October 28, 2021

Literature Journal

World literature news

List of winners and shortlisted authors of the Booker Prize for Fiction

Shortlists

YearAuthorTitlePublisherChairJudges
1969P. H. NewbySomething to Answer ForFaber & Fabern/aDavid FarrerFrank KermodeStephen SpenderDame Rebecca WestW L Webb
Barry EnglandFigures in a Landscape
Nicholas MosleyThe Impossible Object
Iris MurdochThe Nice and the Good
Muriel SparkThe Public Image
Gordon WilliamsFrom Scenes Like These
1970Bernice RubensThe Elected MemberEyre & Spottiswooden/aAntonia FraserRoss HigginsRichard HoggartDame Rebecca WestDavid Holloway
A L BarkerJohn Brown’s Body
Elizabeth BowenEva Trout
Iris MurdochBruno’s Dream
William TrevorMrs Eckdorf in O’Neill’s Hotel
Terence WheelerThe Conjunction
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J. G. FarrellTroublesPhoenixn/aRachel CookeKatie DerhamTobias Hill
Nina BawdenThe Birds on the TreesVirago
Shirley HazzardThe Bay of NoonVirago
Mary RenaultFire From HeavenArrow
Muriel SparkThe Driver’s SeatPenguin
Patrick WhiteThe VivisectorVintage
1971V. S. NaipaulIn a Free StateDeutschJohn GrossSaul BellowJohn FowlesLady Antonia FraserPhilip Toynbee
Thomas KilroyThe Big ChapelFaber & Faber
Doris LessingBriefing for a Descent into HellJonathan Cape
Mordecai RichlerSt Urbain’s HorsemanWeidenfeld & Nicolson
Derek RobinsonGoshawk SquadronHeinemann
Elizabeth TaylorMrs. Palfrey at the ClaremontChatto & Windus
1972John BergerG.Weidenfeld & NicolsonCyril ConnollyGeorge SteinerElizabeth Bowen
Susan HillThe Bird of NightHamish Hamilton
Thomas KeneallyThe Chant of Jimmie BlacksmithAngus & Robertson
David StoreyPasmoreLongman
1973J. G. FarrellThe Siege of KrishnapurWeidenfeld & NicolsonKarl MillerEdna O’BrienMary McCarthy
Beryl BainbridgeThe DressmakerDuckworth
Elizabeth MavorThe Green EquinoxMichael Joseph
Iris MurdochThe Black PrinceChatto & Windus
1974Nadine GordimerThe ConservationistJonathan CapeIon TrewinA. S. ByattElizabeth Jane Howard
Stanley MiddletonHolidayHutchinson
Kingsley AmisEnding UpJonathan Cape
Beryl BainbridgeThe Bottle Factory OutingDuckworth
C. P. SnowIn Their WisdomMacmillan
1975Ruth Prawer JhabvalaHeat and DustJohn MurrayAngus WilsonPeter AckroydSusan HillRoy Fuller
Thomas KeneallyGossip from the ForestCollins
1976David StoreySavilleJonathan CapeWalter AllenMary WilsonFrancis King
André BrinkAn Instant in the WindW. H. Allen
R. C. HutchinsonRisingMichael Joseph
Brian MooreThe Doctor’s WifeJonathan Cape
Julian RathboneKing Fisher LivesMichael Joseph
William TrevorThe Children of DynmouthBodley Head
1977Paul ScottStaying OnHeinemannPhilip LarkinBeryl BainbridgeBrendan GillDavid HughesRobin Ray
Paul BaileyPeter Smart’s ConfessionsJonathan Cape
Caroline BlackwoodGreat Granny WebsterDuckworth
Jennifer JohnstonShadows on our SkinHamish Hamilton
Penelope LivelyThe Road to LichfieldHeinemann
Barbara PymQuartet in AutumnMacmillan
1978Iris MurdochThe Sea, the SeaChatto & WindusSir Alfred AyerDerwent MayP. H. NewbyAngela HuthClare Boylan
Kingsley AmisJake’s ThingHutchinson
André BrinkRumours of RainW. H. Allen
Penelope FitzgeraldThe BookshopDuckworth
