e-Anglais.com Booker Prize for Fiction: Shortlists & Winners

A list of the finalists and winners of the Booker Prize from 1969 to the present. Winners are highlighted.

Contents of this page: 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021.

Damon Galgut, The Promise (South Africa)
Anuk Arudpragasam, A Passage North (Sri Lanka)
Patricia Lockwood, No One Is Talking About This (US)
Nadifa Mohamed, The Fortune Men (Somalia/UK)
Richard Powers, Bewilderment (US)
Maggie Shipstead, Great Circle (US)

Douglas Stuart, Shuggie Bain (Scotland/UK/US)
Diane Cook, The New Wilderness (US)
Tsitsi Dangarembga, This Mournable Body (Zimbabwe)
Avni Doshi, Burnt Sugar (US)
Maaza Mengiste, The Shadow King (Ethiopia/US)
Brandon Taylor, Real Life (US)
Margaret Atwood, The Testaments (Canada) joint winner
Bernardine Evaristo, Girl, Woman, Other (UK) joint winner
Lucy Ellmann, Ducks, Newburyport (US)
Chigozie Obioma, An Orchestra of Minorities (Nigeria)
Salman Rushdie, Quichotte (UK/US/India)
Elif Shafak, 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World (Turkey)
Anna Burns, Milkman (N. Ireland)
Esi Edugyan, Washington Black (Canada)
Daisy Johnson, Everything Under (UK)
Rachel Kushner, The Mars Room (USA)
Richard Powers, The Overstory (USA)
Robin Robertson, The Long Take (UK)
George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo (US)
Paul Auster, 4 3 2 1 (US)
Emily Fridlund, History of Wolves (US)
Mohsin Hamid, Exit West (UK/Pakistan)
Fiona Mozley, Elmet (UK)
Ali Smith, Autumn (UK)
Paul Beatty, The Sellout (US)
Deborah Levy, Hot Milk (UK)
Graeme Macrae Burnet, His Bloody Project (UK)
Ottessa Moshfegh, Eileen (US)
David Szalay, All That Man Is (UK)
Madeleine Thien, Do Not Say We Have Nothing (Canada)
Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings (Jamaica)
Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life (US)
Anne Tyler, A Spool of Blue Thread (US)
Tom McCarthy, Satin Island (UK)
Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen (Nigeria)
Sunjeev Sahota, The Year of the Runaways (UK)
Richard Flanagan, The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Australia)
Joshua Ferris, To Rise Again At a Decent Hour (US)
Karen Joy Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (US)
Howard Jacobson, J (UK)
Neel Mukherjee, The Lives of Others (UK)
Ali Smith, How to Be Both (UK)
Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries (New Zealand)
NoViolet Bulawayo, We Need New Names (Zimbabwe)
Jim Crace, Harvest (England)
Jhumpa Lahiri, The Lowland (India/USA)
Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being (Canada/USA)
Colm Tóibín, The Testament of Mary (Ireland)
Hilary Mantel, Bring Up the Bodies (England)
Tan Twan Eng, The Garden of Evening Mists (Malaysia)
Deborah Levy, Swimming Home (England)
Alison Moore, The Lighthouse (England)
Will Self, Umbrella (England)
Jeet Thayil, Narcopolis (India)
Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending (England)
Carol Birch, Jamrach's Menagerie (England)
Patrick deWitt, The Sisters Brothers (Canada)
Esi Edugyan, Half Blood Blues (Canada)
Stephen Kelman, Pigeon English (England)
A.D. Miller, Snowdrops (England)
Howard Jacobson, The Finkler Question (England)
Peter Carey, Parrot and Olivier in America (Australia)
Emma Donoghue, Room (Ireland)
Damon Galgut, In a Strange Room (South Africa)
Andrea Levy, The Long Song (England)
Tom McCarthy, C (England)
Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall (England)
A. S. Byatt, The Children's Book (England)
J. M. Coetzee, Summertime (South Africa)
Adam Foulds, The Quickening Maze (England)
Simon Mawer, The Glass Room (England)
Sarah Waters, The Little Stranger (Wales)
Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger (India)
Sebastian Barry, The Secret Scripture (Ireland)
Amitav Ghosh, Sea of Poppies (India)
Linda Grant, The Clothes on Their Backs (Britain)
Steve Toltz, A Fraction of the Whole (Australia)
Anne Enright, The Gathering (Ireland)
Nicola Barker, Darkmans (England)
