List of Winners and Shortlisted Authors of The Booker Prize For Fiction - Shortlists


Year Author Title Publisher Chair Judges
1969 P. H. Newby Something to Answer For Faber & Faber W. L. Webb
  • Dame Rebecca West
  • Stephen Spender
  • Frank Kermode
  • David Farrer
Barry England Figures in a Landscape Jonathan Cape
Nicholas Mosley Impossible Object Hodder & Stoughton
Iris Murdoch The Nice and the Good Chatto and Windus
Muriel Spark The Public Image Macmillan
G. M. Williams From Scenes like These Secker and Warburg
1970 Bernice Rubens The Elected Member Eyre & Spottiswoode David Holloway
  • Dame Rebecca West
  • Lady Antonia Fraser
  • Ross Higgins
  • Richard Hoggart
A. L. Barker John Brown's Body Hogarth Press
Elizabeth Bowen Eva Trout Jonathan Cape
Iris Murdoch Bruno's Dream Chatto & Windus
William Trevor Mrs Eckdorf in O'Neill's Hotel Bodley Head
T. W. Wheeler The Conjunction Angus & Robertson

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J. G. Farrell Troubles Phoenix n/a
  • Rachel Cooke
  • Katie Derham
  • Tobias Hill
Nina Bawden The Birds on the Trees Virago
Shirley Hazzard The Bay of Noon Virago
Mary Renault Fire From Heaven Arrow
Muriel Spark The Driver's Seat Penguin
Patrick White The Vivisector Vintage
1971 V. S. Naipaul In a Free State Deutsch John Gross
  • Saul Bellow
  • John Fowles
  • Lady Antonia Fraser
  • Philip Toynbee
Thomas Kilroy The Big Chapel Faber & Faber
Doris Lessing Briefing for a Descent into Hell Jonathan Cape
Mordecai Richler St Urbain's Horseman Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Derek Robinson Goshawk Squadron Heinemann
Elizabeth Taylor Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont Chatto & Windus
1972 John Berger G. Weidenfeld & Nicolson Cyril Connolly
  • George Steiner
  • Elizabeth Bowen
Susan Hill The Bird of Night Hamish Hamilton
Thomas Keneally The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith Angus & Robertson
David Storey Pasmore Longman
1973 J. G. Farrell The Siege of Krishnapur Weidenfeld & Nicolson Karl Miller
  • Edna O'Brien
  • Mary McCarthy
Beryl Bainbridge The Dressmaker Duckworth
Elizabeth Mavor The Green Equinox Michael Joseph
Iris Murdoch The Black Prince Chatto & Windus
1974 Nadine Gordimer The Conservationist Jonathan Cape Ion Trewin
  • A. S. Byatt
  • Elizabeth Jane Howard
Stanley Middleton Holiday Hutchinson
Kingsley Amis Ending Up Jonathan Cape
Beryl Bainbridge The Bottle Factory Outing Duckworth
C. P. Snow In Their Wisdom Macmillan
1975 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Heat and Dust John Murray Angus Wilson
  • Peter Ackroyd
  • Susan Hill
  • Roy Fuller
Thomas Keneally Gossip from the Forest Collins
1976 David Storey Saville Jonathan Cape Walter Allen
  • Mary Wilson
  • Francis King
André Brink An Instant in the Wind W. H. Allen
R. C. Hutchinson Rising Michael Joseph
Brian Moore The Doctor's Wife Jonathan Cape
Julian Rathbone King Fisher Lives Michael Joseph
William Trevor The Children of Dynmouth Bodley Head
1977 Paul Scott Staying On Heinemann Philip Larkin
  • Beryl Bainbridge
  • Brendon Gill
  • David Hughes
  • Robin Ray
Paul Bailey Peter Smart's Confessions Jonathan Cape
