The Booker Project

The table below shows a list of Booker winners, along with shortlist for each year. 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 Booker Prize winners in our list.

Year Shortlist WINNER Read
Cover Title & Author Publisher

International Prize

  • Not a River Selva Almada (trans. Annie McDermott)
  • Mater 2-10 Hwang Sok-yong (trans. Sora Kim-Russell & Youngjae Josephine Bae)
  • What I'd Rather Not Think About Jente Posthuma (trans. Sarah Timmer Harvey)
  • Crooked Plow Itamar Vieira Junior (trans. Johnny Lorenz)
  • The Details Ia Genberg (trans. Kira Josefsson)
Kairos by Jenny Erpenbeck


Jenny Erpenbeck

Translated from German by:

Michael Hofmann

Granta Books
  • The Bee Sting, Paul Murray (Irish)
  • Western Lane, Chetna Maroo (British/Indian)
  • This Other Eden, Paul Harding (American)
  • If I Survive You, Jonathan Escoffery (American)
  • Study for Obedience, Sarah Bernstein (Canadian)
Prophet Song by Paul Lynch

Prophet Song

Paul Lynch


International Prize

  • Still Born Guadalupe Nettel (trans. Rosalind Harvey)
  • Standing Heavy GauZ' (trans. Frank Wynne)
  • The Gospel According to the New World Maryse Condé (trans. Richard Philcox)
  • Whale Cheon Myeong-kwan (trans. Chi-Young Kim)
  • Boulder Eva Baltasar (trans. Julia Sanches)
Time Shelter by Georgi Gospodinov

Time Shelter

Georgi Gospodinov

Translated from Bulgarian by:

Angela Rodel

Weidenfeld & Nicolson
2022 The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida

Shehan Karunatilaka

Sort Of Books


International Prize

  • Cursed Bunny Bora Chung (trans. Anton Hur)
  • A New Name: Septology VI-VII Jon Fosse (trans. Damion Searls)
  • Heaven Mieko Kawakami (trans. Samuel Bett and David Boyd
  • Elena Knows Claudia Piñeiro (trans. Frances Riddle)
  • The Books of Jacob Olga Tokarczuk (trans. Jennifer Croft)
Tomb of Sand by Geetanjali Shree

Tomb of Sand

Geetanjali Shree

Translated from Hindi by:

Daisy Rockwell

Tilted Axis Press
2021 The Promise by Damon Galgut

The Promise

Damon Galgut

Jonathan Cape

International Prize

  • The Dangers of Smoking in Bed Mariana Enríquez (trans. Megan McDowell)
  • The Employees Olga Ravn (trans. Martin Aitken)
  • When We Cease to Understand the World Benjamín Labatut (trans. Adrian Nathan West)
  • In Memory of Memory Maria Stepanova (trans. Sasha Dugdale)
  • The War of the Poor Éric Vuillard (trans. Mark Polizzotti)
At Night All Blood Is Black by David Diop

At Night All Blood Is Black

David Diop

Translated from French by:

Anna Moschovakis

Pushkin Press
  • The New Wilderness Diane Cook
  • This Mournable Body Tsitsi Dangarembga
  • Burnt Sugar Avni Doshni
  • The Shadow King Maaza Mengiste
  • Real Life Brandon Taylor
Shuggie Bain

Shuggie Bain

Douglas Stuart

Grove Press

International Prize

  • The Enlightenment of The Greengage Tree Shokoofeh Azar (Iran) (trans. Anonymous)
  • The Adventures of China Iron Gabriela Cabezón Cámara (Argentina) (trans. Iona Macintyre and Fiona Mackintosh)
  • Tyll Daniel Kehlmann (Germany) (trans. Ross Benjamin)
  • Hurricane Season Fernanda Melchor (Mexico) (trans. Sophie Hughes)
  • The Memory Police Yoko Ogawa (Japan) (trans. Stephen Snyder)
The Discomfort of Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld

The Discomfort of Evening

Marieke Lucas Rijneveld

Translated from Dutch by:

Michele Hutchinson

Faber & Faber
  • Ducks, Newburyport Lucy Ellmann
  • An Orchestra of Minorities Chigozie Obioma
  • Quichotte Salman Rushdie
  • 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World Elif Shafak
The Testaments

