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Booker Prize British literary prize. The Booker is the most prestigious award for new English-language novels published by UK, Commonwealth or Irish writers. The annual award generates much media attention, controversy and increased sales for short-listed writers. Recipients of the prize, first presented in 1969, have included Kazuo Ishiguro, Iris Murdoch, V. S. Naipaul and Pat Barker. In 1993 Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children won the ‘Booker of Bookers’.

Year

Writer and title

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

Michael Ondaatje The English Patient

Barry Unsworth Sacred Hunger

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 The True History of the Kelly Gang

2002

Yan Matel Life of Pi

2003

DBC Pierre Vernon God Little


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Booker Prize a literary prize awarded annually for a novel published by a British or Commonwealth citizen during the previous year, financed by the multinational company Booker McConnell. Now known as the Man Booker Prize.

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