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Winners and shortlisted authors of the Booker Prize for Fiction

The following is a list of winners and shortlisted authors of the Booker Prize for Fiction. Winners are given in bold type at the start of each entry.

In 1993, the "Booker of Booker" Prize was awarded to Salman Rushdie for Midnight's Children (the 1981 winner), for being judged the best novel to win the award in its first 25 years.

* 2006: Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss
o Kate Grenville, The Secret River
o M. J. Hyland, Carry Me Down
o Hisham Matar, In the Country of Men
o Edward St Aubyn, Mother's Milk
o Sarah Waters, The Night Watch

* 2005: John Banville, The Sea
o Julian Barnes, Arthur & George
o Sebastian Barry, A Long Long Way
o Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go
o Ali Smith, The Accidental
o Zadie Smith, On Beauty

* 2004: Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty
o Achmat Dangor, Bitter Fruit
o Sarah Hall, The Electric Michelangelo
o David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
o Colm TóibÍn, The Master
o Gerard Woodward, I'll Go to Bed at Noon

* 2003: DBC Pierre, Vernon God Little
o Monica Ali, Brick Lane
o Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake
o Damon Galgut, The Good Doctor
o Zo Heller, Notes on a Scandal
o Clare Morrall, Astonishing Splashes of Colour

* 2002: Yann Martel, Life of Pi
o Rohinton Mistry, Family Matters
o Carol Shields, Unless
o William Trevor, The Story of Lucy Gault
o Sarah Waters, Fingersmith
o Tim Winton, Dirt Music

* 2001: Peter Carey, True History of the Kelly Gang
o Ian McEwan, Atonement
o Andrew Miller, Oxygen
o David Mitchell, number9dream
o Rachel Seiffert, The Dark Room
o Ali Smith, Hotel World

* 2000: Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin
o Trezza Azzopardi, The Hiding Place
o Michael Collins, The Keepers of Truth
o Kazuo Ishiguro, When We Were Orphans
o Matthew Kneale, English Passengers
o Brian O'Doherty, The Deposition of Father McGeevy

* 1999: J. M. Coetzee, Disgrace
o Anita Desai, Fasting, Feasting
o Michael Frayn, Headlong
o Andrew O'Hagan, Our Fathers
o Ahdaf Soueif, The Map of Love
o Colm TóibÍn, The Blackwater Lightship

* 1998: Ian McEwan, Amsterdam
o Beryl Bainbridge, Master Georgie
o Julian Barnes, England, England
o Martin Booth, The Industry of Souls
o Patrick McCabe, Breakfast on Pluto
o Magnus Mills, The Restraint of Beasts

* 1997: Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things
o Jim Crace, Quarantine
o Mick Jackson, The Underground Man
o Bernard MacLaverty, Grace Notes
o Tim Parks, Europa
o Madeleine St John, The Essence of the Thing

* 1996: Graham Swift, Last Orders
o Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace
o Beryl Bainbridge, Every Man for Himself
o Seamus Deane, Reading in the Dark
o Shena Mackay, The Orchard on Fire
o Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance

* 1995: Pat Barker, The Ghost Road
o Justin Cartwright, In Every Face I Meet
o Salman Rushdie, The Moor's Last Sigh
o Barry Unsworth, Morality Play
o Tim Winton, The Riders

* 1994: James Kelman, How late it was, how late
o Romesh Gunesekera, Reef
o Abdulrazak Gurnah, Paradise
o Alan Hollinghurst, The Folding Star
o George Mackay Brown, Beside the Ocean of Time
o Jill Paton Walsh, Knowledge of Angels

* 1993: Roddy Doyle, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
o Tibor Fischer, Under the Frog
o Michael Ignatieff, Scar Tissue
o David Malouf, Remembering Babylon
o Caryl Phillips, Crossing the River
o Carol Shields, The Stone Diaries

* 1992: Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient, and Barry Unsworth, Sacred Hunger
o Christopher Hope, Serenity House
o Patrick McCabe, The Butcher Boy
o Ian McEwan, Black Dogs
o MichÈle Roberts, Daughters of the House

* 1991: Ben Okri, The Famished Road
o Martin Amis, Time's Arrow
o Roddy Doyle, The Van
o Rohinton Mistry, Such a Long Journey
o Timothy Mo, The Redundancy of Courage
o William Trevor, Reading Turgenev (from Two Lives)

* 1990: A.S. Byatt, Possession: A Romance
o Beryl Bainbridge, An Awfully Big Adventure
o Penelope Fitzgerald, The Gate of Angels
o John McGahern, Amongst Women
o Brian Moore, Lies of Silence
o Mordecai Richler, Solomon Gursky Was Here

* 1989: Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day
o Margaret Atwood, Cat's Eye
o John Banville, The Book of Evidence
o Sybille Bedford, Jigsaw
o James Kelman, A Disaffection
o Rose Tremain, Restoration

