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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Saville
Artist/Author/Cast:
Storey, David
Call Number:
null
Description:

A coal miner's son wins a scholarship and with it a chance to escape his upbringing. (1976)

Schindler`s List
Artist/Author/Cast:
Keneally, Thomas
Call Number:
F Keneally
Description:

A German industrialist and war profiteer, gambles his life and fortune to rescue 1,300 Jews from the gas chambers. (1982)

Something to Answer For
Artist/Author/Cast:
Newby, P. H.
Call Number:
F Newby
Description:

In this weirdly disorientating world, Townrow is forced towards a re-examination of the rules by which he has been living. (1969)

Staying On
Artist/Author/Cast:
Scott, Paul
Call Number:
F Scott
Description:

A British colonel and his wife decide to remain in India after British Raj leaves in the 1940s. (1977)

The Blind Assassin
Artist/Author/Cast:
Atwood, Margaret
Call Number:
F Atwood
Description:

Stories spin within stories in this spellbinding novel of avarice, love, and revenge. (2000)

The Bone People
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hulme, Keri
Call Number:
F Hulme
Description:

The Bone People chronicles the complicated relationships between three emotional outcasts of mixed European and Maori heritage in New Zealand. (1985)

The Conservationist
Artist/Author/Cast:
Gordimer, Nadine; Gordimer, Nadine
Call Number:
F Gordimer
Description:

Mehring is a rich, South African man, successful in his work, but very poor when it comes to the people in his life. (1974)

The Elected Member
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rubens, Bernice
Call Number:
F Rubens
Description:

Norman is the clever one of a close-knit Jewish family--until at forty-one he becomes a drug addict. (1970)

The English Patient
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ondaatje, Michael
Call Number:
F Ondaatje
Description:

With poetic lyricism, this novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives at the end of World War II. (1992)

The Famished Road
Artist/Author/Cast:
Okri, Ben
Call Number:
F Okri
Description:

The tension between the land of the living and the carefree kingdom of the spirits propels this latter-day Lazarus's story. (1991)

The Finkler Question
Artist/Author/Cast:
Jacobson, Howard
Call Number:
F Jacobson
Description:

A very interesting and entertaining novel that questions what it means to be Jewish in an inherently anti-Semitic world. (2010)

The Gathering
Artist/Author/Cast:
Enright, Anne
Call Number:
F Enright
Description:

The Gathering is an evocative portrait of a large Irish family haunted by the past. (2007)

The Ghost Road
Artist/Author/Cast:
Barker, Pat
Call Number:
F Barker
Description:

The novel revolves around a psychologist, who pioneered the treatment of shell shock, and his patients during the World War I. (1995)

The God of Small Things
Artist/Author/Cast:
Roy, Arundhati
Call Number:
F Roy
Description:

The story of an affluent Indian family forever changed by one fateful day in 1969. (1997)

The Inheritance of Loss
Artist/Author/Cast:
Desai, Kiran
Call Number:
F Desai
Description:

Desai's characters face numerous choices that majestically illuminate the consequences of colonialism as it collides with the modern world. (2006)

The Line of Beauty
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hollinghurst, Alan
Call Number:
F Hollinghurst
Description:

A saga of love, sex, class, and money set against the backdrop of the Thatcher era. (2004)

The Old Devils : A Novel
Call Number:
F Amis
Description:

Set in Wales, a group of old friends reconnect and find that they are more deeply intertwined than imagined. (1986)

The Remains Of The Day
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ishiguro, Kazuo
Call Number:
F Ishiguro
Description:

A profoundly compelling portrait of the perfect English butler and of his fading, insular world in postwar England. (1989)

The Sea
Artist/Author/Cast:
Banville, John
Call Number:
F Banville
Description:

Escaping the numbness, grief, and anger after his wife’s death, Max retreats to the seaside town of his childhood summers. (2005)

The Sea, the Sea
Artist/Author/Cast:
Murdoch, Iris; Kinzie, Mary (Introduction by)
Call Number:
F Murdoch
Description:

Murdoch depicts a tale of the strange obsessions that haunt a self-satisfied playwright as he writes his memoirs. (1978)

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