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message 1: by Silver (new)

Silver 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 Ireland.

1969 P H Newby, Something to Answer For (Faber & Faber)

1970 Bernice Rubens, The Elected Member (Eyre & Spottiswoode)

1971 V S Naipaul, In a Free State (Deutsch)

1972 John Berger, G (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

1973 J G Farrell, The Siege of Krishnapur (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
1974 Nadine Gordimer, The Conservationist (Cape) and Stanley Middleton, Holiday (Hutchinson)

1975 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Heat and Dust (John Murray)

1976 David Storey, Saville (Cape)

1977 Paul Scott, Staying On (Heinemann)

1978 Iris Murdoch, The Sea, the Sea (Chatto & Windus)

1979 Penelope Fitzgerald, Offshore (Collins)

1980 William Golding, Rites of Passage (Faber & Faber)

1981 Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children (Cape)

1982 Thomas Keneally, Schindler’s Ark (Hodder & Stoughton)

1983 J M Coetzee, Life & Times of Michael K (Secker & Warburg)

1984 Anita Brookner, Hotel du Lac (Cape)

1985 Keri Hulme, The Bone People (Hodder & Stoughton)

1986 Kingsley Amis, The Old Devils (Hutchinson)

1987 Penelope Lively, Moon Tiger (Deutsch)

1988 Peter Carey, Oscar and Lucinda (Faber & Faber)

1989 Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day (Faber & Faber)

1990 A S Byatt, Possession (Chatto & Windus)

1991 Ben Okri, The Famished Road (Cape)

1992 Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient (Bloomsbury) and Barry Unsworth, Sacred Hunger (Hamish Hamilton)

1993 Roddy Doyle, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (Secker & Warburg)

1994 James Kelman, How Late It Was, How Late (Secker & Warburg)

1995 Pat Barker, The Ghost Road (Viking)

1996 Graham Swift, Last Orders (Picador)

1997 Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things (Flamingo)

1998 Ian McEwan, Amsterdam (Cape)

1999 J M Coetzee, Disgrace (Secker & Warburg)

2000 Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin (Bloomsbury)

2001 Peter Carey, True History of the Kelly Gang (Faber & Faber)

2002 Yann Martel, The Life of Pi (Canongate)

2003 DBC Pierre, Vernon God Little (Faber & Faber)

2004 Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty (Picador)

2005 John Banville, The Sea (Picador)

2006 Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss (Penguin)

2007 Anne Enright, The Gathering (Cape)

2008 Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger



message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

I've read three and own about four more.


message 3: by Silver (new)

Silver I acutally haven't read any of these and currently I own one


message 4: by Rose (last edited Jun 15, 2009 05:31PM) (new)

Rose (roseo) I have read two:
The Sea - John Banville
The White Tiger- Aravind Adiga
I enjoyed both of these books.

I have two on my TBR shelf.


Petra: all work & no play makes you poor.On hiatus (petra-x) I've read nine of those titles, but sixteen of the authors, just other books.

I thought Midnight's Children, The Remains of the Day and White Tiger were outstanding.


message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

Wow, I'm impressed that I've read nine of them and one (The Gathering) is on my TBR shelf.
I've read a lot of Margaret Atwood's other novels and several of Ian McEwan's as well.


message 7: by Silver (new)

Silver I really like Atwood, I just haven't yet read The Blind Assassin.


message 8: by Tom (new)

Tom (tommyro) I've read 8 and intend to read all of them.


Christina Stind I've read only two of these - Discgrace and Life of Pi. Watched the movie version of a couple of them as well - English patient and Schindler's Ark.
But sounds like a lot of good books are on this list and I can see several I have plans to read at some point.


message 10: by Veronica (new)

Veronica (veronicay) I occasionally think I should have a project to read all the Booker winners, but I'm nowhere near achieving it! Here are the ones I've read:

William Golding, Rites of Passage (Faber & Faber)
Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day (Faber & Faber)
A S Byatt, Possession (Chatto & Windus) -- amazing achievement
Barry Unsworth, Sacred Hunger (Hamish Hamilton) -- brilliant book
Pat Barker, The Ghost Road (Viking) -- didn't finish (yawn)
Graham Swift, Last Orders (Picador) -- not his best book
Ian McEwan, Amsterdam (Cape) -- again, not his best
Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin (Bloomsbury) -- a masterpiece!
Peter Carey, True History of the Kelly Gang (Faber & Faber)
Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty (Picador) -- finished with difficulty

I have read other books by some of the authors.

FWIW, I often think the runners-up are more interesting than the winner. For example Graham Swift's Waterland was shortlisted in 1983 and definitely should have won in my opinion (even though I haven't read the Coetzee!).



message 11: by Vicki (last edited Jun 18, 2009 07:24AM) (new)

Vicki (vicki507) I have only read two of the Booker winners: Life of Pi and The White Tiger.


message 12: by Shannon (new)

Shannon (sianin) Hmm, I've read 7 of them:
Midnight's Children - not my favourite
The Bone People - really enjoyed (if I remember correctly)
The English Patient - pretty good
Life of Pi - really enjoyed
Vernon God Little (I think I ended up not finishing it because I didn't like it at all)
The Inheritance of Loss - pretty good
and The Gathering (which I didn't really like all that much but was OK).

I have read other McEwan, Atwood, Peter Carey and Kazuo Ishiguro books and really enjoyed Peter Carey's work so may try his award winner. By coincidence I have Roddy Doyle's Paddy Clarke Ha ha ha on my night stand as my next one to read.


message 13: by JESSICA (new)

JESSICA (iamasuburbanmom) | 52 comments Two for me:

2000 Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin (Bloomsbury)

2007 Anne Enright, The Gathering (Cape)



The Blind Assassin is one of my all time favorite books.
I agree with Shannon - I was not overly impressed with The Gathering.


message 14: by JESSICA (new)

JESSICA (iamasuburbanmom) | 52 comments Shannon wrote: "Hmm, I've read 7 of them:
Midnight's Children - not my favourite
The Bone People - really enjoyed (if I remember correctly)
The English Patient - pretty good
Life of Pi - really enjoyed
Vernon..."


Shannon,
Did you read Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. I really enjoyed it


message 15: by Shannon (new)

Shannon (sianin) Hi Jessica, yes that is the one that I read and I thoroughly enjoyed it as well.

The author that I wish was on the list that isn't is Richard Powers for Echo Makers but I suspect he won't make it for this kind of award. If I was a betting woman then I would think tha tat some point he may be up for a Nobel Literary Prize. He'd have my vote.

Glad to keep coming back to this string because it reminds me that its time to read another Peter Carey - perhpas even the one that he won the award for. LOL


message 16: by JESSICA (new)

JESSICA (iamasuburbanmom) | 52 comments Shannon,
thanks for the tip on Richard Powers and Echo Makers. I don't know that book and look forward to discovering it!


message 17: by Shannon (new)

Shannon (sianin) Jessica wrote: "Shannon,
thanks for the tip on Richard Powers and Echo Makers. I don't know that book and look forward to discovering it!"


Hope you enjoy it. Its work but its good.


message 18: by Christina Stind (new)

Christina Stind Shannon, The Echo Makers sounds really good. I've put it on my list of books to remember as well.


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