Jane GardamGod on the RocksHamish Hamilton
Bernice RubensA Five-Year SentenceW. H. Allen
1979Penelope FitzgeraldOffshoreCollinsLord BriggsBenny GreenMichael RatcliffeHilary SpurlingPaul Theroux
Thomas KeneallyConfederatesCollins
V. S. NaipaulA Bend in the RiverDeutsch
Julian RathboneJosephMichael Joseph
Fay WeldonPraxisHodder & Stoughton
1980William GoldingRites of PassageFaber & FaberDavid DaichesRonald BlytheMargaret ForsterClaire TomalinBrian Wenham
Anthony BurgessEarthly PowersHutchinson
Anita DesaiClear Light of DayHeinemann
Alice MunroThe Beggar MaidViking
Julia O’FaolainNo Country for Young MenViking
Barry UnsworthPascali’s IslandMichael Joseph
J. L. CarrA Month in the CountryHarvester
1981Salman RushdieMidnight’s ChildrenJonathan CapeProfessor Malcolm BradburyBrian AldissJoan BakewellSamuel HynesHermione Lee
Molly KeaneGood BehaviourDeutsch
Doris LessingThe Sirian ExperimentsJonathan Cape
Ian McEwanThe Comfort of StrangersJonathan Cape
Ann SchleeRhine JourneyMacmillan
Muriel SparkLoitering with IntentBodley Head
D. M. ThomasThe White HotelGollancz
1982Thomas KeneallySchindler’s ArkHodder & StaughtonJohn CareyPaul BaileyFrank DelaneyJanet MorganLorna Sage
John ArdenSilence Among the WeaponsMethuen
William BoydAn Ice-Cream WarHamish Hamilton
Lawrence DurrellConstance or Solitary PracticesFaber & Faber
Alice Thomas EllisThe 27th KingdomDuckworth
Timothy MoSour SweetDeutsch
1983J. M. CoetzeeLife & Times of Michael KSecker & WarburgFay WeldonAngela CarterTerence KilmartinPeter PorterLibby Purves
Malcolm BradburyRates of ExchangeSecker & Warburg
John FullerFlying to NowhereSalamander
Anita MasonThe IllusionistHamish Hamilton
Salman RushdieShameJonathan Cape
Graham SwiftWaterlandHeinemann
1984Anita BrooknerHotel du LacJonathan CapeProfessor Richard CobbAnthony CurtisPolly DevlinJohn FullerTed Rowlands
J. G. BallardEmpire of the SunGollancz
Julian BarnesFlaubert’s ParrotJonathan Cape
Anita DesaiIn CustodyHeinemann
Penelope LivelyAccording to MarkHeinemann
David LodgeSmall WorldSecker & Warburg
1985Keri HulmeThe Bone PeopleHodder & StoughtonNorman St John-StevasNina BawdenJ. W. LambertJoanna LumleyMarina Warner
Peter CareyIllywhackerFaber & Faber
J. L. CarrThe Battle of Pollocks CrossingViking
Doris LessingThe Good TerroristJonathan Cape
Jan MorrisLast Letters from HavViking
Iris MurdochThe Good ApprenticeChatto & Windus
1986Kingsley AmisThe Old DevilsHutchinsonAnthony ThwaiteEdna HealeyIsabel QuigleyGillian ReynoldsBernice Rubens
Margaret AtwoodThe Handmaid’s TaleJonathan Cape
Paul BaileyGabriel’s LamentJonathan Cape
Robertson DaviesWhat’s Bred in the BoneViking
Kazuo IshiguroAn Artist of the Floating WorldFaber & Faber
Timothy MoAn Insular PossessionChatto & Windus
1987Penelope LivelyMoon TigerDeutschP. D. JamesLady Selina HastingsAllan MassieTrevor McDonaldJohn B. Thompson
Chinua AchebeAnthills of the SavannahHeinemann
Peter AckroydChattertonHamish Hamilton
Nina BawdenCircles of DeceitMacmillan
Brian MooreThe Colour of BloodJonathan Cape
Iris MurdochThe Book and the BrotherhoodChatto & Windus
1988Peter CareyOscar and LucindaFaber & FaberThe Rt Hon Michael FootSebastian FaulksPhilip FrenchBlake MorrisonRose Tremain