Mohsin Hamid, The Reluctant Fundamentalist (England/Pakistan)
Lloyd Jones, Mister Pip (New Zeland)
Ian McEwan, On Chesil Beach (England)
Indra Sinha, Animal's People (England/India)
More info at the The Guardian
Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss (Indian born)
Kate Grenville, The Secret River (Australian born)
M. J. Hyland, Carry Me Down (English born)
Hisham Matar, In the Country of Men (American born)
Edward St Aubyn, Mother's Milk (English)
Sarah Waters, The Night Watch (English)
More info at the The Guardian
John Banville, The Sea (Ireland)
Julian Barnes, Arthur & George (England)
Sebastian Barry, A Long Long Way (Ireland)
Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go (England)
Ali Smith, The Accidental (England)
Zadie Smith, On Beauty (England)
More info at the The Guardian
Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty (England)
Achmat Dangor, Bitter Fruit (South Africa)
Sarah Hall, The Electric Michelangelo (England)
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas (England)
Colm Tóibín, The Master (Ireland)
Gerard Woodward, I'll go to Bed at Noon (English)
More info at the The Guardian
DBC Pierre, Vernon God Little (Australia)
Monica Ali, Brick Lane (Bangladesh & England)
Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake (Canada)
Damon Galgut, The Good Doctor (South Africa)
Zoe Heller, Notes on a Scandal (England)
Clare Morrall, Astonishing Splashes Of Colour (England)
More info at the BBC website
Yann Martel, Life of Pi (Canada)
Rohinton Mistry, Family Matters (Canada)
Carol Shields, Unless (Canada)
William Trevor, The Story of Lucy Gault (Ireland)
Sarah Waters, Fingersmith (England)
Tim Winton, Dirt Music (Australia)
Peter Carey, True History of the Kelly Gang
Ian McEwan, Atonement
Andrew Miller, Oxygen
David Mitchell, Number 9 Dream
Rachel Seiffert, The Dark Room
Ali Smith, Hotel World
Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin
Trezza Azzopardi, The Hiding Place
Michael Collins, The Keepers of Truth
Kazuo Ishiguro, When We Were Orphans
Matthew Kneale, English Passengers
Brian O'Doherty, The Deposition of the Father
J. M. Coetzee, Disgrace
Anita Desai, Fasting, Feasting
Michael Frayn, Headlong
Andrew O'Hagan, Our Fathers
Ahdaf Soueif, The Map of Love
Colm Tóibín, The Blackwater Lightship
Ian McEwan, Amsterdam
Beryl Bainbridge, Master Georgie
Julian Barnes, England, England
Martin Booth, The Industry of Souls
Patrick McCabe, Breakfast on Pluto
Magnus Mills, The Restraint of Beasts
Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things
Jim Crace, Quarantine
Mick Jackson, Underground Man
Madelaine St. John, The Essence of the Thing
Bernard McLaverty, Grace Notes
Tim Parks, Europa
Graham Swift, Last Orders
Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace
Beryl Bainbridge, Every Man for Himself
Seamus Deane, Reading in the Dark
Shena Mackay, The Orchard on Fire
Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance
Pat Barker, The Ghost Road
Justin Cartwright, In Every Face I Meet
Salman Rushdie, The Moor's Last Sigh
Barry Unsworth, Morality Play
Tim Winton, The Riders
James Kelman, How Late It Was, How Late
George MacKay Brown, Beside the Ocean of Time
Romesh Gunesekera, Reef
Abdulrazak Gurnah, Paradise
Alan Hollinghurst, The Folding Star
Jill Paton Walsh, Knowledge of Angels
Roddy Doyle, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
Tibor Fischer, Under the Frog
Michael Ignatieff, Scar Tissue
David Malouf, Remembering Babylon
Caryl Phillips, Crossing the River
Carol Shields, The Stone Diaries
Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient
Barry Unsworth, Sacred Hunger
Christopher Hope, Serenity House
Patrick McCabe, The Butcher Boy
Ian McEwan, Black Dogs
Michele Roberts, Daughters of the House
Ben Okri, The Famished Road
Martin Amis, Time's Arrow
Roddy Doyle, The Van
Rohinton Mistry, Such a Long Journey
Timothy Mo, The Redundancy of Courage
William Trevor, Reading Turgenev (from Two Lives)
