2009The Quickening Maze Foulds, Adam
2009The Children's Book Byatt, A. S.
2009The Glass Room Mawer, Simon
2009The Little Stranger Waters, Sarah
2009Summertime Coetzee, J. M.
2008The White Tiger Adiga, Aravind8
2008The Secret Scripture Barry, Sebastian
2008The Clothes on Their Backs Grant, Linda
2008Sea of Poppies Ghosh, Amitav
2008A Fraction of the Whole Toltz, Steve
2007The Gathering Enright, Anne
2007Darkmans Barker, Nicola
2007The Reluctant Fundamentalist Hamid, Mohsin
2007Mister Pip Jones, Lloyd7.5
2007Animal's People Sinha, Indra
2007On Chesil Beach McEwan, Ian6.5
2006The Inheritance of Loss Desai, Kiran
2006Mother's Milk St Aubyn, Edward
2006The Night Watch Waters, Sarah
2006Carry Me Down Hyland, M. J.
2006The Secret River Grenville, Kate
2006In the Country of Men Matar, Hisham
2005The Sea Banville, John5
2005Arthur & George Barnes, Julian8
2005The Accidental Smith, Ali7.5
2005On Beauty Smith, Zadie7
2005A Long Long Way Barry, Sebastian8
2005Never Let Me Go Ishiguro, Kazuo7
2004The Line of Beauty Hollinghurst, Alan6.5
2004I'll go to Bed at Noon Woodward, Gerard
2004Cloud Atlas Mitchell, David7.5
2004The Master Toibin, Colm
2004Bitter Fruit Dangor, Achmat
2004The Electric Michelangelo Hall, Sarah
2003Vernon God Little Pierre, DBC7
2003Notes on a Scandal Heller, Zoe
2003Brick Lane Ali, Monica7
2003Oryx and Crake Atwood, Margaret
2003The Good Doctor Galgut, Damon
2003Astonishing Splashes Of Colour Morrall, Clare
2002Life of Pi Martel, Yann9
2002Unless Shields, Carol
2002The Story of Lucy Gault Trevor, William
2002Dirt Music Winton, Tim
2002Fingersmith Waters, Sarah
2002Family Matters Mistry, Rohinton7.5
2001True History of the Kelly GangCarey, Peter7.5
2001Number 9 DreamMitchell, David
2001OxygenMiller, Andrew
2001Hotel WorldSmith, Ali
2001The Dark RoomSeiffert, Rachel
2001AtonementMcEwan, Ian8.5
2000The Blind AssassinAtwood, Margaret
2000The Keepers of TruthCollins, Michael
2000English PassengersKneale, Matthew
2000When We Were OrphansIshiguro, Kazuo5
2000The Deposition of the FatherO'Doherty, Brian
2000The Hiding PlaceAzzopardi, Trezza
1999DisgraceCoetzee, J. M.7
1999HeadlongFrayn, Michael8
1999The Blackwater LightshipToibin, Colm
1999Fasting, FeastingDesai, Anita
1999Our FathersO'Hagan, Andrew
1999The Map of LoveSoueif, Ahdaf
1998AmsterdamMcEwan, Ian
1998Master GeorgieBainbridge, Beryl
1998Breakfast on PlutoMcCabe, Patrick
1998The Industry of SoulsBooth, Martin
1998The Restraint of BeastsMills, Magnus7
1998England, EnglandBarnes, Julian6.5
1997The God of Small ThingsRoy, Arundhati8
1997QuarantineCrace, Jim8
1997Grace NotesMcLaverty, Bernard
1997EuropaParks, Tim
1997Underground ManJackson, Mick
1997The Essence of the ThingSt. John, Madelaine
1996Last OrdersSwift, Graham
1996Reading in the DarkDeane, Seamus
1996A Fine BalanceMistry, Rohinton8.5
1996Alias GraceAtwood, Margaret8
1996Every Man for HimselfBainbridge, Beryl
1996The Orchard on FireMackay, Shena
1995The Ghost RoadBarker, Pat
1995The RidersWinton, Tim
1995The Moor's Last SighRushdie, Salman
1995In Every Face I MeetCartwright, Justin
1995Morality PlayUnsworth, Barry
1994How Late It Was, How LateKelman, James
1994The Folding StarHollinghurst, Alan
1994ParadiseGurnah, Abdulrazak
1994ReefGunesekera, Romesh
1994Knowledge of AngelsPaton Walsh, Jill
1994Beside the Ocean of TimeMacKay Brown, George
1993Paddy Clarke Ha Ha HaDoyle, Roddy
1993Scar TissueIgnatieff, Michael
1993Remembering BabylonMalouf, David
1993Crossing the RiverPhillips, Caryl
1993The Stone DiariesShields, Carol
1993Under the FrogFischer, Tibor
1992The English PatientOndaatje, Michael
1992The Butcher BoyMcCabe, Patrick
1992Daughters of the HouseRoberts, Michele
1992Black DogsMcEwan, Ian
1992Serenity HouseHope, Christopher
1992Sacred HungerUnsworth, Barry
1991The Famished RoadOkri, Ben
1991Reading TurgenevTrevor, William
1991The Redundancy of CourageMo, Timothy
1991Such a Long JourneyMistry, Rohinton
1991The VanDoyle, Roddy
1991Time's ArrowAmis, Martin
1990PossessionByatt, A. S.
