The Man Booker Prize

With this highly coveted award, the Booker Prize Foundation annually honors the author of an English language novel published
in the United Kingdom in the current year.  In addition to other eligibility requirements, the title must not be self-published, and the author must be a citizen of the British Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.  The Booker Prize was established in 1968 by publisher Tom Maschler and what was then Booker Brothers.  Formerly sponsored by Booker McConnell, Ltd., it is now sponsored by the Man Group.  (This award description was taken from NoveList, a database dedicated to helping readers find fiction titles, award winning books, and similar titles and authors.)  Visit the Man Booker Prize official website for more information about this award.

All of these titles are located in the Adult Fiction section of the Library unless otherwise noted.


2014 Flanagan, Richard. The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
2013 Catton, Eleanor. The Luminaries.
2012 Mantel, Hilary. Bring Up the Bodies.
     Also available: Large Type, CD
2011 Barnes, Julian. The Sense of an Ending.
2010 Jacobson, Howard. The Finkler Question.
     Also available: Large Type, eReader
2009 Mantel, Hilary. Wolf Hall.
     Also available: CD, eAudiobook
2008 Adiga, Aravind. The White Tiger.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook
2007 Enright, Anne. The Gathering.
2006 Desai, Kiran. The Inheritance of Loss.
     Also available: CD, eAudiobook
2005 Banville, John. The Sea.
     Also available: Large Type, CD
2004 Hollinghurst, Alan. The Line of Beauty.
2003 Pierre, D.B.C. Vernon God Little.
2002 Martel, Yann. Life of Pi.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook, Digital Player
2001 Carey, Peter. True History of the Kelly Gang.
2000 Atwood, Margaret. The Blind Assassin.
     Also available: Large Type, CDeBook, eAudiobook
1999 Coetzee, J.M. Disgrace.
1998 McEwan, Ian. Amsterdam.
     Also available: Large Type, eBook
1997 Roy, Arundhati. The God of Small Things.
     Also available: Large Type
1996 Swift, Graham. Last Orders.
     Also available: Digital Player
1995 Barker, Pat. The Ghost Road.
     Also available: CD
1994 Kelman, James. How Late It Was, How Late.
1993 Doyle, Roddy. Paddy Clarke, Ha-Ha-Ha.
1992 Ondaatje. Michael. The English Patient.
     Also available: Large Type, CD
Unsworth, Barry. Sacred Hunger.
1991 Okri, Ben. The Famished Road.
1990 Byatt, A.S. Possession.
     Also available: eAudiobook
1989 Ishiguro, Kazuo. The Remains of the Day.
     Also available: Large Type
1988 Carey, Peter. Oscar and Lucinda.
1987 Lively, Penelope. Moon Tiger.
1986 Amis, Kingsley. The Old Devils.
1985 Hulme, Keri. The Bone People.
1984 Brookner, Anita. Hotel du Lac.
1983 Coetzee, J.M. Life and Times of Michael K.
1982 Keneally, Thomas. Schindler’s List.
     Also available: Large Type
1981 Rushdie, Salman. Midnight’s Children.
1980 Golding, William. Rites of Passage.
1979 Fitzgerald, Penelope. Offshore.
1978 Murdoch, Iris. The Sea, The Sea.
1977 Scott, Paul. Staying On.
1976 Storey, David. Saville.
1975 Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer. Heat and Dust.
1974 Gordimer, Nadine. The Conservationist.
1973 Farrell, J.G. Siege of Krishnapur.
1972 Berger, John. G.
1971 Naipaul, V.S. In a Free State.
1970 Rubens, Bernice. The Elected Member.
1969 Newby, P.H. Something to Answer For.