- Darkmans by Nicloa Barker
- Self Help by Edward Docx
- The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng
- The Gathering by Anne Enright
- The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
- The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies
- Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
- Gifted by Nikita Lalwani
- On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
- What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn
- Consolation by Michael Redhill
- Animal's People by Indra Sinha
- Winnie & Wolf by A.N. Wilson
I must admit that when it comes to this list I haven't read any of them. I've read about a few, On Chesil Beach and The Reluctant Fundamentalist both of which seemed to have a lot of buzz around them when they first came out. The rest... sadly nothing. But I will look into each and every one.
The Man Booker Prize, first established in 1968, is the world's most important literary award. Awarded to only the very best in fiction it has the power to change the fortunes of authors and even publishers. Any full-length novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or Republic of Ireland is eligible for the award.
Some of the past winners include:
- The Ineritance of Loss by Kiran Desai (2006)
- The Sea by John Banville (2005)
- The Life of Pi by Yann Martel (2002)
- The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood (2000)
- The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (1997)
- The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje (1992)
I have two of the above in my to-be-read pile at home right this moment. The Blind Assassin and The God of Small Things which I didn't know were prize winners until I looked at the list on the Booker homepage. I'm looking forward to reading them.