1990An Awfully Big AdventureBainbridge, Beryl
1990The Gate of AngelsFitzgerald, Penelope
1990Solomon Gursky was HereRichler, Mordecai
1990Amongst WomenMcGahern, John
1990Lies of SilenceMoore, Brian
1989The Remains of the DayIshiguro, Kazuo7
1989Cat's EyeAtwood, Margaret
1989The Book of EvidenceBanville, John
1989A DisaffectionKelman, James
1989Jigsaw, an Unsentimental EducationBedford, Sybille
1989RestorationTremain, Rose7.5
1988Oscar and LucindaCarey, Peter8
1988The Satanic VersesRushdie, Salman
1988The Beginning of SpringFitzgerald, Penelope
1988The Lost FatherWarner, Marina
1988Nice WorkLodge, David
1988UtzChatwin, Bruce
1987Moon TigerLively, Penelope7
1987ChattertonAckroyd, Peter
1987Circles of DeceitBawden, Nina
1987The Book and the BrotherhoodMurdoch, Iris
1987Anthills of the SavannahAchebe, Chinua
1987The Colour of BloodMoore, Brian
1986The Old DevilsAmis, Kingsley
1986An Artist of the Floating WorldIshiguro, Kazuo
1986An Insular PossessionMo, Timothy
1986What's Bred in the BoneDavies, Robertson
1986Gabriel's LamentBailey, Paul
1986The Handmaid's TaleAtwood, Margaret
1985The Bone PeopleHulme, Keri
1985Last Letters from HavMorris, Jan
1985The Battle of Pollock's CrossingCarr, J. L.
1985The Good ApprenticeMurdoch, Iris
1985The Good TerroristLessing, Doris
1985IllywhackerCarey, Peter
1984Hotel du LacBrookner, Anita
1984According to MarkLively, Penelope
1984Flaubert's ParrotBarnes, Julian7
1984Empire of the SunBallard, J. G.
1984Small WorldLodge, David8.5
1984In CustodyDesai, Anita
1983Life and Times of Michael K.Coetzee, J. M.
1983ShameRushdie, Salman
1983Rates of ExchangeBradbury, Malcolm
1983Flying to NowhereFuller, John
1983WaterlandSwift, Graham
1983The IllusionistMason, Anita
1982Schindler's ArkKeneally, Thomas
1982Silence Among the WeaponsArden, John
1982The 27th KingdomThomas Ellis, Alice
1982An Ice-Cream WarBoyd, William
1982Sour SweetMo, Timothy
1982Constance or Solitary PracticesDurrell, Lawrence
1981Midnight's ChildrenRushdie, Salman
1981The Comfort of StrangersMcEwan, Ian
1981The Sirian ExperimentsLessing, Doris
1981The White HotelThomas, D. M.
1981Rhine JourneySchlee, Anne
1981Loitering with IntentSpark, Muriel
1981Good BehaviourKeane, Molly
1980Rites of PassageGolding, William
1980A Month in the CountryCarr, J. L.
1980Pascali's IslandUnsworth, Barry
1980Earthly PowersBurgess, Anthony
1980Clear Light of DayDesai, Anita
1980The Beggar MaidMunro, Alice
1980No Country for Young MenO'Faolain, Julia
1979OffshoreFitzgerald, Penelope
1979A Bend in the RiverNaipaul, V. S.
1979ConfederatesKeneally, Thomas
1979JosephRathbone, Julian
1979PraxisWeldon, Fay
1978The Sea, The SeaMurdoch, Iris
1978Rumours of RainBrink, Andr
1978The BookshopFitzgerald, Penelope7.5
1978Jake's ThingAmis, Kingsley
1978God on the RocksGardam, Jane
1978A Five-Year SentenceRubens, Bernice
1977Staying OnScott, Paul
1977Shadows on Our SkinJohnston, Jennifer
1977Great Granny WebsterBlackwood, Caroline
1977Quartet in AutumnPym, Barbara
1977The Road to LichfieldLively, Penelope
1977Peter Smart's ConfessionsBailey, Paul
1976SavilleStorey, David
1976RisingHutchinson, R. C.
1976King Fisher LivesRathbone, Julian
1976The Doctor's WifeMoore, Brian
1976An Instant in the WindBrink, Andr
1976The Children of DynmouthTrevor, William
1975Heat and DustPrawer Jhabvala, Ruth
1975Gossip from the ForestKeneally, Thomas
1974The ConservationistGordimer, Nadine
1974HolidayMiddleton, Stanley
1974Ending UpAmis, Kinglsey6.5
1974In Their WisdomSnow, C. P.
1974The Bottle Factory OutingBainridge, Beryl
1973The Siege of KrishnapurFarrell, J. G.
1973The Black PrinceMurdoch, Iris
1973The Green EquinoxMavor, Elizabeth
1973The DressmakerBainridge, Beryl
1972G.: A NovelBerger, John
1972The Chant of Jimmie BlacksmithKeneally, Thomas
1972Bird of NightHill, Susan
1972PasmoreStorey, David
1971In a Free StateNaipaul, V. S.
1971The Big ChapelKilroy, Thomas
1971St. Urban's HorsemanRichler, Mordecai
1971Mrs Palfrey at the ClaremontTaylor, Elizabeth
1971Briefing for a Descent into HellLessing, Doris
1971Goshawk SquadronRobinson, Derek
1970The Elected MemberRubens, Bernice
1970John Brown's BodyBarker, A. L.
1970Mrs Eckdork in O'Neill's HotelTrevor, William
1970The ConjunctionWheeler, T.
1970Bruno's DreamMurdoch, Iris
1970Eva TroutBowen, Elizabeth
1969Something to Answer ForNewby, P. H.
1969The Public ImageSpark, Muriel
1969The Nice and the GoodMurdoch, Iris
1969From Scenes Like TheseWilliams, G. M.
1969Figures in a LandscapeEngland, Barry
1969The Impossible ObjectMosley, Nicholas