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Definition: Man Booker Prize for Fiction from The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide

British literary prize of £50,000 awarded annually (from 1969) to a Commonwealth or Irish for a novel published in the UK during the previous year. The prize is one of the world's most prestigious literary awards.

The award was established by the Booker McConnell cash-and-carry company in 1968, and the first recipient of the prize in 1969 was P H Newby for Something to Answer For. Other notable winners have included V S Naipaul (1971), Iris Murdoch (1978), William Golding (1980), Salman Rushdie (1981), Kingsley Amis (1986), and Margaret Atwood (2000). In 2002 the title sponsor became the Man Group financial services firm.


Summary Article: Man Booker Prize
from The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide

The Man Booker prize is the UK's most prestigious literary prize. The prize of £50,000 is awarded annually in October.

Year Winner Awarded for
1969 P H Newby Something to Answer For
1970 Bernice Rubens The Elected Member
1971 V S Naipaul In a Free State
1972 John Berger G
1973 J G Farrell The Siege of Krishnapur
1974 Nadine Gordimer The Conservationist
Stanley Middleton Holiday
1975 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Heat and Dust
1976 David Storey Saville
1977 Paul Scott Staying On
1978 Iris Murdoch The Sea, The Sea
1979 Penelope Fitzgerald Offshore
1980 William Golding Rites of Passage
1981 Salman Rushdie Midnight's Children
1982 Thomas Keneally Schindler's Ark
1983 J M Coetzee The Life and Times of Michael K
1984 Anita Brookner Hotel du Lac
1985 Keri Hulme The Bone People
1986 Kingsley Amis The Old Devils
1987 Penelope Lively Moon Tiger
1988 Peter Carey Oscar and Lucinda
1989 Kazuo Ishiguro The Remains of the Day
1990 A S Byatt Possession
1991 Ben Okri The Famished Road
1992 Barry Unsworth Sacred Hunger
Michael Ondaatje The English Patient
1993 Roddy Doyle Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
1994 James Kelman How Late It Was, How Late
1995 Pat Barker The Ghost Road
1996 Graham Swift Last Orders
1997 Arundhati Roy The God of Small Things
1998 Ian McEwan Amsterdam
1999 J M Coetzee Disgrace
2000 Margaret Atwood The Blind Assassin
2001 Peter Carey True History of the Kelly Gang
2002 Yann Martel Life of Pi
2003 D B C Pierre Vernon God Little
2004 Alan Hollinghurst The Line of Beauty
2005 John Banville The Sea
2006 Kiran Desai The Inheritance of Loss
2007 Anne Enright The Gathering
2008 Aravind Adiga The White Tiger
2009 Hilary Mantel Wolf Hall
2010 Howard Jacobson The Finkler Question
2011 Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending
2012 Hilary Mantel Bring up the Bodies
2013 Eleanor Catton The Luminaries
2014 Richard Flanagan The Narrow Road to the Deep North
2015 Marlon James A Brief History of Seven Killings
2016 Paul Beatty The Sellout
2017 George Saunders Lincoln in the Bardo

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