Booker Award Winners

The Booker prize is awarded for the best full-length novel...written in English by a citizen of the United Kingdom, The Commonwealth,
Ireland, or South Africa. The Booker prize is sponsored by Booker and the Tetra Pak Laval Group.

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Amsterdam: A Novel
Artist/Author/Cast:
McEwan, Ian
Call Number:
F McEwan
Description:

In Ian McEwan's novel, some compromising photographs lead two old friends to unlikely fates. (1998)

Bring up the Bodies
Artist/Author/Cast:
Mantel, Hilary
Call Number:
F Mantel
Description:

The novel follows the trial of Anne Boleyn and her suitors for adultery and treason, as seen through Cromwell’s eyes. (2012)

Disgrace
Artist/Author/Cast:
Coetzee, J. M.
Call Number:
F Coetzee
Description:

A professor has an affair with a student and retreats to his daughter’s farm to find meaning in his relationships. (1999)

G.
Artist/Author/Cast:
Berger, John
Call Number:
F Berger
Description:

The story of "G.," a young man forging an energetic sexual career in Europe during the early 20th century. (1972)

Heat and Dust
Artist/Author/Cast:
Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer
Call Number:
F Jhabvala
Description:

Heat and Dust tells the story of a beautiful woman suffocated by the propriety and social constraints of her position. (1975)

Holiday
Artist/Author/Cast:
Middleton, Stanley
Call Number:
F Middleton
Description:

Edwin Fisher is on holiday at the English seaside -- but this revisiting of childhood haunts is no ordinary holiday. (1974)

Hotel du Lac
Artist/Author/Cast:
Brookner, Anita
Call Number:
F Brookner
Description:

When an author’s life begins to resemble her plots, she flees to Switzerland to restore herself to her senses. (1984)

How Late It Was, How Late
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kelman, James
Call Number:
F Kelman
Description:

A series of reflections from a petty crook who had one run-in with the police too many. (1994)

In a Free State: A Novel with Two Supporting Narratives
Artist/Author/Cast:
Naipaul, V. S.
Call Number:
F Naipaul
Description:

This novel is comprised of a masterful and stylishly rendered narrative of emigration, dislocation, and dread, accompanied by supporting narratives. (1971)

Last Orders
Artist/Author/Cast:
Swift, Graham
Call Number:
F Swift
Description:

A group of World War II survivors are forced to look at their life choices when one of them dies. (1996)

Life and Times of Michael K: A Novel
Artist/Author/Cast:
Coetzee, J. M.
Call Number:
F Coetzee
Description:

Michael K. is left alone in war-torn South Africa. When imprisoned, he escapes, fleeing to find a life of dignity and hope. (1983)

Life of Pi
Artist/Author/Cast:
Martel, Yann
Call Number:
F Martel
Description:

Stranded on a raft with a tiger, Pi used his knowledge, wits, and faith to keep himself alive. (2002)

Midnight`s Children
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rushdie, Salman; Desai, Anita (Introduction by)
Call Number:
F Rushdie
Description:

A classic novel that chronicles the story of a child and a nation that both came into existence in 1947. (1981)

Moon Tiger
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lively, Penelope
Call Number:
F Lively
Description:

This novel is a journey into the past of Claudia, an elderly author living in London. (1987)

Offshore
Artist/Author/Cast:
Fitzgerald, Penelope
Call Number:
F Fitzgerald
Description:

A fast-moving story about life among the down, out and quirky, housed precariously in barges on the river Thames. (1979)

Oscar and Lucinda
Artist/Author/Cast:
Carey, Peter
Call Number:
F Carey
Description:

This novel is a romance that culminates in a half-mad expedition to transport a glass church across the Outback. (1988)

Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
Artist/Author/Cast:
Doyle, Roddy
Call Number:
F Doyle
Description:

The story of Paddy that charts the triumphs, indignities, and bewilderment of as he tries to make sense of his changing world. (1993)

Possession: A Romance
Artist/Author/Cast:
Byatt, A. S.
Call Number:
F Byatt
Description:

Byatt creates a haunting counterpoint of passion around a pair of young scholars researching the lives of two Victorian poets. (1990)

Rites of Passage
Artist/Author/Cast:
Golding, William
Call Number:
F Golding
Description:

Sailing to Australia, Edmund Talbot keeps a journal to amuse his godfather back in England. (1980)

Sacred Hunger
Artist/Author/Cast:
Unsworth, Barry
Call Number:
F Unsworth
Description:

A graphic depiction of the 18th-century slave trade and a society driven to maximize profit regardless of human cost. (1992)

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