Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Challenge: Booker Prize


The aim of this challenge is continue progressing through the annuls of Booker history until I have read every winner and as many of the shortlisted books as possible.

Those books I've read are in bold and those I've reviewed linked through. 



1969
Winner
Something to Answer For - P H Newby
Shortlist
 
Figures in a LandscapeBarry England
The Impossible ObjectNicholas Mosley
The Nice and the GoodIris Murdoch
The Public ImageMuriel Spark
From Scenes Like These – G M Williams

197O
Winner
The Elected Member - Bernice Rubens
Shortlist
 
John Brown’s Body - A L Barker
Eva Trout - Elizabeth Bowen
Bruno’s Dream - Iris Murdoch
Mrs Eckdorf in O’Neill’s Hotel - William Trevor
The Conjunction - T W Wheeler

The Lost Booker
Winner
Troubles - JG Farrell
Shortlist
The Birds on the Trees by Nina Bawden
The Bay of Noon by Shirley Hazzard
Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault
The Driver's Seat by Muriel Spark
The Vivisector by Patrick White

1971
Winner
In a Free State - V S Naipaul
Shortlist
The Big Chapel - Thomas Kilroy
Briefing for a Descent into Hell - Doris Lessing
St Urbain’s Horseman - Mordecai Richler
Goshawk Squadron - Derek Robinson
Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont - Elizabeth Taylor

1972
Winner
G - John Berger
Shortlist
Bird of Night - Susan Hill
The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith - Thomas Keneally
Pasmore - David Storey

1973
Winner
The Siege of Krishnapur - J G Farrell
Shortlist
The Dressmaker - Beryl Bainbridge
The Green Equinox - Elizabeth Mavor
The Black Prince - Iris Murdoch

1974
Winners
The Conservationist - Nadine Gordimer  
Holiday - Stanley Middleton
Shortlist
Ending Up - Kingsley Amis
The Bottle Factory Outing - Beryl Bainbridge
In Their Wisdom - C P Snow

1975
Winner
Heat and Dust - Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Shortlist
Gossip from the Forest - Thomas Keneally

1976
Winner
Saville - David Storey
Shortlist
An Instant in the Wind - André Brink
Rising - R C Hutchinson
The Doctor’s Wife - Brian Moore
King Fisher Lives - Julian Rathbone
The Children of Dynmouth - William Trevor

1977
Winner
Staying On - Paul Scott
Shortlist
Peter Smart’s Confessions - Paul Bailey
Great Granny Webster - Caroline Blackwood
Shadows on our Skin - Jennifer Johnston
The Road to Lichfield - Penelope Lively
Quartet in Autumn - Barbara Pym

1978
Winner
The Sea, the Sea - Iris Murdoch
Shortlist
Jake’s Thing - Kingsley Amis
Rumours of Rain - André Brink
The Bookshop - Penelope Fitzgerald
God on the Rocks - Jane Gardam
A Five-Year Sentence - Bernice Rubens

1979
Winner
Offshore - Penelope Fitzgerald
Shortlist
Confederates - Thomas Keneally
A Bend in the River - V S Naipaul
Joseph - Julian Rathbone
Praxis - Fay Weldon

198O
Winner
Rites of Passage - William Golding
Shortlist
Earthly Powers - Anthony Burgess
Clear Light of Day - Anita Desai
The Beggar Maid - Alice Munro
No Country for Young Men - Julia O’Faolain
Pascali’s Island - Barry Unsworth
A Month in the Country - J L Carr

1981
Winner
Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
Shortlisted
Good Behaviour - Molly Keane
The Sirian Experiments - Doris Lessing
The Comfort of Strangers - Ian McEwan
Rhine Journey - Ann Schlee
Loitering with Intent - Muriel Spark
The White Hotel - D M Thomas

1982
Winner
Schindler’s Ark - Thomas Keneally
Shortlist
Silence among the Weapons - John Arden
An Ice-Cream War - William Boyd
Constance or Solitary Practices - Lawrence Durrell
The 27th Kingdom - Alice Thomas Ellis
Sour Sweet - Timothy Mo

1983
Winner
Life and Times of Michael K - J M Coetzee
Shortlist
Rates of Exchange - Malcolm Bradbury
Flying to Nowhere - John Fuller
The Illusionist - Anita Mason
Shame - Salman Rushdie
Waterland - Graham Swift

