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.
(2006) Desai's characters face numerous choices that majestically illuminate the consequences of colonialism as it collides with the modern world.
(1996) A group of World War II survivors are forced to look at their life choices when one of them dies.
(2002) Stranded on a raft with a tiger, Pi used his knowledge, wits, and faith to keep himself alive.
(1983) Michael K. is left alone in war-torn South Africa. When imprisoned, he escapes, fleeing to find a life of dignity and hope.
(2004) A saga of love, sex, class, and money set against the backdrop of the Thatcher era.
(1981) A classic novel that chronicles the story of a child and a nation that both came into existence in 1947.
(1987) This novel is a journey into the past of Claudia, an elderly author living in London.
(2014) A commanding novel of love and war that traces one man's life from World War II to the present.
(1979) A fast-moving story about life among the down, out and quirky, housed precariously in barges on the river Thames.
(1986) Set in Wales, a group of old friends reconnect and find that they are more deeply intertwined than imagined.
(1988) This novel is a romance that culminates in a half-mad expedition to transport a glass church across the Outback.
(1993) The story of Paddy that charts the triumphs, indignities, and bewilderment of as he tries to make sense of his changing world.
(1990) Byatt creates a haunting counterpoint of passion around a pair of young scholars researching the lives of two Victorian poets.
(1989) A profoundly compelling portrait of the perfect English butler and of his fading, insular world in postwar England.
(1980) Sailing to Australia, Edmund Talbot keeps a journal to amuse his godfather back in England.
(1992) A graphic depiction of the 18th-century slave trade and a society driven to maximize profit regardless of human cost.
(1976) A coal miner's son wins a scholarship and with it a chance to escape his upbringing.
(1982) A German industrialist and war profiteer, gambles his life and fortune to rescue 1,300 Jews from the gas chambers.
(2005) Escaping the numbness, grief, and anger after his wife's death, Max retreats to the seaside town of his childhood summers.