Man Booker Prize Winners

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Man Booker Prize is an award given to literature every year for the best original novel written in the English language and published in the UK. It is also known as known as the Booker–McConnell Prize. Man Booker prize generally assures the winner,  international renown and success and has great significance for the book trade. This article discusses on the list of Man Booker Prize Winners.

List of Man Booker Winners since is a very important topic of General Awareness. Every year, questions are asked in various competitive exams like SSC Exams, IBPS Exams, Railway Exams etc.


List of the Man Booker Winners since (1968- 2017):

  1. 2016 
    The Sellout, by Paul Beatty
    United States
  2. 2015
    A Brief History of Seven Killings, by Marlon James
  3. 2014
    The Narrow Road to the Deep North, by Richard Flanagan
  4. 2013
    The Luminaries, by Eleanor Catton
    Canada / New Zealand
  5. 2012
    Bring Up The Bodies, by Hilary Mantel
    United Kingdom
  6. 2011
    The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes
    United Kingdom
  7. 2010
    The Finkler Question, by Howard Jacobson
    United Kingdom
  8. 2009
    Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel
    United Kingdom
  9. 2008
    The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga
  10. 2007
    The Gathering, by Anne Enright
  11. 2006
    The Inheritance of Loss, by Kiran Desai
  12. 2005
    The Sea, by John Banville
  13. 2004
    The Line of Beauty, by Allan Hollnghurst
    United Kingdom
  14. 2003
    Vernon God Little, by DBC Pierre
  15. 2002
    Life of Pi, by Yann Martel
  16. 2001
    True History of the Kelly Gang, by Peter Carey
  17. The Blind Assassin, by Margaret Atwood
  18. Disgrace, by J.Coetzee
    South Africa 1998
  19. Amsterdam, by Ian McEwan
    United Kingdom 
  20. The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy
  21. Last Orders, by Graham Swift
    United Kingdom 
  22. The Ghost Road, by Pat Barker
    United Kingdom 
  23. How Late It Was, How Late, by James Kelman
    United Kingdom 
  24. Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, by Roddy Doyle
  25. Sacred Hunger, by Barry Unsworth
    United Kingdom
  26. The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje
    Canada / Sri Lanka
  27. The Famished Road, by Ben Okri
  28. Possession, by A. S. Byatt
    United Kingdom
  29. The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro
    United Kingdom / Japan
  30. Oscar and Lucinda, by Peter Carey
  31. Moon Tiger, by Penelope Lively
    United Kingdom
  32. The Old Devils, by Kingsley Amis
    United Kingdom
  33. The Bone People, by Keri Hulme
    New Zealand
  34. Hotel du Lac, by Anita Brookner
    United Kingdom
  35. Life & Times of Michael K, by J. M. Coetzee
    South Africa
  36. Schindler’s Ark, by Thomas Keneally
  37. Midnight’s Children, by Salman Rushdie
    United Kingdom / India
  38. Rites of Passage, by William Golding
    United Kingdom
  39. Offshore, by Penelope Fitzgerald
    United Kingdom
  40. The Sea, The Sea, by Iris Murdoch
    Ireland / United Kingdom
  41. Staying On, by Paul Scott
    United Kingdom
  42. 1976
    Saville, by David Storey
    United Kingdom
  43. Heat and Dust, by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
    United Kingdom / Germany
  44. The Conservationist, by Nadine Gordimer
    South Africa
  45. Holiday, by Stanlely Middleton
    United Kingdom
  46. The Siege of Krishnapur, by J.G. Farrell
    United Kingdom / Ireland
  47. G, by John Berger
    United Kingdom
  48. In a Free State (short story), by V. S. Naipaul
    United Kingdom / Trinidad and Tobago
  49. Troubles, by J. G. Farrell
    United Kingdom / Ireland
  50. The Elected Member, by Bernice Rubens
    United Kingdom
  51. Something to Answer For, by P. H. Newby
    United Kingdom

Who is The First Indian Woman To Win Man Booker Prize??

First Indian Woman To Win Man Booker Prize is Arundhati Roy (born on November 24, 1961) won the Booker prize for her brilliant and poetic novel “The God of Small Things” in the year 1997 making her the first Indian to receive the prestigious award.

List of Indian Booker Prize Winners



Name of Work


V.S. Naipaul

Ina Free State


Anita Desai

Clear Right Day


Salman Rushdie

Midnight’s Children


Salman Rushdie Booker of Booker(Best Novel in 25 Years of Booker)

Midnight’s Children


Arundhati Roy*

The God of Small Thing


Rohinton Mistry

Such a Long journey


Kiran Desai

The Inheritance of Loss


Indra Sinha

Animal People


Arvind Adiga*

The White Tiger


Amitav Ghosh

River of Smoke


Jeet Thayil



Nobel Prize Winners 2017 – Award Winners List

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne(for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves)
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson(for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution)
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2017Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young(for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm)
The Nobel Prize in Literature 2017Kazuo Ishiguro(who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world)
The Nobel Peace Prize 2017International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons ICAN(for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons)
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences Richard H. Thaler

(for his contributions to behavioural economics)



Books and Authors – Autobiographies

Autobiographies are self-written biographies. Here are some autobiographies that have made a global impact and are related to important causes:



I am Malala

Malala Yousafzai

The Autobiography Of
Benjamin Franklin


Long Walk to Freedom

Nelson Mandela

Story Of my Experiments
with truth


An autobiography of
Agatha Christie


Wings of Fire

A P J Abdul

An autobiography

Jawaharlal Nehru

Playing It My way

Sachin Tendulkar

Straight From the

Kapil Dev

Story of my Life

Hellen Keller

The Bandit Queen
Of India

Phoolan Devi

Truth Love and a
Little Malice


Why I am an Atheist

Bhagat Singh



The autobiography of Malcolm X

Malcolm X

Up From Slavery

Robert T Washington



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