1984
Winner
Hotel du Lac - Anita Brookner
Shortlist
Empire of the Sun - J G Ballard
Flaubert’s Parrot - Julian Barnes
In Custody - Anita Desai
According to Mark - Penelope Lively
Small World - David Lodge

1985
Winner
The Bone People - Keri Hulme
Shortlist
Illywhacker - Peter Carey
The Battle of Pollocks Crossing - J L Carr
The Good Terrorist - Doris Lessing
Last Letters from Hav - Jan Morris
The Good Apprentice - Iris Murdoch

1986
Winner
The Old Devils - Kingsley Amis
Shortlist
The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
Gabriel’s Lament - Paul Bailey
What’s Bred in the Bone - Robertson Davies
An Insular Possession - Timothy Mo

1987
Winner
Moon Tiger - Penelope Lively
Shortlist
Anthills of the Savannah - Chinua Achebe
Chatterton - Peter Ackroyd
Circles of Deceit - Nina Bawden
The Colour of Blood - Brian Moore
The Book and the Brotherhood - Iris Murdoch

1988
Winner
Oscar and Lucinda - Peter Carey 
Shortlist
Utz - Bruce Chatwin
The Beginning of Spring - Penelope Fitzgerald
Nice Work - David Lodge
The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie
The Lost Father - Marina Warner

1989
Winner
The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
Shortlist
Cat’s Eye - Margaret Atwood
The Book of Evidence - John Banville
Jigsaw - Sybille Bedford
A Disaffection - James Kelman
Restoration - Rose Tremain

199O
Winner
Possession - A S Byatt
Shortlist
An Awfully Big Adventure - Beryl Bainbridge
The Gate of Angels - Penelope Fitzgerald
Amongst Women - John McGahern
Lies of Silence - Brian Moore
Gursky Was Here - Mordecai Richler Solomon

1991
Winner
The Famished Road - Ben Okri
Shortlist
Time’s Arrow - Martin Amis
The Van - Roddy Doyle
Such a Long Journey - Rohinton Mistry
The Redundancy of Courage - Timothy Mo
Reading Turgenev (from Two Lives) - William Trevor

1992
Winners
The English Patient - Michael Ondaatje 
Sacred Hunger - Barry Unsworth
Shortlist
Serenity House - Christopher Hope
The Butcher Boy - Patrick McCabe
Black Dogs - Ian McEwan
Daughters of the House - Michèle Roberts

1993
Winner
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha - Roddy Doyle
Shortlist
Under the Frog - Tibor Fischer
Scar Tissue - Michael Ignatieff
Remembering Babylon - David Malouf
Crossing the River - Caryl Phillips
The Stone Diaries - Carol Shields

1994
Winner
How Late It Was, How Late - James Kelman
Shortlist
Reef - Romesh Gunesekera
Paradise - Abdulrazak Gurnah
The Folding Star - Alan Hollinghurst
Beside the Ocean of Time - George Mackay Brown
Knowledge of Angels - Jill Paton Walsh

1995
Winner
The Ghost Road - Pat Barker
Shortlist
In Every Face I Meet - Justin Cartwright
The Moor’s Last Sigh - Salman Rushdie
Morality Play - Barry Unsworth
The Riders - Tim Winton

1996
Winner
Last Orders - Graham Swift
Shortlist
Alias Grace - Margaret Atwood
Every Man for Himself - Beryl Bainbridge
Reading in the Dark - Seamus Deane
The Orchard on Fire - Shena Mackay
A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry

1997
Winner
The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
Shortlist
Quarantine - Jim Crace
The Underground Man - Mick Jackson
Grace Notes - Bernard MacLaverty
Europa - Tim Parks
The Essence of the Thing - Madeleine St John

1998
Winner
Amsterdam - Ian McEwan
Shortlist
Master Georgie - Beryl Bainbridge
England England - Julian Barnes
The Industry of Souls - Martin Booth
Breakfast on Pluto - Patrick McCabe
The Restraint of Beasts - Magnus Mills

1999
Winner
Disgrace - J M Coetzee
Shortlist
Fasting, Feasting - Anita Desai
Headlong - Michael Frayn
Our Fathers - Andrew O’Hagan
The Map of Love - Ahdaf Soueif
The Blackwater Lightship - Colm Tóibín