Bruce ChatwinUtzJonathan Cape
Penelope FitzgeraldThe Beginning of SpringCollins
David LodgeNice WorkSecker & Warburg
Salman RushdieThe Satanic VersesViking
Marina WarnerThe Lost FatherChatto & Windus
1989Kazuo IshiguroThe Remains of the DayFaber & FaberDavid LodgeMaggie GeeHelen McNeilDavid ProfumoEdmund White
Margaret AtwoodCat’s EyeBloomsbury
John BanvilleThe Book of EvidenceSecker & Warburg
Sybille BedfordJigsawHamish Hamilton
James KelmanA DisaffectionSecker & Warburg
Rose TremainRestorationHamish Hamilton
1990A. S. ByattPossession: A RomanceChatto & WindusSir Denis FormanSusannah ClappA. Walton LitzHilary MantelKate Saunders
Beryl BainbridgeAn Awfully Big AdventureDuckworth
Penelope FitzgeraldThe Gate of AngelsCollins
John McGahernAmongst WomenFaber & Faber
Brian MooreLies of SilenceBloomsbury
Mordecai RichlerSolomon Gursky Was HereChatto & Windus
1991Ben OkriThe Famished RoadJonathan CapeJeremy TreglownPenelope FitzgeraldJonathan KeatesNicholas MosleyAnn Schlee
Martin AmisTime’s ArrowJonathan Cape
Roddy DoyleThe VanSecker & Warburg
Rohinton MistrySuch a Long JourneyFaber & Faber
Timothy MoThe Redundancy of CourageChatto & Windus
William TrevorReading Turgenev[1]Viking
1992Michael OndaatjeThe English PatientBloomsburyVictoria GlendinningJohn ColdstreamValentine CunninghamDr Harriet Harvey WoodMark Lawson
Barry UnsworthSacred HungerHamish Hamilton
Christopher HopeSerenity HouseMacmillan
Patrick McCabeThe Butcher BoyPicador
Ian McEwanBlack DogsJonathan Cape
Michèle RobertsDaughters of the HouseVirago
1993Roddy DoylePaddy Clarke Ha Ha HaSecker & WarburgLord GowrieProfessor Gillian BeerAnne ChisholmNicholas CleeOlivier Todd
Tibor FischerUnder the FrogPolygon
Michael IgnatieffScar TissueChatto & Windus
David MaloufRemembering BabylonChatto & Windus
Caryl PhillipsCrossing the RiverBloomsbury
Carol ShieldsThe Stone DiariesFourth Estate
1994James KelmanHow late it was, how lateSecker & WarburgProfessor John BayleyRabbi Julia NeubergerDr Alastair NivenAlan Taylor[2]James Wood
Romesh GunesekeraReefGranta Books
Abdulrazak GurnahParadiseHamish Hamilton
Alan HollinghurstThe Folding StarChatto & Windus
George Mackay BrownBeside the Ocean of TimeJohn Murray
Jill Paton WalshKnowledge of AngelsGreen Bay
1995Pat BarkerThe Ghost RoadVikingGeorge Walden MPKate KellawayPeter KempAdam Mars-JonesRuth Rendell
Justin CartwrightIn Every Face I MeetSceptre
Salman RushdieThe Moor’s Last SighJonathan Cape
Barry UnsworthMorality PlayHamish Hamilton
Tim WintonThe RidersPicador
1996Graham SwiftLast OrdersPicadorCarmen CallilJonathan CoeIan JackA. L. KennedyA. N. Wilson
Margaret AtwoodAlias GraceBloomsbury
Beryl BainbridgeEvery Man for HimselfDuckworth
Seamus DeaneReading in the DarkJonathan Cape
Shena MackayThe Orchard on FireHeinemann
Rohinton MistryA Fine BalanceFaber & Faber
1997Arundhati RoyThe God of Small ThingsFlamingoProfessor Gillian BeerRachel BillingtonJason CowleyJan DalleyProfessor Dan Jacobson
Jim CraceQuarantineViking
Mick JacksonThe Underground ManPicador
Bernard MacLavertyGrace NotesJonathan Cape
