Man Booker Prize Reading List

2017
Lincoln in the Bardo
by George Saunders
United States
(read: Winter 2018)

2016
The Sellout
by Paul Beatty
United States
(read: Summer 2017)

2015
A Brief History of Seven Killings
by Marlon James
Jamaica

2014
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
by Richard Flanagan
Australia
(read: Summer 2015)

2013
The Luminaries
by Eleanor Catton
Canada / New Zealand

2012
Bring Up The Bodies
by Hilary Mantel
United Kingdom

2011
The Sense of an Ending
by Julian Barnes
United Kingdom
(read: Fall 2017)

2010
The Finkler Question
by Howard Jacobson
United Kingdom

2009
Wolf Hall
by Hilary Mantel
United Kingdom

2008
The White Tiger
by Aravind Adiga
India

2007
The Gathering
by Anne Enright
Ireland

2006
The Inheritance of Loss
by Kiran Desai
India

2005
The Sea
by John Banville
Ireland

2004
The Line of Beauty
by Allan Hollinghurst
United Kingdom

2003
Vernon God Little
by DBC Pierre
Australia

2002
Life of Pi
by Yann Martel
Canada
(read: Fall 2017)

2001
True History of the Kelly Gang
by Peter Carey
Australia

2000
The Blind Assassin
by Margaret Atwood
Canada

1999
Disgrace
by J. M. Coetzee
South Africa

1998
Amsterdam
by Ian McEwan
United Kingdom

1997
The God of Small Things
by Arundhati Roy
India

1996
Last Orders
by Graham Swift
United Kingdom

1995
The Ghost Road
by Pat Barker
United Kingdom

1994
How Late It Was, How Late
by James Kelman
United Kingdom

1993
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
by Roddy Doyle
Ireland

1992
Sacred Hunger
by Barry Unsworth

United Kingdom

 

The English Patient
by Michael Ondaatje
Canada / Sri Lanka
(read: Spring 2017)

1991
The Famished Road
by Ben Okri
Nigeria

1990
Possession
by A. S. Byatt
United Kingdom

1989
The Remains of the Day
by Kazuo Ishiguro
United Kingdom / Japan
(read: Winter 2018)

1988
Oscar and Lucinda
by Peter Carey
Australia

1987
Moon Tiger
by Penelope Lively
United Kingdom

1986
The Old Devils
by Kingsley Amis
United Kingdom

1985
The Bone People
by Keri Hulme
New Zealand

1984
Hotel du Lac
by Anita Brookner
United Kingdom

1983
Life & Times of Michael K
by J. M. Coetzee
South Africa

1982
Schindler’s Ark
by Thomas Keneally
Australia

1981
Midnight’s Children
by Salman Rushdie
United Kingdom / India

1980
Rites of Passage
by William Golding
United Kingdom

1979
Offshore
by Penelope Fitzgerald
United Kingdom
(read: Winter 2016)

1978
The Sea, The Sea
by Iris Murdoch
Ireland / United Kingdom

1977
Staying On
by Paul Scott
United Kingdom

1976
Saville
by David Storey
United Kingdom

1975
Heat and Dust
by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
United Kingdom / Germany

1974
The Conservationist
by Nadine Gordimer
South Africa

Holiday
by Stanley Middleton
United Kingdom

1973
The Siege of Krishnapur
by J.G. Farrell
United Kingdom / Ireland

1972
G.
by John Berger
United Kingdom

1971
In a Free State
by V. S. Naipaul
United Kingdom / Trinidad and Tobago

1970
Troubles
by J. G. Farrell
United Kingdom / Ireland

1970
The Elected Member
by Bernice Rubens
United Kingdom

1969
Something to Answer For
by P. H. Newby
United Kingdom