The Testaments

Margaret Atwood

Chatto & Windus
Girl, Woman, Other

Girl, Woman, Other

Bernadine Evaristo

Hamish Hamilton

International Prize

  • The Years Annie Ernaux (France) (trans. Alison L Strayer)
  • The Pine Islands Marion Poschmann (Germany) (trans.Jen Calleja)
  • Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead Olga Tokarczuk (Poland) (trans. Antonia Lloyd-Jones)
  • The Shape of the Ruins Juan Gabriel Vásquez (Columbia) (trans. Anne McLean)
  • The Remainder Alia Trabucco Zeran (Chile) (trans. Sophie Hughes)
Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi

Celestial Bodies

Jokha Alharthi

Translated from Arabic by:

Marilyn Booth

Sandston Press
  • Washington Black Esi Edugyan
  • Everything Under Daisy Johnson
  • The Mars Room Rachel Kushner
  • The Overstory Richard Powers
  • The Long Take Robin Robertson


Anna Burns

Faber & Faber

International Prize

  • Vernon Subutex 1 Virginie Despentes (France) (trans. Frank Wynne)
  • The White Book Han Kang (South Korea) (trans. Deborah Smith)
  • The World Goes On László Krasznahorkai (Hungary) (trans. John Batki, Ottilie Mulzet and George Szirtes)
  • Like a Fading Shadow Antonio Muñoz Molina (Spain) (trans. Camilo A. Ramirez)
  • Frankenstein in Baghdad Ahmed Saadawi (Iraq) (trans. Jonathan Wright)
Flights by Olga Tokarczuk


Olga Tokarczuk

Translated from Polish by:

Jennifer Croft

Text Publishing
  • 4 3 2 1 Paul Auster
  • History of Wolves Emily Fridlund
  • Exit West Mohsin Hamid
  • Elmet Fiona Mozley
  • Autumn Ali Smith
Lincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo

George Saunders


International Prize

  • Compass Mathias Énard (France) (trans. Charlotte Mandell)
  • The Unseen Roy Jacobsen (Norway) (trans. Don Bartlett and Don Shaw)
  • Mirror, Shoulder, Signal Dorthe Nors (Denmark) (trans. Misha Hoekstra)
  • Judas Amos Oz (Israel) (trans. Nicholas de Lange)
  • Fever Dream Samanta Schweblin (Argentina) (trans. Megan McDowell)
A Horse Walks Into A Bar by David Grossman

A Horse Walks Into A Bar

David Grossman

Translated from Hebrew by:

Jessica Cohen

Jonathan Cape
  • Hot Milk Deborah Levy
  • His Bloody Project Graeme Macrae Burnet
  • Eileen Ottessa Moshfegh
  • All That Man Is David Szalay
  • Do Not Say We Have Nothing Madaleine Thien
The Sellout by Paul Beatty

The Sellout

Paul Beatty


International Prize

  • A General Theory of Oblivion José Eduardo Agualusa (Angola)(trans. Daniel Hahn)
  • The Story of the Lost Child Elena Ferrante (Italy) (trans. Ann Goldstein)
  • The Four Books Yan Lianke (China) (trans. Carlos Rojas)
  • A Strangeness in My Mind Orhan Pamuk (Turkey) (trans. Ekin Oklap)
  • A Whole Life Robert Seethaler (Austria) (trans. Charlotte Collins)
The Vegetarian by Han Kang

The Vegetarian

Han Kang

Translated from Korean by:

Deborah Smith

  • Satin Island Tom McCarthy
  • The Fishermen Chigozie Obioma
  • The Year of the Runaways Sunjeev Sahota
  • A Spool of Blue Thread Anne Tyler
  • A Little Life Hanya Yanagihara
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

A Brief History of Seven Killings

Marlon James

  • To Rise Again at a Decent Hour Joshua Ferris
  • We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves Karen Joy Fowler
  • J Howard Jacobson
  • The Lives of Others Neel Mukherjee
  • How to be Both Ali Smith
The Narrow Road To The Deep North by Richard Flanagan

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Richard Flanagan

  • We Need New Names NoViolet Bulawayo
  • Harvest Jim Crace
  • The Lowland Jhumpa Lahiri
  • A Tale for the Time Being Ruth Ozeki
  • The Testament of Mary Colm Tóibín
The Luminaries by Elaenor Catton