Tim ParksEuropaSecker & Warburg
Madeleine St JohnThe Essence of the ThingFourth Estate
1998Ian McEwanAmsterdamJonathan CapeDouglas HurdProfessor Valentine CunninghamPenelope FitzgeraldMiriam GrossNigella Lawson
Beryl BainbridgeMaster GeorgieDuckworth
Julian BarnesEngland, EnglandJonathan Cape
Martin BoothThe Industry of SoulsDewi Lewis
Patrick McCabeBreakfast on PlutoPicador
Magnus MillsThe Restraint of BeastsFlamingo
1999J. M. CoetzeeDisgraceSecker & WarburgGerald KaufmanShena MackayJohn SutherlandBoyd TonkinNatasha Walter
Anita DesaiFasting, FeastingChatto & Windus
Michael FraynHeadlongFaber & Faber
Andrew O’HaganOur FathersFaber & Faber
Ahdaf SoueifThe Map of LoveBloomsbury
Colm TóibínThe Blackwater LightshipPicador
2000Margaret AtwoodThe Blind AssassinBloomsburySimon JenkinsProfessor Roy FosterMariella FrostrupCaroline GascoigneRose Tremain
Trezza AzzopardiThe Hiding PlacePicador
Michael CollinsThe Keepers of TruthPhoenix House
Kazuo IshiguroWhen We Were OrphansFaber & Faber
Matthew KnealeEnglish PassengersHamish Hamilton
Brian O’DohertyThe Deposition of Father McGreevyArcadia
2001Peter CareyTrue History of the Kelly GangFaber & FaberKenneth BakerPhilip HensherMichèle RobertsKate SummerscaleProfessor Rory Watson
Ian McEwanAtonementJonathan Cape
Andrew MillerOxygenSceptre
David Mitchellnumber9dreamSceptre
Rachel SeiffertThe Dark RoomWilliam Heinemann
Ali SmithHotel WorldHamish Hamilton
2002Yann MartelLife of PiCanongateLisa JardineDavid BaddielRussell Celyn JonesSalley VickersErica Wagner
Rohinton MistryFamily MattersFaber & Faber
Carol ShieldsUnlessFourth Estate
William TrevorThe Story of Lucy GaultViking
Sarah WatersFingersmithVirago
Tim WintonDirt MusicPicador
2003DBC PierreVernon God LittleFaber & FaberJohn CareyA. C. GraylingFrancine StockRebecca Stephens MBED. J. Taylor
Monica AliBrick LaneDoubleday
Margaret AtwoodOryx and CrakeBloomsbury
Damon GalgutThe Good DoctorAtlantic
Zoë HellerNotes on a ScandalViking
Clare MorrallAstonishing Splashes of ColourTindal Street
2004Alan HollinghurstThe Line of BeautyPicadorChris SmithTibor FischerRobert MacfarlaneRowan PellingFiammetta Rocco
Achmat DangorBitter FruitAtlantic
Sarah HallThe Electric MichelangeloFaber & Faber
David MitchellCloud AtlasSceptre
Colm TóibínThe MasterPicador
Gerard WoodwardI’ll Go to Bed at NoonChatto & Windus
2005John BanvilleThe SeaPicadorJohn SutherlandLindsay DuguidRick GekoskiJosephine HartDavid Sexton
Julian BarnesArthur & GeorgeJonathan Cape
Sebastian BarryA Long Long WayFaber & Faber
Kazuo IshiguroNever Let Me GoFaber & Faber
Ali SmithThe AccidentalHamish Hamilton
Zadie SmithOn BeautyHamish Hamilton
2006Kiran DesaiThe Inheritance of LossHamish HamiltonHermione LeeSimon ArmitageCandia McWilliamAntony QuinnFiona Shaw
Kate GrenvilleThe Secret RiverCanongate
M. J. HylandCarry Me DownCanongate
Hisham MatarIn the Country of MenViking
Edward St AubynMother’s MilkPicador
Sarah WatersThe Night WatchVirago
2007Anne EnrightThe GatheringJonathan CapeHoward DaviesWendy CopeGiles FodenRuth ScurrImogen Stubbs
Nicola BarkerDarkmansFourth Estate
Mohsin HamidThe Reluctant FundamentalistHamish Hamilton
