Man Booker Prize Eligible 2018

A list of novels likely to be eligible for the 2018 Man Booker Prize.

Man Booker Prize Eligible Books by Year
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

Please do not add a book unless you are fairly sure it will be eligible according to the official rules. (See: https://themanbookerprize.com/sites/m...) This means any novel originally written in English regardless of the nationality of their author, with a print edition scheduled for publication in the UK between 1st October 2017 and 30th September 2018. Self-published novels are not eligible, nor are short story collections, unless there is a definite thread running through and connecting them .
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4.13 avg rating — 135,239 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 125,832 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 18,203 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 9,470 ratings
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3.40 avg rating — 1,366 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 158,710 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 2,288 ratings
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3.13 avg rating — 752 ratings
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3.57 avg rating — 52,614 ratings
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3.54 avg rating — 55,769 ratings
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3.41 avg rating — 2,831 ratings
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3.42 avg rating — 278 ratings
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158 books · 246 voters · list created September 8th, 2017 by Doug (votes) .
119 likes · 
Lists are re-scored approximately every 5 minutes.


Doug 6779 books
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Phillip 4972 books
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Laura 12498 books
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Will 1070 books
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Matthias 1208 books
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Meike 2972 books
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message 1: by Laura (new)

Laura Book #19 is the same as #17


message 2: by Phillip (last edited Oct 16, 2017 05:21AM) (new)

Phillip Edwards Mea culpa. I voted for a different edition of the John Banville without noticing, it should disappear now.


message 3: by Cecil (new)

Cecil Do you really think A Suitable Girl will actually finally be published in 2018? I hope that you are correct by fear that you are far more optimistic than the history of this book may warrant :-).


message 4: by Doug (new)

Doug Cecil wrote: "Do you really think A Suitable Girl will actually finally be published in 2018? I hope that you are correct by fear that you are far more optimistic than the history of this book may warrant :-)."

Yeah, I have given up on the proclamations also (it was SUPPOSED to come out 2 years ago on my birthday, the last time I heard anything) - BUT - it IS listed now for pre-order from Books Depository UK with a pub date of June 14th...so let's be optimistic and keep our fingers crossed!!


message 5: by Doug (last edited Jan 27, 2018 06:05PM) (new)

Doug Please look carefully before you add a book to the list ... we have had duplicate entries for some books with different editions, but these have now been fixed. Thanks.


message 6: by Doug (last edited Feb 21, 2018 10:20PM) (new)

Doug Salt Houses, currently at # 43, was originally published prior to Oct. 1, 2017, and thus is ineligible. Will those who have voted for it kindly delete their votes? And please do check ALL editions of a book prior to adding it to the list, to make sure it is within the publishing date parameters. Thank you.


message 7: by Hugh (new)

Hugh It baffles me that anyone would want to rig a poll like this one by voting for books that have zero chance of ever being published in the UK, but I am very suspicious of Where the Dead Sit Talking and Waiting for Gordo...


MisterHobgoblin Please remove Memorial Device (currently 109) - not eligible and added in error.


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

Please remove #89 The Wardrobe Mistress - not eligible as it was published before October 1, 2017.


message 10: by Beth (new)

Beth Thank you for making this list for eligible books for the Booker Prize. Have you considered making a list for possible Pulitzer Prize for Fiction?


message 11: by Cordelia (new)

Cordelia "The Silence of the Girls" is on this list twice: No 53 and no 99


message 12: by Paul (last edited Jul 14, 2018 02:28AM) (new)

Paul Fulcher Cordelia wrote: ""The Silence of the Girls" is on this list twice: No 53 and no 99"

Thanks - deleted. I kept the UK version.


message 13: by [deleted user] (last edited Jul 14, 2018 04:46AM) (new)

Please remove “A Natural” from the list. Ineligible, as it was published prior to October 1, 2017.


message 14: by Val (new)

Val I have removed my vote for the second listing of Washington Black: A Novel.


message 15: by Bob (new)

Bob Lopez is there a goodreads longlist list page?


message 16: by Marchpane (new)

Marchpane Bob wrote: "is there a goodreads longlist list page?"

Yes, the Goodreads list page is here: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...


message 17: by Bob (new)

Bob Lopez Marchpane wrote: "Bob wrote: "is there a goodreads longlist list page?"

Yes, the Goodreads list page is here: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1..."


Awesome, thanks!


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