The Luminaries

Eleanor Catton

  • Swimming Home Deborah Levy
  • The Lighthouse Alison Moore
  • Umbrella Will Self
  • The Garden of Evening Mists Tan Twan Eng
  • Narcopolis Jeet Thayil
Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Bring Up The Bodies

Hilary Mantel

Fourth Estate
The Best of Beryl Bainbridge Prize
  • An Awfully Big Adventure Beryl Bainbridge
  • Every Man for Himself Beryl Bainbridge
  • The Bottle Factory Outing Beryl Bainbridge
  • The Dressmaker Beryl Bainbridge
Master Georgie by Beryl Bainbridge

Master Geogie

Beryl Bainbridge

  • Jamrach's Menagerie Carol Birch
  • The Sisters Brother Patrick deWitt
  • Half-Blood Blues Esi Edugyan
  • Pigeon English Stephen Kelman
  • Snowdrops A.D.Miller
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

The Sense of an Ending

Julian Barnes

  • Parrot and Olivier in America Peter Carey
  • Room Emma Donoghue
  • In a Strange Room Damon Galgut
  • The Long Song Andrea Levy
  • C Tom McCarthy
The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson

The Finkler Question

Howard Jacobson

  • The Children's Book A.S.Byatt
  • Summertime J.M.Coetzee
  • The Quickening Maze Adam Foulds
  • The Glass Room Simon Mawer
  • The Little Stranger Sarah Waters
Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall

Hilary Mantel

Fourth Estate
  • The Secret Scripture Sebastian Barry
  • Sea of Poppies Amitav Ghosh
  • The Clothes of Their Backs Linda Grant
  • The Northern Clemency Philip Hensher
  • A Fraction of the Whole Steve Toltz
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

The White Tiger

Aravind Adiga

  • Darkmans Nicola Barker
  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist Mohsin Hamid
  • Master Pip Lloyd Jones
  • On Chesil Beach Ian McEwan
  • Animals's People Indra Sinha
The Gathering by Anne Enright

The Gathering

Anne Enright

  • The Secret River Kate Grenville
  • Carry Me Down M.J.Hyland
  • In the Country of Men Hisham Matar
  • Mother's Milk Edward St Aubyn
  • The Night Watch Sarah Waters
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

The Inheritance of Loss

Kiran Desai

  • Arthur & George Julian Barnes
  • A Long Long Way Sebastian Barry
  • Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Accidental Ali Smith
  • On Beauty Zadie Smith
The Sea by John Banville

The Sea

John Banville

  • Bitter Fruit Achmat Dangor
  • The Electric Michelangelo Sarah Hall
  • Cloud Atlas David Mitchell
  • The Master Colm Tóibín
  • I'll Go To Bed at Noon Gerard Woodward
The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst

The Line of Beauty

Alan Hollinghurst

  • Brick Lane Monica Ali
  • Oryx and Crake Margaret Atwood
  • The Good Doctor Damon Galgut
  • Notes on a Scandal Zoë Heller
  • Astonishing Splashes of Colour Clare Morrall
Vernon God Little by D.B.C.Pierre

Vernon God Little


Faber & Faber
  • Family Matters Rohinton Mistry
  • Unless Carol Shields
  • The Story of Lucy Gault William Trevor
  • Fingersmith Sarah Walters
  • Dirt Music Tim Winton
Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Life of Pi

Yann Martel

  • Atonement Ian McEwen
  • Oxygen Andrew Miller
  • number9dream David Mitchell
  • The Dark Room Rachel Seiffert
  • Hotel World Ali Smith
True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey

True History of the Kelly Gang

Peter Carey

Faber & Faber
  • The Hiding Place Trezza Azzopardi
  • The Keepers of Truth Michael Collins
  • When We Were Orphans Kazuo Ishiguro
  • English Passengers Matthew Kneale
  • The Deposition of Father McGreevy Brian O'Doherty
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

The Blind Assassin

Margaret Atwood

  • Fasting, Feasting Anita Desai
  • Headlong Michael Frayn
  • Andrew O'Hagen Our Fathers
  • The Map of Love Ahdaf Souief
  • The Backwater Lightship Colm Tóibín
Disgrace by J.M.Coetzee



