The Booker Prize is the leading literary award in the English speaking world, and has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for over five decades.

Each year, the prize is awarded to what is, in the opinion of the judges, the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK and Ireland. It is a prize that transforms the winner’s career.

The winner receives £50,000 as well as the £2,500 awarded to each of the six shortlisted authors. Both the winner and the shortlisted authors are guaranteed a global readership and can expect a dramatic increase in book sales.

Previous winners

Shuggie Bain
Prize winner
Girl, Woman, Other
Prize winner
The Testaments
Prize winner
Milkman
Prize winner
Lincoln in the Bardo
Prize winner
The Sellout
Prize winner
The Luminaries
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Bring Up the Bodies
Prize winner
The Sense of an Ending
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The Finkler Question
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Wolf Hall
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The White Tiger
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The Gathering
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The Inheritance of Loss
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The Sea
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The Line of Beauty
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Vernon God Little
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Life of Pi
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The Blind Assassin
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Disgrace
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Amsterdam
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The God of Small Things
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Last Orders
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The Ghost Road
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How late it was, how late
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Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
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The English Patient
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Sacred Hunger
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The Famished Road
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Possession: A Romance
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Oscar and Lucinda
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Moon Tiger
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The Old Devils
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The Bone People
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Hotel du Lac
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Life & Times of Michael K
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Schindlers_Ark
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Midnight's Children
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Rites of Passage
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Offshore
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The Sea The Sea
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Staying On
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Saville
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Heat and Dust
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The Conservationist
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Holiday
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The Siege of Krishnapur
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G
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In A Free State
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The Elected Member
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