Caroline Blackwood Great Granny Webster Duckworth
Jennifer Johnston Shadows on our Skin Hamish Hamilton
Penelope Lively The Road to Lichfield Heinemann
Barbara Pym Quartet in Autumn Macmillan
1978 Iris Murdoch The Sea, the Sea Chatto & Windus Sir Alfred Ayer
  • Derwent May
  • P. H. Newby
  • Angela Huth
  • Clare Boylan
Kingsley Amis Jake's Thing Hutchinson
André Brink Rumours of Rain W. H. Allen
Penelope Fitzgerald The Bookshop Duckworth
Jane Gardam God on the Rocks Hamish Hamilton
Bernice Rubens A Five-Year Sentence W. H. Allen
1979 Penelope Fitzgerald Offshore Collins Lord Asa Briggs
  • Benny Green
  • Michael Ratcliffe
  • Hilary Spurling
  • Paul Theroux
Thomas Keneally Confederates Collins
V. S. Naipaul A Bend in the River Deutsch
Julian Rathbone Joseph Michael Joseph
Fay Weldon Praxis Hodder & Stoughton
1980 William Golding Rites of Passage Faber & Faber David Daiches
  • Ronald Blythe
  • Margaret Foster
  • Claire Tomalin
  • Brian Wenham
Anthony Burgess Earthly Powers Hutchinson
Anita Desai Clear Light of Day Heinemann
Alice Munro The Beggar Maid Viking
Julia O'Faolain No Country for Young Men Viking
Barry Unsworth Pascali's Island Michael Joseph
J. L. Carr A Month in the Country Harvester
1981 Salman Rushdie Midnight's Children Jonathan Cape Professor Malcolm Bradbury
  • Brian Aldiss
  • Joan Bakewell
  • Samuel Hynes
  • Hermione Lee
Molly Keane Good Behaviour Deutsch
Doris Lessing The Sirian Experiments Jonathan Cape
Ian McEwan The Comfort of Strangers Jonathan Cape
Ann Schlee Rhine Journey Macmillan
Muriel Spark Loitering with Intent Bodley Head
D. M. Thomas The White Hotel Gollancz
1982 Thomas Keneally Schindler's Ark Hodder & Staughton John Carey
  • Paul Bailey
  • Frank Delaney
  • Janet Morgan
  • Lorna Sage
John Arden Silence Among the Weapons Methuen
William Boyd An Ice-Cream War Hamish Hamilton
Lawrence Durrell Constance or Solitary Practices Faber & Faber
Alice Thomas Ellis The 27th Kingdom Duckworth
Timothy Mo Sour Sweet Deutsch
1983 J. M. Coetzee Life & Times of Michael K Secker & Warburg Fay Weldon
  • Angela Carter
  • Terence Kilmartin
  • Peter Porter
  • Libby Purves
Malcolm Bradbury Rates of Exchange Secker & Warburg
John Fuller Flying to Nowhere Salamander
Anita Mason The Illusionist Hamish Hamilton
Salman Rushdie Shame Jonathan Cape
Graham Swift Waterland Heinemann
1984 Anita Brookner Hotel du Lac Jonathan Cape Professor Richard Cobb
  • Anthony Curtis
  • Polly Devlin
  • John Fuller
  • Ted Rowlands
J. G. Ballard Empire of the Sun Gollancz
Julian Barnes Flaubert's Parrot Jonathan Cape
Anita Desai In Custody Heinemann
Penelope Lively According to Mark Heinemann
David Lodge Small World Secker & Warburg
1985 Keri Hulme The Bone People Hodder & Stoughton Norman St John-Stevas
  • Nina Bawden
  • J. W. Lambert
  • Joanna Lumley
  • Marina Warner
Peter Carey Illywhacker Faber & Faber
J. L. Carr The Battle of Pollocks Crossing Viking
Doris Lessing The Good Terrorist Jonathan Cape
Jan Morris Last Letters from Hav Viking
Iris Murdoch The Good Apprentice Chatto & Windus
1986 Kingsley Amis The Old Devils Hutchinson Anthony Thwaite
  • Edna Healey
  • Isabel Quigley
  • Gillian Reynolds
  • Bernice Rubens
Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale Jonathan Cape
Paul Bailey Gabriel's Lament Jonathan Cape
Robertson Davies What's Bred in the Bone Viking
Kazuo Ishiguro An Artist of the Floating World Faber & Faber
Timothy Mo An Insular Possession Chatto & Windus
1987 Penelope Lively Moon Tiger Deutsch P. D. James
  • Lady Selina Hastings
  • Allan Massie
  • Trevor McDonald
  • John B. Thompson
Chinua Achebe Anthills of the Savannah Heinemann
Peter Ackroyd Chatterton Hamish Hamilton
Nina Bawden Circles of Deceit Macmillan
Brian Moore The Colour of Blood Jonathan Cape
Iris Murdoch The Book and the Brotherhood Chatto & Windus
1988 Peter Carey Oscar and Lucinda Faber & Faber The Rt Hon Michael Foot
  • Sebastian Faulks
  • Philip French
  • Blake Morrison
  • Rose Tremain
Bruce Chatwin Utz Jonathan Cape
Penelope Fitzgerald The Beginning of Spring Collins
David Lodge Nice Work Secker & Warburg
Salman Rushdie The Satanic Verses Viking
Marina Warner The Lost Father Chatto & Windus
1989 Kazuo Ishiguro The Remains of the Day Faber & Faber David Lodge
  • Maggie Gee
  • Helen McNeil
  • David Profumo
  • Edmund White
Margaret Atwood Cat's Eye Bloomsbury
John Banville The Book of Evidence Secker & Warburg
Sybille Bedford Jigsaw Hamish Hamilton
James Kelman A Disaffection Secker & Warburg
Rose Tremain Restoration Hamish Hamilton
1990 A. S. Byatt Possession: A Romance Chatto & Windus Sir Denis Forman
  • Susannah Clapp
  • A. Walton Litz
  • Hilary Mantel
  • Kate Saunders
Beryl Bainbridge An Awfully Big Adventure Duckworth
Penelope Fitzgerald The Gate of Angels Collins
John McGahern Amongst Women Faber & Faber
Brian Moore Lies of Silence Bloomsbury
Mordecai Richler Solomon Gursky Was Here Chatto & Windus
1991 Ben Okri The Famished Road Jonathan Cape Jeremy Treglown
  • Penelope Fitzgerald
  • Jonathan Keates
  • Nicholas Mosley
  • Ann Schlee
Martin Amis Time's Arrow Jonathan Cape
Roddy Doyle The Van Secker & Warburg
Rohinton Mistry Such a Long Journey Faber & Faber
Timothy Mo The Redundancy of Courage Chatto & Windus
William Trevor Reading Turgenev Viking
1992 Michael Ondaatje The English Patient Bloomsbury Victoria Glendinning
  • John Coldstream
  • Valentine Cunningham
  • Dr Harriet Harvey Wood
  • Mark Lawson
Barry Unsworth Sacred Hunger Hamish Hamilton
Christopher Hope Serenity House Macmillan
Patrick McCabe The Butcher Boy Picador
Ian McEwan Black Dogs Jonathan Cape
Michèle Roberts Daughters of the House Virago
1993 Roddy Doyle Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha Secker & Warburg Lord Gowrie
  • Professor Gillian Beer
  • Anne Chisholm
  • Nicholas Clee
  • Olivier Todd
Tibor Fischer Under the Frog Polygon
Michael Ignatieff Scar Tissue Chatto & Windus
David Malouf Remembering Babylon Chatto & Windus
Caryl Phillips Crossing the River Bloomsbury
Carol Shields The Stone Diaries Fourth Estate
1994 James Kelman How late it was, how late Secker & Warburg Professor John Bayley
  • Rabbi Julia Neuberger
  • Dr Alastair Niven
  • Alan Taylor
  • James Wood
Romesh Gunesekera Reef Granta Books
Abdulrazak Gurnah Paradise Hamish Hamilton
Alan Hollinghurst The Folding Star Chatto & Windus
George Mackay Brown Beside the Ocean of Time John Murray
