The longlist, or Man Booker ‘Dozen’, for the 2016 Man Booker Prize has been announced, and the chosen titles have got us thinking about books from previous years that have taken home the most prestigious of literary prizes.
Here are all of the winners from this side of the millennium. Which have you read, and do you have a favourite? Are there previous winners that you’ve been meaning to read?
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- 2000 – The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood (Bloomsbury)
- 2001 – True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey (Faber & Faber)
- 2002 – Life of Pi by Yann Martel (Canongate)
- 2003 – Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre (Faber & Faber)
- 2004 – The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst (Picador)
- 2005 – The Sea by John Banville (Picador)
- 2006 – The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai (Hamish Hamilton)
- 2007 – The Gathering by Anne Enright (Jonathan Cape)
- 2008 – The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (Atlantic)
- 2009 – Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (Fourth Estate)
- 2010 – The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson (Bloomsbury)
- 2011 – The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (Jonathan Cape)
- 2012 – Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel (Fourth Estate)
- 2013 – The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton (Granta)
- 2014 – The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan (Chatto & Windus)
- 2015 – A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James (Oneworld Publications)
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Find out more about the prize and this year’s hopefuls at themanbookerprize.com.
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