Complete Booker Prize Challenge (1990 – Present)

This post is a total rip-off of Krishna’s post, so if you have read that one… you can shout plagiarism! But then, I am sure Krishna doesn’t mind πŸ˜‰

For the ORIGINAL complete post, go here!
I am just going to put the list here of the Man Booker Prize Winners and short-Listed fellas! At the rate of my reading, I guess I will be able to finish this list when I reach 50, I am optimistic there.

BOLD — Prize Winners
Strike through – Books Already read by Moi!
Italics – TBR , the books I own and have not read

Best of the Booker:

1. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
2. The Siege of Krishapur – J.G. Farrell
3. The Conservationist – Nadine Gordimer
4. Oscar and Lucinda – Peter Carey
5. The Ghost Road – Pat Barker
6. Disgrace – J.M. Coetzee

2009:

1. Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel
2. Summertime – J.M. Coetzee
3. The Quickening Maze – Adam Foulds
4. The Children’s Book – A.S. Byatt
5. The Glass Room – Simon Mawer
6. The Little Stranger – Sarah Waters

2008:

1. The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga
2. The Secret Scripture – Sebastian Barry
3. Sea of Poppies – Amitav Ghosh
4. The Clothes on Their Backs – Linda Grant
5. The Northern Clemency – Philip Hensher
6. A Fraction of the Whole – Steve Toltz

2007:

1. The Gathering – Anne Enright
2. Darkmans – Nicola Barker
3. The Reluctant Fundamentalist – Mohsin Hamid 
4. Mister Pip – Lloyd Jones 
5. On Chesil Beach – Ian McEwan
6. Animal’s People – Indra Sinha

2006:

1. The Inheritance of Loss – Kiran Desai
2. The Secret River – Kate Grenville
3. Carry Me Down – M.J. Hyland
4. In the Country of Men – Hisham Matar
5. Mother’s Milk – Edward St. Aubyn
6. The Night Watch – Sarah Waters

2005:

1. The Sea – John Banville
2. Arthur and George – Julian Barnes
3. A Long, Long Way – Sebastian Barry
4. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
5. On Beauty – Zadie Smith
6. The Accidental – Ali Smith

2004:

1. The Line of Beauty – Alan Hollinghurst
2. Bitter Fruit – Achmat Dangor
3. The Electric Michelangelo – Sarah Faber
4. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
5. The Master – Colm Toibin
6. I’ll Go To Bed At Noon – Gerard Woodward

2003:

1. Vernon God Little – DBC Pierre
2. Brick Lane – Monica Ali
3. Oryx and Crake – Margaret Atwood
4. The Good Doctor – Damon Galgut
5. Notes on a Scandal – Zoe Heller
6. Astonishing Splashes of Color – Claire Morrall

2002:

1. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
2. Family Matters – Rohinton Mistry
3. Unless – Carol Shields
4. The Story of Lucy Gault – William Trevor
5. Fingersmith – Sarah Waters
6. Dirt Music – Tom Winton

2001:

1. True History of the Kelly Gang – Peter Carey
2. Atonement – Ian McEwan
3. Oxygen – Andrew Miller
4. number9dream – David Mitchell
5. The Dark Room – Rachel Seiffert
6. Hotel World – Ali Smith

2000:

1. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
2. The Hiding Place – Trezza Azzopardi
3. The Keepers of the Truth – Michael Collins
4. When We Were Orphans – Kazuo Ishiguro
5. English Passengers – Matthew Kneale
6. The Deposition of Father McGreevy – Brian O’Doherty

1999:

1. Disgrace – J.M. Coetzee
2. Fasting, Feasting – Anita Desai
3. Headlong – Michael Frayn
4. The Map of Love – Ahdaf Soueif
5. The Blackwater Lightship – Colm Toibin
6. Our Fathers – Andrew O’Hagan

1998:

1. Amsterdam – Ian McEwan
2. Master Georgie – Beryl Bainbridge
3. England England – Julian Barnes
4. The Industry of Souls – Martin Booth
5. Breakfast on Pluto – Patrick McCabe
6. The Restraint of Beasts – Magnus Mills

1997:

1. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
2. Quarantine – Jim Crace
3. The Underground Man – Mick Jackson
4. Grace Notes – Bernard MacLaverty
5. Europa – Tim Parks
6. The Essence of the Thing – Madeleine St. John

1996:

1. Last Orders – Graham Swift
2. Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood
3. Every Man for Himself – Beryl Bainbridge
4. Reading in the Dark – Seamus Deane
5. The Orchard on Fire – Shena Mckay
6. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry

1995:

1. The Ghost Road – Pat Barker
2. In Every Face I Met – Justin Cartwright
3. The Moor’s Last Sigh – Salman Rushdie
4. Morality Play – Barry Unsworth
5. The Riders – Tim Winton

1994:

1. How Late It Was, How Late – James Kelman
2. Beside the Ocean of Time – George Mackay Brown
3. Reef – Romesh Gunesekera
4. Paradise – Abdulrazak Gurnah
5. The Folding Star – Alan Hollinghurst
6. Knowledge of Angels – Jill Paton Walsh

1993:

1. Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha – Roddy Doyle
2. Under the Frog – Tibor Fischer
3. Scar Tissue – Michael Ignatieff
4. Remembering Babylon – David Malouf
5. Crossing the River – Caryl Phillip
6. The Stone Diaries – Carol Shields

1992:

1. The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje
2. Sacred Hunger – Barry Unsworth
3. Serenity House – Christopher Hope
4. The Butcher Boy – Patrick McCabe
5. Black Dogs – Ian McEwan
6. Daughters of the House – Michele Roberts

1991:

1. The Famished Road – Ben Okri
2. Time’s Arrow – Martin Amis
3. The Van – Roddy Doyle
4. Such a Long Journey – Rohinton Mistry
5. The Redundancy of Courage – Timothy Mo
6. Reading Turgenev (from Two Lives) – William Tevor

1990:

1. Possession – A.S. Byatt
2. An Awfully Big Adventure – Beryl Bainbridge
3. The Gate of Angels – Penelope Fitzgerald
4. Amongst Women – John McGahern
5. Lies of Silence – Brian Moore
6. Soloman Gursky Was Here – Mordecai Richler

It feels good, after making LISTS! And then I blame Krishna for this :)! It is ok, this is my favorite hobbies. Next up you will see a post on Pulitzer prze winners in the coming days. Ah well, I have stopped reading for challenges, I think I will not finish anything on time ;). So I am creating my own challenges! I know, I am crazy!

Have a good day everyone!

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  1. I keep planning to read some of the award winning books but never seem to get to them. The best i managed to do was the book awards challenge which had some 5 books in a year. 5 is manageableSome of these books look really good though.Have fun

  2. I'm pretty embarrassed by how few of these I've read. I've been thinking about hosting a challenge next year–it might just have to be related to this!

  3. you know what, since quite some time, i have this feeling that i should stop reading for challenges.. i should read the books I WANT to read at the moment.. i have some wonderful stuff with me, waiting to be read, but i know if i get on to that, i won't be able to finish my challenges on time… btw, this sounds interesting… could pick up a few books from this list πŸ™‚

  4. Lisa, me too ;)Suko, This is the only thing that makes my blog going :DNishitaK, Please! Go Ahead… no point in linking to mine πŸ˜€ Link to Krishna's.. she is the one who did the work.. I am just a copy – cat!! err! copy-dog πŸ˜€

  5. Priya, I stopped readng fr challenges.. Last year I ATLEAST finished OT… this time.. that's also a distant possibility… well i dnt mind anymore… I want to read what i feel like.. so there u go… Man Booker has been on my mind for quite a while… it is now that I write it down formally :)Violet, "Hassi mat udao"! God I did only 2…So well at least I am ahead of you πŸ˜›

  6. At least you are trying, I am surprised that I have read quite a few of the winners. I may plagarize your plagarism of Krishna's to feel a bit better about my reading πŸ™‚

  7. haha no, I wan't laughing at you, how could I when I myself have read only one? But frankly I don't care about reading lists, you are reading so many great books anyway so it wont be a big deal if you don't read much from this one. But yes, all the best πŸ™‚

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