Jill Paton Walsh Knowledge of Angels Green Bay
1995 Pat Barker The Ghost Road Viking George Walden MP
  • Kate Kellaway
  • Peter Kemp
  • Adam Mars-Jones
  • Ruth Rendell
Justin Cartwright In Every Face I Meet Sceptre
Salman Rushdie The Moor's Last Sigh Jonathan Cape
Barry Unsworth Morality Play Hamish Hamilton
Tim Winton The Riders Picador
1996 Graham Swift Last Orders Picador Carmen Callil
  • Jonathan Coe
  • Ian Jack
  • A. L. Kennedy
  • A. N. Wilson
Margaret Atwood Alias Grace Bloomsbury
Beryl Bainbridge Every Man for Himself Duckworth
Seamus Deane Reading in the Dark Jonathan Cape
Shena Mackay The Orchard on Fire Heinemann
Rohinton Mistry A Fine Balance Faber & Faber
1997 Arundhati Roy The God of Small Things Flamingo Professor Gillian Beer
  • Rachel Billington
  • Jason Cowley
  • Jan Dalley
  • Professor Dan Jacobson
Jim Crace Quarantine Viking
Mick Jackson The Underground Man Picador
Bernard MacLaverty Grace Notes Jonathan Cape
Tim Parks Europa Secker & Warburg
Madeleine St John The Essence of the Thing Fourth Estate
1998 Ian McEwan Amsterdam Jonathan Cape Douglas Hurd
  • Professor Valentine Cunningham
  • Penelope Fitzgerald
  • Miriam Gross
  • Nigella Lawson
Beryl Bainbridge Master Georgie Duckworth
Julian Barnes England, England Jonathan Cape
Martin Booth The Industry of Souls Dewi Lewis
Patrick McCabe Breakfast on Pluto Picador
Magnus Mills The Restraint of Beasts Flamingo
1999 J. M. Coetzee Disgrace Secker & Warburg Gerald Kaufman
  • Shena Mackay
  • John Sutherland
  • Boyd Tonkin
  • Natasha Walter
Anita Desai Fasting, Feasting Chatto & Windus
Michael Frayn Headlong Faber & Faber
Andrew O'Hagan Our Fathers Faber & Faber
Ahdaf Soueif The Map of Love Bloomsbury
Colm Tóibín The Blackwater Lightship Picador
2000 Margaret Atwood The Blind Assassin Bloomsbury Simon Jenkins
  • Professor Roy Foster
  • Mariella Frostrup
  • Caroline Gascoigne
  • Rose Tremain
Trezza Azzopardi The Hiding Place Picador
Michael Collins The Keepers of Truth Phoenix House
Kazuo Ishiguro When We Were Orphans Faber & Faber
Matthew Kneale English Passengers Hamish Hamilton
Brian O'Doherty The Deposition of Father McGreevy Arcadia
2001 Peter Carey True History of the Kelly Gang Faber & Faber Kenneth Baker
  • Philip Hensher
  • Michèle Roberts
  • Kate Summerscale
  • Professor Rory Watson
Ian McEwan Atonement Jonathan Cape
Andrew Miller Oxygen Sceptre
David Mitchell number9dream Sceptre
Rachel Seiffert The Dark Room William Heinemann
Ali Smith Hotel World Hamish Hamilton
2002 Yann Martel Life of Pi Canongate Lisa Jardine
  • David Baddiel
  • Russell Celyn Jones
  • Salley Vickers
  • Erica Wagner
Rohinton Mistry Family Matters Faber & Faber
Carol Shields Unless Fourth Estate
William Trevor The Story of Lucy Gault Viking
Sarah Waters Fingersmith Virago
Tim Winton Dirt Music Picador
2003 DBC Pierre Vernon God Little Faber & Faber John Carey
  • A. C. Grayling
  • Francine Stock
  • Rebecca Stephens MBE
  • D. J. Taylor
Monica Ali Brick Lane Doubleday
Margaret Atwood Oryx and Crake Bloomsbury
Damon Galgut The Good Doctor Atlantic
Zoë Heller Notes on a Scandal Viking
Clare Morrall Astonishing Splashes of Colour Tindal Street
