The Booker Project

The table below shows a list of Booker winners. A red tick indicates that book was read by one of this site's reviewers prior to its creation, so no review currently exists for it. A blue tick indicates the book was reread by a reviewer for review on this website. A green tick indicates the book was read for the first time for review on this website. Books highlighted by a light blue background have been awarded the Booker International Prize. Books highlighted by a green background have won other special Booker prizes.

Our list contains all the Booker winners since 1969 when the award began. Originally, the Booker was awarded only to writers from the Commonwealth, Ireland and Zimbabwe. However, since 2014 any English language book published anywhere has been eligible, so long as it is also published in the United Kingdom. This has opened the way to American winners like George Saunders.

Our list only includes winners of the International Booker since 2016. In 2016 the International award was changed to recognise a single novel in translation. Prior to 2016 the International award had been given every two years between 2005 and 2015 to a living author of any nationality for a body of work that demonstrated continued creativity, development and overall contribution to fiction on the world stage. We have chosen not to cover those years since a body of work by each selected author would be burdensome for us.

In the long term, we hope to review all the Man Booker Prize winners in our list.

Cover Year Title Author Publisher Read
Something To Answer For by P.H. Newby 1969 Something to Answer For P.H.Newby Faber & Faber
The Elected Member by Bernice Rubens 1970 The Elected Member Bernice Rubens Abacus
The Lost Man Booker Prize Troubles by J.G.Farrel 1970 Troubles J.G.Farrell Orion
In A Free State by V.s.Naipaul 1971 In A Free State V.S.Naipaul Picador
G by John Berger 1972 G John Berger Bloomsbury
The Siege of Krishnapur by J.G.Farrell 1973 The Siege of Krishnapur J.G.Farrell Orion
The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer 1974 The Conservationist Nadine Gordimer Bloomsbury
Holiday by Stanley Middleton 1974 Holiday Stanley Middleton Windmill Books
Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala 1975 Heat and Dust Rith Prawer Jhabvala Abacus
Saville by David Storey 1976 Saville David Storey Vintage
Staying On by Paul Scott 1977 Staying On Paul Scott Arrow
The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch 1978 The Sea, The Sea Iris Murdoch Vintage
Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald 1979 Offshore Penelope Fitzgerald Fourth Estate
Rites of Passage by William Golding 1980 Rites of Passage William Golding Faber & Faber
The Booker of Bookers Prize 1993
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The Best of Booker Prize 2008
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie 1981 Midnight's Children Salman Rushdie Vintage
Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally 1982 Schindler's Ark Thomas Keneally Sceptre
Life and Times of Michael K 1983 Life & Times of Michael K J.M.Coetzee Vintage
Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner 1984 Hotel du Lac Anita Brookner Penguin
The Bone People by Keri Hulme 1985 The Bone People Keri Hulme Picador
The Old Devils by Kingsley Amis 1986 The Old Devils Kingsley Amis Vintage
Moon Tiger 1987 Moon Tiger Penelope Lively Penguin
Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey 1988 Oscar and Lucinda Peter Carey Faber & Faber
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro 1989 The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro Faber & Faber
Possession by A.S.Byatt 1990 Possession A.S.Byatt Vintage
The Famished Road by Ben Okri 1991 The Famished Road Ben Okri Vintage
Golden Booker Prize Winner

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje 1992 The English Patient Michael Ondaatje Bloomsbury
Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth 1992 Sacred Hunger Barry Unsworth Penguin
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddu Doyle 1993 Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha Roddy Doyle Vintage
How Late It Was, How Late by James Kelman 1994 How Late It Was, How Late James Kelman Vintage
The Ghost Road by Pat Barker 1995 The Ghost Road Pat Barker Penguin
Last Orders by Graham Swift 1996 Last Orders Graham Swift Picador
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy 1997 The God of Small Things Arundhati Roy Fourth Estate
Amsterdam by Ian McEwen 1998 Amsterdam Ian McEwan Vintage
Disgrace by J.M.Coetzee 1999 Disgrace J.M.Coetzee Vintage
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood 2000 The Blind Assassin Margaret Atwood Bloomsbury
True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey 2001 True History of the Kelly Gang Peter Carey Faber & Faber
Life of Pi by Yann Martel 2002 Life of Pi Yann Martel Canongate
Vernon God Little by D.B.C.Pierre 2003 Vernon God Little D.B.C.Pierre Faber & Faber
The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst 2004 The Line of Beauty Alan Hollinghurts Picador
The Sea by John Banville 2005 The Sea John Banville Picador
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai 2006 The Inheritance of Loss Kiran Desai Penguin
The Gathering by Anne Enright 2007 The Gathering Anne Enright Vintage
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga 2008 The White Tiger Aravind Adiga Atlantic
Wolf Hall 2009 Wolf Hall Hilary Mantel Fourth Estate
The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson 2010 The Finkler Question Howard Jacobson Bloomsbury
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes 2011 The Sense of an Ending Julian Barnes Vintage
Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel 2012 Bring Up The Bodies Hilary Mantel Fourth Estate
The Luminaries by Elaenor Catton 2013 The Luminaries Eleanor Catton Granta
The Narrow Road To The Deep North by Richard Flanagan 2014 The Narrow Road to the Deep North Richard Flanagan Vintage
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James 2015 A Brief History of Seven Killings Marlon James Oneworld
The International Booker Prize The Vegetarian by Han Kang 2016 The Vegetarian Han Kang

Translated from the Korean by:

Deborah Smith
The Sellout by Paul Beatty 2016 The Sellout Paul Beatty Oneworld
The International Booker Prize A Horse Walks Into A Bar by Davod Grossman 2017 A Horse Walks Into A Bar David Grossman

Translated from the Hebrew by:

Jessica Cohen
Jonathan Cape
Lincoln in the Bardo 2017 Lincoln in the Bardo George Saunders Bloomsbury
The International Booker Prize Flights by Olga Tokarczuk 2018 Flights Olga Tokarczuk

Translated from the Polish by:

Jennifer Croft
Text Publishing
Milkman 2018 Milkman Anna Burns Faber & Faber
The International Booker Prize Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi 2019 Celestial Bodies Jokha Alharthi

Translated from Arabic by:

Marilyn Booth
Sandston Press
The Testaments 2019 The Testaments Margaret Atwood Chatto & Windus
Girl, Woman, Other 2019 Girl, Woman, Other Bernadine Evaristo Hamish Hamilton
The International Booker Prize The Discomfort of Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld 2020 The Discomfort of Evening Marieke Lucas Rijneveld

Translated from Dutch by:

Michele Hutchinson
Faber & Faber
Shuggie Bain 2020 Shuggie Bain Douglas Stuart Grove Press