* 1988: Peter Carey, Oscar and Lucinda
o Bruce Chatwin, Utz
o Penelope Fitzgerald, The Beginning of Spring
o David Lodge, Nice Work
o Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses
o Marina Warner, The Lost Father

* 1987: Penelope Lively, Moon Tiger
o Chinua Achebe, Anthills of the Savannah
o Peter Ackroyd, Chatterton
o Nina Bawden, Circles of Deceit
o Brian Moore, The Colour of Blood
o Iris Murdoch, The Book and the Brotherhood

* 1986: Kingsley Amis, The Old Devils
o Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale
o Paul Bailey, Gabriel's Lament
o Robertson Davies, What's Bred in the Bone
o Kazuo Ishiguro, An Artist of the Floating World
o Timothy Mo, An Insular Possession

* 1985: Keri Hulme, The Bone People
o Peter Carey, Illywhacker
o J. L. Carr, The Battle of Pollocks Crossing
o Doris Lessing, The Good Terrorist
o Jan Morris, Last Letters from Hav
o Iris Murdoch, The Good Apprentice

* 1984: Anita Brookner, Hotel du Lac
o J. G. Ballard, Empire of the Sun
o Julian Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot
o Anita Desai, In Custody
o Penelope Lively, According to Mark
o David Lodge, Small World

* 1983: J. M. Coetzee, Life & Times of Michael K
o Malcolm Bradbury, Rates of Exchange
o John Fuller, Flying to Nowhere
o Anita Mason, The Illusionist
o Salman Rushdie, Shame
o Graham Swift, Waterland

* 1982: Thomas Keneally, Schindler's Ark
o John Arden, Silence Among the Weapons (also published as Vox Pop: Last Days of the Roman Republic
o William Boyd, An Ice-Cream War
o Lawrence Durrell, Constance or Solitary
o Alice Thomas Ellis, The 27th Kingdom
o Timothy Mo, Sour Sweet

* 1981: Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children
o Molly Keane, Good Behaviour
o Doris Lessing, The Sirian Experiments
o Ian McEwan, The Comfort of Strangers
o Ann Schlee, Rhine Journey
o Muriel Spark, Loitering with Intent
o D. M. Thomas, The White Hotel

* 1980: William Golding, Rites of Passage
o Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers
o Anita Desai, Clear Light of Day
o Alice Munro, The Beggar Maid
o Julian O'Faolain, No Country for Young
o Barry Unsworth, Pascali's Island
o J. L. Carr, A Month in the Country

* 1979: Penelope Fitzgerald, Offshore
o Thomas Keneally, Confederates
o V.S. Naipaul, A Bend in the River
o Julian Rathbone, Joseph
o Fay Weldon, Praxis

* 1978: Iris Murdoch, The Sea, the Sea
o Kingsley Amis, Jake's Thing
o AndrÉ Brink, Rumours of Rain
o Penelope Fitzgerald, The Bookshop
o Jane Gardam, God on the Rocks
o Bernice Rubens, A Five-Year Sentence

* 1977: Paul Scott, Staying On
o Paul Bailey, Peter Smart's Confessions
o Caroline Blackwood, Great Granny Webster
o Jennifer Johnston, Shadows on our Skin
o Penelope Lively, The Road to Lichfield
o Barbara Pym, Quartet in Autumn

* 1976: David Storey, Saville
o AndrÉ Brink, An Instant in the Wind
o R. C. Hutchinson, Rising
o Brian Moore, The Doctor's Wife
o Julian Rathbone, King Fisher Lives
o William Trevor, The Children of Dynmouth

* 1975: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Heat and Dust
o Thomas Keneally, Gossip from the Forest

* 1974: Nadine Gordimer, The Conservationist, and Stanley Middleton, Holiday
o Kingsley Amis, Ending Up
o Beryl Bainbridge, The Bottle Factory Outing
o C. P. Snow, In Their Wisdom

* 1973: James Gordon Farrell, The Siege of Krishnapur
o Beryl Bainbridge, The Dressmaker
o Elizabeth Mavor, The Green Equinox
o Iris Murdoch, The Black Prince

* 1972: John Berger, G.
o Susan Hill, The Bird of Night
o Thomas Keneally, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
o David Storey, Pasmore

* 1971: V.S. Naipaul, In a Free State
o Thomas Kilroy, The Big Chapel
o Doris Lessing, Briefing for a Descent into Hell
o Mordecai Richler, St Urbain's Horseman
o Derek Robinson, Goshawk Squadron
o Elizabeth Taylor, Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont

* 1970: Bernice Rubens, The Elected Member
o A. L. Barker, John Brown's Body
o Elizabeth Bowen, Eva Trout
o Iris Murdoch, Bruno's Dream
o William Trevor, Mrs Eckdorf in O'Neill's Hotel
o T. W. Wheeler, The Conjunction

* 1969: Percy Howard Newby, Something to Answer For
o Barry England, Figures in a Landscape
o Nicholas Mosley, Impossible Object
o Iris Murdoch, The Nice and the Good
o Muriel Spark, The Public Image
o G. M. Williams, From Scenes like These

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