2004 Alan Hollinghurst The Line of Beauty Picador Chris Smith
  • Tibor Fischer
  • Robert Macfarlane
  • Rowan Pelling
  • Fiammetta Rocco
Achmat Dangor Bitter Fruit Atlantic
Sarah Hall The Electric Michelangelo Faber
David Mitchell Cloud Atlas Sceptre
Colm Tóibín The Master Picador
Gerard Woodward I'll Go to Bed at Noon Chatto & Windus
2005 John Banville The Sea Picador John Sutherland
  • Lindsay Duguid
  • Rick Gekoski
  • Josephine Hart
  • David Sexton
Julian Barnes Arthur & George Jonathan Cape
Sebastian Barry A Long Long Way Faber & Faber
Kazuo Ishiguro Never Let Me Go Faber & Faber
Ali Smith The Accidental Hamish Hamilton
Zadie Smith On Beauty Hamish Hamilton
2006 Kiran Desai The Inheritance of Loss Hamish Hamilton Hermione Lee
  • Simon Armitage
  • Candia McWilliam
  • Antony Quinn
  • Fiona Shaw
Kate Grenville The Secret River Canongate
M. J. Hyland Carry Me Down Canongate
Hisham Matar In the Country of Men Viking
Edward St Aubyn Mother's Milk Picador
Sarah Waters The Night Watch Virago
2007 Anne Enright The Gathering Jonathan Cape Howard Davies
  • Wendy Cope
  • Giles Foden
  • Ruth Scurr
  • Imogen Stubbs
Nicola Barker Darkmans Fourth Estate
Mohsin Hamid The Reluctant Fundamentalist Hamish Hamilton
Lloyd Jones Mister Pip John Murray
Ian McEwan On Chesil Beach Jonathan Cape
Indra Sinha Animal's People Simon & Schuster
2008 Aravind Adiga The White Tiger Atlantic Michael Portillo
  • Alex Clark
  • Louise Doughty
  • James Heneage
  • Hardeep Singh Kohli
Sebastian Barry The Secret Scripture Faber & Faber
Amitav Ghosh Sea of Poppies John Murray
Linda Grant The Clothes on Their Backs Virago
Philip Hensher The Northern Clemency Fourth Estate
Steve Toltz A Fraction of the Whole Hamish Hamilton
2009 Hilary Mantel Wolf Hall Fourth Estate James Naughtie
  • Lucasta Miller
  • John Mullan
  • Sue Perkins
  • Michael Prodger
A. S. Byatt The Children's Book Chatto and Windus
J. M. Coetzee Summertime Harvill Secker
Adam Foulds The Quickening Maze Jonathan Cape
Simon Mawer The Glass Room Little, Brown
Sarah Waters The Little Stranger Virago
2010 Howard Jacobson The Finkler Question Bloomsbury Andrew Motion
  • Rosie Blau
  • Deborah Bull
  • Tom Sutcliffe
  • Frances Wilson
Peter Carey Parrot and Olivier in America Faber and Faber
Emma Donoghue Room Picador
Damon Galgut In a Strange Room Atlantic Books
Andrea Levy The Long Song Hachette
Tom McCarthy C Jonathan Cape
2011 Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending Jonathan Cape Dame Stella Rimington
  • Matthew d'Ancona
  • Susan Hill
  • Chris Mullin
  • Gaby Wood
Carol Birch Jamrach's Menagerie Canongate
Patrick deWitt The Sisters Brothers Granta Books
Esi Edugyan Half-Blood Blues Serpent’s Tail
Stephen Kelman Pigeon English Bloomsbury
A D Miller Snowdrops Atlantic Books
2012 Hilary Mantel Bring Up the Bodies Fourth Estate Sir Peter Stothard
  • Dinah Birch
  • Dan Stevens
  • Amanda Foreman
  • Bharat Tandon
Tan Twan Eng The Garden of Evening Mists Myrmidon Books
Deborah Levy Swimming Home And Other Stories/Faber & Faber
Alison Moore The Lighthouse Salt Publishing
Will Self Umbrella Bloomsbury
Jeet Thayil Narcopolis Faber & Faber

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