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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; 51 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
1970
(retrospective award )
J. G. Farrell Troubles Novel United Kingdom
Ireland
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
Ireland
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
Germany
1976 David Storey Saville Novel United Kingdom
1977 Paul Scott Staying On Novel United Kingdom
1978 Iris Murdoch The Sea, the Sea Philosophical novel Ireland
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
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