Booker Prize winners

year*

novel

author

1969

Something to Answer For

P.H. Newby

1970

The Elected Member

Bernice Rubens

1971

In a Free State

V.S. Naipaul

1972

G.

John Berger

1973

The Siege of Krishnapur

J.G. Farrell

1974

Holiday

Stanley Middleton

The Conservationist

Nadine Gordimer

1975

Heat and Dust

Ruth PrawerJhabvala

1976

Saville

David Storey

1977

Staying On

Paul Scott

1978

The Sea, the Sea

Iris Murdoch

1979

Offshore

Penelope Fitzgerald

1980

Rites of Passage

William Golding

1981

Midnight’s Children

Salman Rushdie

1982

Schindler’s Ark

Thomas Keneally

1983

Life & Times of Michael K

J.M. Coetzee

1984

Hotel du Lac

Anita Brookner

1985

The Bone People

Keri Hulme

1986

The Old Devils

Kingsley Amis

1987

Moon Tiger

Penelope Lively

1988

Oscar and Lucinda

Peter Carey

1989

The Remains of the Day

Kazuo Ishiguro

1990

Possession

A.S. Byatt

1991

The Famished Road

Ben Okri

1992

Sacred Hunger

Barry Unsworth

The English Patient

Michael Ondaatje

1993

Paddy Clarke Ha HaHa

Roddy Doyle

1994

How Late It Was, How Late

James Kelman

1995

The Ghost Road

Pat Barker

1996

Last Orders

Graham Swift

1997

The God of Small Things

Arundhati Roy

1998

Amsterdam

Ian McEwan

1999

Disgrace

J.M. Coetzee

2000

The Blind Assassin

Margaret Atwood

2001

True History of the Kelly Gang

Peter Carey

2002

Life of Pi

Yann Martel

2003

Vernon God Little

D.B.C. Pierre

2004

The Line of Beauty

Alan Hollinghurst

2005

The Sea

John Banville

2006

The Inheritance of Loss

Kiran Desai

2007

The Gathering

Anne Enright

2008

The White Tiger

AravindAdiga

2009

Wolf Hall

Hilary Mantel

2010

The Finkler Question

Howard Jacobson

2011

The Sense of an Ending

Julian Barnes

2012

Bring Up the Bodies

Hilary Mantel

2013

The Luminaries

Eleanor Catton

2014

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Richard Flanagan

2015

A Brief History of Seven Killings

Marlon James

2016

The Sellout

Paul Beatty

2017

Lincoln in the Bardo

George Saunders

2018

Milkman

Anna Burns