Lloyd JonesMister PipJohn Murray
Ian McEwanOn Chesil BeachJonathan Cape
Indra SinhaAnimal’s PeopleSimon & Schuster
2008Aravind AdigaThe White TigerAtlanticMichael PortilloAlex ClarkLouise DoughtyJames HeneageHardeep Singh Kohli
Sebastian BarryThe Secret ScriptureFaber & Faber
Amitav GhoshSea of PoppiesJohn Murray
Linda GrantThe Clothes on Their BacksVirago
Philip HensherThe Northern ClemencyFourth Estate
Steve ToltzA Fraction of the WholeHamish Hamilton
2009[3]Hilary MantelWolf HallFourth EstateJames NaughtieLucasta MillerJohn MullanSue PerkinsMichael Prodger
A. S. ByattThe Children’s BookChatto and Windus
J. M. CoetzeeSummertimeHarvill Secker
Adam FouldsThe Quickening MazeJonathan Cape
Simon MawerThe Glass RoomLittle, Brown
Sarah WatersThe Little StrangerVirago
2010Howard JacobsonThe Finkler QuestionBloomsburyAndrew MotionRosie BlauDeborah BullTom SutcliffeFrances Wilson
Peter CareyParrot and Olivier in AmericaFaber & Faber
Emma DonoghueRoomPicador
Damon GalgutIn a Strange RoomAtlantic Books
Andrea LevyThe Long SongHachette
Tom McCarthyCJonathan Cape
2011Julian BarnesThe Sense of an EndingJonathan CapeDame Stella RimingtonMatthew d’AnconaSusan HillChris MullinGaby Wood
Carol BirchJamrach’s MenagerieCanongate
Patrick deWittThe Sisters BrothersGranta Books
Esi EdugyanHalf-Blood BluesSerpent’s Tail
Stephen KelmanPigeon EnglishBloomsbury
A D MillerSnowdropsAtlantic Books
2012Hilary MantelBring Up the BodiesFourth EstateSir Peter StothardDinah BirchDan StevensAmanda ForemanBharat Tandon
Deborah LevySwimming HomeAnd Other Stories/Faber & Faber
Alison MooreThe LighthouseSalt Publishing
Will SelfUmbrellaBloomsbury
Tan Twan EngThe Garden of Evening MistsMyrmidon Books
Jeet ThayilNarcopolisFaber & Faber
2013Eleanor CattonThe LuminariesGrantaRobert MacfarlaneMartha KearneyStuart KellyNatalie HaynesRobert Douglas-Fairhurst
NoViolet BulawayoWe Need New NamesChatto & Windus
Jim CraceHarvestPicador
Jhumpa LahiriThe LowlandBloomsbury
Ruth OzekiA Tale for the Time BeingCanongate
Colm TóibínThe Testament of MaryViking
2014Richard FlanaganThe Narrow Road to the Deep NorthChatto & WindusAC GraylingSarah ChurchwellJonathan BateDr Daniel GlaserDr Alastair NivenErica Wagner
Joshua FerrisTo Rise Again at a Decent HourViking
Karen Joy FowlerWe Are All Completely Beside OurselvesSerpent’s Tail
Howard JacobsonJJonathan Cape
Neel MukherjeeThe Lives of OthersJonathan Cape
Ali SmithHow to Be BothHamish Hamilton
2015[4]Marlon JamesA Brief History of Seven KillingsOneworld PublicationsMichael WoodJohn BurnsideSam LeithFrances OsborneEllah Wakatama Allfrey
Tom McCarthySatin IslandJonathan Cape
Chigozie ObiomaThe FishermenOne
Sunjeev SahotaThe Year of the RunawaysPicador
Anne TylerA Spool of Blue ThreadChatto & Windus
Hanya YanagiharaA Little LifePicador
2016Paul BeattyThe SelloutOneworld PublicationsAmanda ForemanJon DayDavid HarsentOlivia WilliamsAbdulrazak Gurnah
Deborah LevyHot MilkHamish Hamilton
Graeme Macrae BurnetHis Bloody ProjectContraband
Ottessa MoshfeghEileenJonathan Cape
David SzalayAll That Man IsJonathan Cape
Madeleine ThienDo Not Say We Have NothingGranta Books

Winners[edit]