2OOO
Winner
The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood
Shortlist
The Hiding Place - Trezza Azzopardi
The Keepers of Truth - Michael Collins
When we were Orphans - Kazuo Ishiguro
English Passengers - Matthew Kneale
The Deposition of Father McGreevy - Brian O’Doherty

2OO1
Winner
True History of the Kelly Gang - Peter Carey
Shortlist
Atonement - Ian McEwan
Oxygen - Andrew Miller
number9dream - David Mitchell
The Dark Room - Rachel Seiffert
Hotel World - Ali Smith

2OO2
Winner
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Shortlist
Family Matters - Rohinton Mistry
Unless - Carol Shields
The Story of Lucy Gault - William Trevor
Fingersmith - Sarah Waters
Dirt Music - Tim Winton

2OO3
Winner
Vernon God Little - DBC Pierre
Shortlist
Brick Lane - Monica Ali
Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood
The Good Doctor - Damon Galgut
Notes on a Scandal - Zoë Heller
Astonishing Splashes of Colour - Clare Morrall

2OO4
Winner
The Line of Beauty - Alan Hollinghurst
Shortlist
Bitter Fruit - Achmat Dangor
The Electric Michelangelo - Sarah Hall
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
The Master - Colm Toibin
I’ll go to Bed at Noon - Gerard Woodward

2OO5
Winner
The Sea - John Banville
Shortlist
Arthur and George - Julian Barnes
A Long, Long Way - Sebastian Barry
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
The Accidental - Ali Smith
On Beauty - Zadie Smith

2OO6
Winner
The Inheritance of Loss - Kiran Desai
Shortlist
The Secret River - Kate Grenville
Carry Me Down - M J Hyland
In the Country of Men - Hisham Matar 
Mother’s Milk - Edward St Aubyn
The Night Watch - Sarah Waters

2OO7
Winner
The Gathering - Anne Enright
Shortlist
Darkmans - Nicola Barker
The Reluctant Fundamentalist - Mohsin Hamid
Mister Pip - Lloyd Jones
On Chesil Beach - Ian McEwan
Animal’s People - Indra Sinha

2OO8
Winner
The White Tiger - Aravind Adiga
Shortlist
The Secret Scripture - Sebastian Barry
Sea of Poppies - Amitav Ghosh
The Clothes on Their Backs - Linda Grant
The Northern Clemency - Philip Hensher
A Fraction of the Whole - Steve Toltz

2009
Winner
Wolf HallHilary Mantel
Shortlist
The Children's BookA S Byatt
Summertime J M Coetzee
The Quickening MazeAdam Foulds
The Glass RoomSimon Mawer
The Little StrangerSarah Waters

2010
Winner
The Finkler Question - Howard Jacobson
Shortlist
Parrot and Oliver in America - Peter Carey
Room - Emma Donoghue
In a Strange Room - Damon Galgut
The Long Song - Andrea Levy
C - Tom McCarthy

2011
Winner
The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes
Shortlist
Jamrach's Menagerie - Carol Birch
The Sisters Brothers - Patrick deWitt
Half Blood Blues - Esi Edugyan
Pigeon English - Stephen Kelman
Snowdrops - AD Miller

2012
Winner
Bring up the Bodies - Hilary Mantel
Shortlist 
The Garden of Evening Mists - Tan Twan Eng
Swimming Home - Deborah Levy
The Lighthouse - Alison Moore
Umbrella - Will Self
Narcopolis - Jeet Thayil

2013
Winner
The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton
Shortlist 
We Need New Names - NoViolet Bulawayo
Harvest - Jim Crace
The Lowland - Jhumpa Lahiri
A Tale for the Time Being - Ruth Ozeki
The Testament of Mary - Colm Toibin

2 comments:

Thomas at My Porch said...

I have see the winners list before but I have never seen all the shortlists going back to 1969. Very interesting. I did a quick count and I have read 32 of them. Not too shabby.

Sam Ruddock said...

Thanks for commenting, Thomas. I find shortlists endlessly engrossing. There are so many books on there that I discover just by seeing them listed, or get around to reading because I am reminded of them having seen them listed. I want to read all the winners, and then some of the shortlists, but with an extra 6 each year I don't think there's much liklihood of reading ever getting through them all!

32 is not too shabby at all! 2 more than me anyway! What are your favourites of the ones you have read?