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Awarded for Best original novel, written in the English language, and published in the UK and Ireland
Presented by Man Group (until 31 May 2019)
Crankstart (effective 1 June 2019)
Location Guildhall, London, England
First awarded 1969; 52 years ago (1969) (as Booker–McConnell Prize)

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, also known in short as the Booker Prize, is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original full-length novel, written in the English language, by a citizen of either the Commonwealth of Nations or the Republic of Ireland.

To win the Booker Prize generally means to gain international success.

The prize was originally established as the Booker–McConnell Prize, after the company Booker, McConnell Ltd began sponsoring the event in 1969, then it became commonly known as the "Booker Prize" or simply "the Booker".

Booker Prize winners

Year Author Title Genre(s) Country
1969 P. H. Newby Something to Answer For Novel  United Kingdom
1970 Bernice Rubens The Elected Member Novel  United Kingdom
1971 V. S. Naipaul In a Free State Novel  United Kingdom
 Trinidad and Tobago
1972 John Berger G. Experimental novel  United Kingdom
1973 J. G. Farrell The Siege of Krishnapur Novel  United Kingdom
1974 Nadine Gordimer The Conservationist Novel  South Africa
Stanley Middleton Holiday Novel  United Kingdom
1975 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Heat and Dust Historical novel  United Kingdom
1976 David Storey Saville Novel  United Kingdom
1977 Paul Scott Staying On Novel  United Kingdom
1978 Iris Murdoch The Sea, the Sea Philosophical novel  United Kingdom
1979 Penelope Fitzgerald Offshore Novel  United Kingdom
1980 William Golding Rites of Passage Novel  United Kingdom
1981 Salman Rushdie Midnight's Children Magic realism  United Kingdom
1982 Thomas Keneally Schindler's Ark Biographical novel  Australia
1983 J. M. Coetzee Life & Times of Michael K Novel  South Africa
1984 Anita Brookner Hotel du Lac Novel  United Kingdom
1985 Keri Hulme The Bone People Mystery novel  New Zealand
1986 Kingsley Amis The Old Devils Comic novel  United Kingdom
1987 Penelope Lively Moon Tiger Novel  United Kingdom
1988 Peter Carey Oscar and Lucinda Historical novel  Australia
1989 Kazuo Ishiguro The Remains of the Day Historical novel  United Kingdom
1990 A. S. Byatt Possession Historical novel  United Kingdom
1991 Ben Okri The Famished Road Magic realism  Nigeria
1992 Michael Ondaatje The English Patient Historiographic metafiction  Canada
Barry Unsworth Sacred Hunger Historical novel  United Kingdom
1993 Roddy Doyle Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha Novel  Ireland
1994 James Kelman How Late It Was, How Late Stream of consciousness  United Kingdom
1995 Pat Barker The Ghost Road War novel  United Kingdom
1996 Graham Swift Last Orders Novel  United Kingdom
1997 Arundhati Roy The God of Small Things Novel  India
1998 Ian McEwan Amsterdam Novel  United Kingdom
1999 J. M. Coetzee Disgrace Novel  South Africa
2000 Margaret Atwood The Blind Assassin Historical novel  Canada
2001 Peter Carey True History of the Kelly Gang Historical novel  Australia
2002 Yann Martel Life of Pi Fantasy and adventure novel  Canada
2003 DBC Pierre Vernon God Little Black comedy  Australia
2004 Alan Hollinghurst The Line of Beauty Historical novel  United Kingdom
2005 John Banville The Sea Novel  Ireland
2006 Kiran Desai The Inheritance of Loss Novel  India
2007 Anne Enright The Gathering Novel  Ireland
2008 Aravind Adiga The White Tiger Novel  India
2009 Hilary Mantel Wolf Hall Historical novel  United Kingdom
2010 Howard Jacobson The Finkler Question Comic novel  United Kingdom
2011 Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending Novel  United Kingdom
2012 Hilary Mantel Bring Up the Bodies Historical novel  United Kingdom
2013 Eleanor Catton The Luminaries Historical novel  New Zealand
2014 Richard Flanagan The Narrow Road to the Deep North Historical novel  Australia
2015 Marlon James A Brief History of Seven Killings Historical/experimental novel  Jamaica
2016 Paul Beatty The Sellout Satirical novel  United States of America
2017 George Saunders Lincoln in the Bardo Historical/experimental novel  United States of America
2018 Anna Burns Milkman Novel  United Kingdom
2019 Margaret Atwood The Testaments Novel  Canada
Bernardine Evaristo Girl, Woman, Other Experimental novel  United Kingdom
2020 Douglas Stuart Shuggie Bain Novel  United Kingdom
 United States of America
2021 Damon Galgut The Promise Novel  South Africa
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