  • Master Georgie Beryl Bainbridge
  • England, England Julian Barnes
  • The Industry of Souls Martin Booth
  • Breakfast on Pluto Patrick McCabe
  • The Restrain of Beasts Magnus Mills
Amsterdam by Ian McEwen


Ian McEwen

  • Quarantine Jim Crace
  • The Underground Man Mick Jackson
  • Grace Notes Bernard MacLaverty
  • Europa Tim Parks
  • The Essence of the Thing Madeleine St John
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

The God of Small Things

Arundhati Roy

Fourth Estate
  • Alias Grace Margaret Atwood
  • Every Man For Himself Beryl Bainbridge
  • Reading in the Dark Seamus Heane
  • The Orchard on Fire Shena Mackay
  • A Fince Balance Rohinto Mistry
Last Orders by Graham Swift

Last Orders

Graham Swift

  • In Every Face I Meet Justin Cartwright
  • The Moor's Last Sigh Salman Rushdie
  • Morality Play Barry Unsworth
  • The Riders Tim Winton
The Ghost Road by Pat Barker

The Ghost Road

Pat Barker

  • Reef Romesh Gunesekera
  • Paradise Abdulrazak Gurnah
  • The Folding Star Alan Hollinghurst
  • Beside the Ocean of Time George Mackay Brown
  • Knowledge of Angels Jill Paton Walsh
How Late It Was, How Late by James Kelman

How Late It Was, How Late

James Kelman

  • Under the Frog Tibor Fischer
  • Scar Tissue Michael Ignatieff
  • Remembering Babylon David Malouf
  • Crossing the River Caryl Phillips
  • The Stone Diaries Carol Shields
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle

Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

Roddy Doyle

Golden Booker Prize Winner 2018
  • Serenity House Christopher Hope
  • The Butcher Boy Patrick McCabe
  • Black Dogs Ian McEwen
  • Daughters of the House Michèle Roberts
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

The English Patient

Michael Ondaatje

Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth

Sacred Hunger

Barry Unsworth

  • Time's Arrow Martin Amis
  • The Van Roddy Doyle
  • Such a Long Journey Rohinton Mistry
  • The Redundancy of Courage Timothy Mo
  • Reading Turgenev William Trevor
The Famished Road by Ben Okri

The Famished Road

Ben Okri

  • An Awfully Big Adventure Beryl Bainbridge
  • The Gates of Angels Penelope Fitzgerald
  • Amongst Women John McGahern
  • Lies of Silence Brian Moore
  • Solomon Gurski Was Here Mordecai Richler
Possession by A.S.Byatt



  • Cat's Eye Margaret Atwood
  • The Book of Evidence John Banville
  • Jigsaw Sybille Bedford
  • A Disaffection James Kelman
  • Restoration Rose Tremain
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Remains of the Day

Kazuo Ishiguro

Faber & Faber
  • Utz Bruce Chatwin
  • The Beginning of Spring Penelope Fitzgerald
  • Nice Work David Lodge
  • The Satanic Verses Salman Rushdie
  • The Lost Father Marina Warner
Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey

Oscar and Lucinda

Peter Carey

Faber & Faber
  • Anthills of the Savannah Chinua Achebe
  • Chatterton Peter Ackroyd
  • Circles of Deceit Nina Bawden
  • The Colour of Blood Brian Moore
  • The Book and the Brotherhood Iris Murdoch
Moon Tiger

Moon Tiger

Penelope Lively

  • The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood
  • Gabriel's Lament Paul Bailey
  • What's Bred in the Bone Robertson Davies
  • An Artist of the Floating World Kazuo Ishiguro
  • An Insular Possession Timothy Mo
The Old Devils by Kingsley Amis

The Old Devils

Kingsley Amis

  • Illywhacker Peter Carey
  • The Battle of Pollocks Crossing J.L.Carr
  • The Good Terrorist Doris Lessing
  • Last Letters from Hav Jan Morris
  • The Good Apprentice Iris Murdoch
The Bone People by Keri Hulme

The Bone People

Keri Hulme

  • Empire of the Sun J.G.Ballard
  • Flaubert's Parrot Julian Barnes
  • In Custody Anita Desai
  • According to Mark Penelope Lively
  • Small World David Lodge
Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner

Hotel du Lac

Anita Brookner

  • Rates of Exchange Malcolm Bradbury
  • Flying to Nowhere John Fuller
  • The Illusionist Anita Mason
  • Shame Salman Rushdie
  • Waterland Graham Swift
Life and Times of Michael K

Life & Times of Michael K


  • Silence Among the Weapons John Arden
  • An Ice-Cream War William Boyd
  • Constance or Solitary Practices Lawrence Durrell
  • The 27th Kingdom Alice Thomas Ellis
  • Sour Sweet Timothy Mo
Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally

Schindler's Ark

Thomas Keneally

The Booker of Bookers Prize 1993
. . .
The Best of Booker Prize 2008
  • Good Behaviour Molly Keane
  • The Sirian Experiments Doris Lessing
  • The Comfort of Strangers Ian McEwen
  • Rhine Journey Anne Schlee
  • Loitering With Intent Muriel Spark
  • The White Hotel D.M.Thomas
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

Midnight's Children

Salman Rushdie

  • Earthly Powers Anthony Burgess
  • Clear Light of Day Anita Desai
  • The Beggar Maid Alice Munro
  • No Country for Young Men Julia O'Faolain
  • Pascali's Island Barry Unsworth
  • A Month in the Country J.L.Carr
Rites of Passage by William Golding

Rites of Passage

William Golding

Faber & Faber
  • Confederates Thomas Keneally
  • A Bend in the River V.S.Naipaul
  • Joseph Julian Rathbone
  • Praxis Fay Weldon
Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald


Penelope Fitzgerald

Fourth Estate
  • Jake's Thing Kingsley Amis
  • Rumours of Rain André Brink
  • The Bookshop Penelope Fitzgerald
  • God on the Rocks Jane Gardem
  • A Five-Year Sentence Bernice Rubens
The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch

The Sea, The Sea

Iris Murdoch

  • Peter Smart's Confessions Paul Bailey
  • Great Granny Webster Caroline Blackwood
  • Shadows on Our Skin Jennifer Johnston
  • The Road to Lichfeld Penelope Lively
  • Quartet in Autumn Barbara Pym
Staying On by Paul Scott

Staying On

Paul Scott

  • An Instant in the Wind André Brink
  • Rising R.C.Hutchinson
  • The Doctor's Wife Brian Moore
  • King Fisher Lives Julian Rathbone
  • The Children of Dynmouth William Trevor


David Storey

  • Gossip From the Forest Thomas Keneally
Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Heat and Dust

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

  • Ending Up Kingsley Amis
  • The Bottle Factory Outing Berly Bainbridge
  • In Their Wisdom C.P.Snow
The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer

The Conservationist

Nadine Gordimer

Holiday by Stanley Middleton


Stanley Middleton

Windmill Books
  • The Dressmaker Beryl Bainbridge
  • The Green Equinox Elizabeth Mavor
  • The Black Prince Iris Murdoch
The Siege of Krishnapur by J.G.Farrell

The Siege of Krishnapur


  • The Bird of Night Susan Hill
  • The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith Thomas Keneally
  • Pasmore David Storey
G by John Berger


John Berger

  • The Big Chapel Thomas Kilroy
  • Briefing for a Descent into Hell Doris Lessing
  • St. Urbain's Horsemen Mordecai Richler
  • Goshawk Squadron Derek Robinson
  • Mrs. Palfey at the Claremont Elizabeth Taylor
In A Free State by V.s.Naipaul

In A Free State


The Lost Man Booker Prize
  • The Birds on the Trees Nina Bawden
  • The Bay of Noon Shirley Hazzard
  • Fire From Heaven Mary Reneault
  • The Driver's Seat Muriel Spark
  • The Vivisector Patrick White
Troubles by J.G.Farrel



  • John Brown's Body A.L.Barker
  • Eva Trout Elizabeth Bowen
  • Bruno's Dream Iris Murdoch
  • Mrs Eckdorf in O'Neill's Hotel William Trevor
  • The Conjunction Terence Wheeler
The Elected Member by Bernice Rubens

The Elected Member

Bernice Rubens

  • Figures in a Landcsape Barry England
  • The Impossible Object Nicholas Mosley
  • The Nice and the Good Iris Murdoch
  • The Public Image Muriel Spark
  • From Scenes Like These Gordon Williams
Something To Answer For by P.H. Newby

Something to Answer For


Faber & Faber

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