A. S. Byatt, Possession
Beryl Bainbridge, An Awfully Big Adventure
Penelope Fitzgerald, The Gate of Angels
John McGahern, Amongst Women
Brian Moore, Lies of Silence
Mordecai Richler, Solomon Gursky was Here
Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day
Margaret Atwood, Cat's Eye
John Banville, The Book of Evidence
Sybille Bedford, Jigsaw, an Unsentimental Education
James Kelman, A Disaffection
Rose Tremain, Restoration
Peter Carey, Oscar and Lucinda
Bruce Chatwin, Utz
Penelope Fitzgerald, The Beginning of Spring
David Lodge, Nice Work
Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses
Marina Warner, The Lost Father
Penelope Lively, Moon Tiger
Chinua Achebe, Anthills of the Savannah
Peter Ackroyd, Chatterton
Nina Bawden, Circles of Deceit
Brian Moore, The Colour of Blood
Iris Murdoch, The Book and the Brotherhood
Kingsley Amis, The Old Devils
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale
Paul Bailey, Gabriel's Lament
Robertson Davies, What's Bred in the Bone
Kazuo Ishiguro, An Artist of the Floating World
Timothy Mo, An Insular Possession
Keri Hulme, The Bone People
Peter Carey, Illywhacker
J. L. Carr, The Battle of Pollock's Crossing
Doris Lessing, The Good Terrorist
Jan Morris, Last Letters from Hav
Iris Murdoch, The Good Apprentice
Anita Brookner, Hotel du Lac
J. G. Ballard, Empire of the Sun
Julian Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot
Anita Desai, In Custody
Penelope Lively, According to Mark
David Lodge, Small World
J. M. Coetzee, Life and Times of Michael K.
Malcolm Bradbury, Rates of Exchange
John Fuller, Flying to Nowhere
Anita Mason, The Illusionist
Salman Rushdie, Shame
Graham Swift, Waterland
Thomas Keneally, Schindler's Ark
John Arden, Silence Among the Weapons
William Boyd, An Ice-Cream War
Lawrence Durrell, Constance or Solitary Practices
Alice Thomas Ellis, The 27th Kingdom
Timothy Mo, Sour Sweet
Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children
Molly Keane, Good Behaviour
Doris Lessing, The Sirian Experiments
Ian McEwan, The Comfort of Strangers
Anne Schlee, Rhine Journey
Muriel Spark, Loitering with Intent
D. M. Thomas, The White Hotel
William Golding, Rites of Passage
Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers
J. L. Carr, A Month in the Country
Anita Desai, Clear Light of Day
Alice Munro, The Beggar Maid
Julia O'Faolain, No Country for Young Men
Barry Unsworth, Pascali's Island
Penelope Fitzgerald, Offshore
Thomas Keneally, Confederates
V. S. Naipaul, A Bend in the River
Julian Rathbone, Joseph
Fay Weldon, Praxis
The Iris Murdoch, The Sea, The Sea
Kingsley Amis, Jake's Thing
André Brink, Rumours of Rain
Penelope Fitzgerald, The Bookshop
Jane Gardam, God on the Rocks
Bernice Rubens, A Five-Year Sentence
Paul Scott, Staying On
Paul Bailey, Peter Smart's Confessions
Caroline Blackwood, Great Granny Webster
Jennifer Johnston, Shadows on Our Skin
Penelope Lively, The Road to Lichfield
Barbara Pym, Quartet in Autumn
David Storey, Saville
André Brink, An Instant in the Wind
R. C. Hutchinson, Rising
Brian Moore, The Doctor's Wife
Julian Rathbone, King Fisher Lives
William Trevor, The Children of Dynmouth
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Heat and Dust
Thomas Keneally, Gossip from the Forest
Nadine Gordimer, The Conservationist
Stanley Middleton, Holiday
Kinglsey Amis, Ending Up
Beryl Bainridge, The Bottle Factory Outing
C. P. Snow, In Their Wisdom
J. G. Farrell, The Siege of Krishnapur
Beryl Bainridge, The Dressmaker
Elizabeth Mavor, The Green Equinox
Iris Murdoch, The Black Prince
John Berger, G.: A Novel
Susan Hill, Bird of Night
Thomas Keneally, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
David Storey, Pasmore
V. S. Naipaul, In a Free State
Thomas Kilroy, The Big Chapel
Doris Lessing, Briefing for a Descent into Hell
Mordecai Richler, St. Urbain's Horseman
Derek Robinson, Goshawk Squadron
Elizabeth Taylor, Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont
Bernice Rubens, The Elected Member
A. L. Barker, John Brown's Body
Elizabeth Bowen, Eva Trout
Iris Murdoch, Bruno's Dream
William Trevor, Mrs Eckdorf in O'Neill's Hotel
Terence Wheeler, The Conjunction
P. H. Newby, Something to Answer For
Barry England, Figures in a Landscape
Nicholas Mosley, The Impossible Object
Iris Murdoch, The Nice and the Good
Muriel Spark, The Public Image
Gordon Williams, From Scenes Like These