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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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 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

The Sense of an Ending
Artist/Author/Cast:
Barnes, Julian
Call Number:
F Barnes
Description:

After reflecting on his past, a middle-aged man is forced to revise his place in the world. (2011)

The Siege of Krishnapur
Artist/Author/Cast:
Farrell, J. G.
Call Number:
F Farrell
Description:

This novel is a modern classic of narrative excitement that also digs deep to explore fundamental questions of civilization and life. (1973)

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