The Booker Project

The table below shows a list of Booker winners, along with shortlist for each year. A red tick indicates that a winner was read by one of this site's reviewers prior to its creation, so no review currently exists for it. A blue tick indicates a winner was reread by a reviewer for review on this website. A green tick indicates a winner 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 Booker Prize winners in our list. Those reviewed from the shortlists also have underlined links.

Year Shortlist WINNER Read
Cover Title & Author Publisher
1969
  • 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

P.H.Newby

Faber & Faber
1970
  • 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

Abacus
The Lost Man Booker Prize
1970
  • 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

Troubles

J.G.Farrell

Orion
1971
  • 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

V.S.Naipaul

Picador
1972
  • The Bird of Night Susan Hill
  • The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith Thomas Keneally
  • Pasmore David Storey
G by John Berger

G

John Berger

Bloomsbury
1973
  • 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

J.G.Farrell

Orion
1974
  • 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

Bloomsbury
Holiday by Stanley Middleton

Holiday

Stanley Middleton

Windmill Books
1975
  • Gossip From the Forest Thomas Keneally
Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Heat and Dust

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Abacus
1976
  • 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

Saville

David Storey

Vintage
1977
  • 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

Arrow
1978
  • 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

Vintage
1979
  • Confederates Thomas Keneally
  • A Bend in the River V.S.Naipaul
  • Joseph Julian Rathbone
  • Praxis Fay Weldon
Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald

Offshore

Penelope Fitzgerald

Fourth Estate
1980
  • 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
The Booker of Bookers Prize 1993
. . .
The Best of Booker Prize 2008
1981
  • 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

Vintage
1982
  • 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

Sceptre
1983
  • 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

J.M.Coetzee

Vintage
1984
  • 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

Penguin
1985
  • 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

Picador
1986
  • 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

Vintage
1987
  • 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

Penguin
1988
  • 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
1989
  • 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
1990
  • 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

Possession

A.S.Byatt

Vintage
1991
  • 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

Vintage
Golden Booker Prize Winner 2018
1992
  • 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

Bloomsbury
Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth

Sacred Hunger

Barry Unsworth

Penguin
1993
  • 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

Vintage
1994
  • 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

Vintage
1995
  • 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

Penguin
1996
  • 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

Picador
1997
  • 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
1998
  • 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

Amsterdam

Ian McEwen

Vintage
1999
  • Fasting, Feasting Anita Desai
  • Headlong Michae Frayn
  • Andrew O'Hagen Our Fathers
  • The Map of Love Ahdaf Souief
  • The Backwater Lightship Colm Tóibín
Disgrace by J.M.Coetzee

Disgrace

J.M.Coetzee

Vintage
2000
  • 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

Bloomsbury
2001
  • 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
2002
  • 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

Canongate
2003
  • 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

D.B.C.Pierre

Faber & Faber
2004
  • 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

Picador
2005
  • Arthur & George Julian Barnes
  • A Long Long Way Sebastian Barry
  • Mever Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Accidental Ali Smith
  • On Beauty Zadie Smith
The Sea by John Banville

The Sea

John Banville

Picador
2006
  • 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

Penguin
2007
  • 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

Vintage
2008
  • 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

Atlantic
2009
  • 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
2010
  • 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

Bloomsbury
2011
  • 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

Vintage
The Best of Beryl Bainbridge Prize
2011
  • 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

Abacus
2012
  • 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
2013
  • 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

Granta
2014
  • 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

Vintage
2015
  • 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

Oneworld
2016

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 the Korean by:

Deborah Smith

Portobello
2016
  • 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

Oneworld
2017

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 the Hebrew by:

Jessica Cohen

Jonathan Cape
2017
  • 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

Bloomsbury
2018

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

Flights

Olga Tokarczuk

Translated from the Polish by:

Jennifer Croft

Text Publishing
2018
  • Washington Black Esi Edugyan
  • Everything Under Daisy Johnson
  • The Mars Room Rachel Kushner
  • The Overstory Richard Powers
  • The Long Take Robin Robertson
Milkman

Milkman

Anna Burns

Faber & Faber
2019

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 the Arabic by:

Marilyn Booth

Sandston Press
2019
  • 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
2020

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 the Dutch by:

Michele Hutchinson

Faber & Faber
2020
  • 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
2021

International Prize

  • At Night All Blood is Black David Diop (trans. Anna Mocschovakis)
  • 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)

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