Thursday, October 08, 2009

Complete Booker Prize Challenge (1990 – Present)

This post is a total rip-off of Krishna's post, so if you have read that one... you can shout plagiarism! But then, I am sure Krishna doesn't mind ;)

For the ORIGINAL complete post, go here!
I am just going to put the list here of the Man Booker Prize Winners and short-Listed fellas! At the rate of my reading, I guess I will be able to finish this list when I reach 50, I am optimistic there.

BOLD -- Prize Winners
Strike through - Books Already read by Moi!
Italics - TBR , the books I own and have not read

Best of the Booker:
1. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
2. The Siege of Krishapur – J.G. Farrell
3. The Conservationist – Nadine Gordimer
4. Oscar and Lucinda – Peter Carey
5. The Ghost Road – Pat Barker
6. Disgrace – J.M. Coetzee
1. Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel
2. Summertime – J.M. Coetzee
3. The Quickening Maze – Adam Foulds
4. The Children’s Book – A.S. Byatt
5. The Glass Room – Simon Mawer
6. The Little Stranger – Sarah Waters
1. The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga
2. The Secret Scripture – Sebastian Barry
3. Sea of Poppies – Amitav Ghosh
4. The Clothes on Their Backs – Linda Grant
5. The Northern Clemency – Philip Hensher
6. A Fraction of the Whole – Steve Toltz
1. The Gathering – Anne Enright
2. Darkmans – Nicola Barker
3. The Reluctant Fundamentalist – Mohsin Hamid 
4. Mister Pip – Lloyd Jones 
5. On Chesil Beach – Ian McEwan
6. Animal’s People – Indra Sinha
1. The Inheritance of Loss – Kiran Desai
2. The Secret River – Kate Grenville
3. Carry Me Down – M.J. Hyland
4. In the Country of Men – Hisham Matar
5. Mother’s Milk – Edward St. Aubyn
6. The Night Watch – Sarah Waters
1. The Sea – John Banville
2. Arthur and George – Julian Barnes
3. A Long, Long Way – Sebastian Barry
4. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
5. On Beauty – Zadie Smith
6. The Accidental – Ali Smith
1. The Line of Beauty – Alan Hollinghurst
2. Bitter Fruit – Achmat Dangor
3. The Electric Michelangelo – Sarah Faber
4. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
5. The Master – Colm Toibin
6. I’ll Go To Bed At Noon – Gerard Woodward
1. Vernon God Little – DBC Pierre
2. Brick Lane – Monica Ali
3. Oryx and Crake – Margaret Atwood
4. The Good Doctor – Damon Galgut
5. Notes on a Scandal – Zoe Heller
6. Astonishing Splashes of Color – Claire Morrall
1. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
2. Family Matters – Rohinton Mistry
3. Unless – Carol Shields
4. The Story of Lucy Gault – William Trevor
5. Fingersmith – Sarah Waters
6. Dirt Music – Tom Winton
1. True History of the Kelly Gang – Peter Carey
2. Atonement – Ian McEwan
3. Oxygen – Andrew Miller
4. number9dream – David Mitchell
5. The Dark Room – Rachel Seiffert
6. Hotel World – Ali Smith
1. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
2. The Hiding Place – Trezza Azzopardi
3. The Keepers of the Truth – Michael Collins
4. When We Were Orphans – Kazuo Ishiguro
5. English Passengers – Matthew Kneale
6. The Deposition of Father McGreevy – Brian O’Doherty
1. Disgrace – J.M. Coetzee
2. Fasting, Feasting – Anita Desai
3. Headlong – Michael Frayn
4. The Map of Love – Ahdaf Soueif
5. The Blackwater Lightship – Colm Toibin
6. Our Fathers – Andrew O’Hagan
1. Amsterdam – Ian McEwan
2. Master Georgie – Beryl Bainbridge
3. England England – Julian Barnes
4. The Industry of Souls – Martin Booth
5. Breakfast on Pluto – Patrick McCabe
6. The Restraint of Beasts – Magnus Mills
1. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
2. Quarantine – Jim Crace
3. The Underground Man – Mick Jackson
4. Grace Notes – Bernard MacLaverty
5. Europa – Tim Parks
6. The Essence of the Thing – Madeleine St. John
1. Last Orders – Graham Swift
2. Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood
3. Every Man for Himself – Beryl Bainbridge
4. Reading in the Dark – Seamus Deane
5. The Orchard on Fire – Shena Mckay
6. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
1. The Ghost Road – Pat Barker
2. In Every Face I Met – Justin Cartwright
3. The Moor’s Last Sigh – Salman Rushdie
4. Morality Play – Barry Unsworth
5. The Riders – Tim Winton
1. How Late It Was, How Late – James Kelman
2. Beside the Ocean of Time – George Mackay Brown
3. Reef – Romesh Gunesekera
4. Paradise – Abdulrazak Gurnah
5. The Folding Star – Alan Hollinghurst
6. Knowledge of Angels – Jill Paton Walsh
1. Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha – Roddy Doyle
2. Under the Frog – Tibor Fischer
3. Scar Tissue – Michael Ignatieff
4. Remembering Babylon – David Malouf
5. Crossing the River – Caryl Phillip
6. The Stone Diaries – Carol Shields
1. The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje
2. Sacred Hunger – Barry Unsworth
3. Serenity House – Christopher Hope
4. The Butcher Boy – Patrick McCabe
5. Black Dogs – Ian McEwan
6. Daughters of the House – Michele Roberts
1. The Famished Road – Ben Okri
2. Time’s Arrow – Martin Amis
3. The Van – Roddy Doyle
4. Such a Long Journey – Rohinton Mistry
5. The Redundancy of Courage – Timothy Mo
6. Reading Turgenev (from Two Lives) – William Tevor
1. Possession – A.S. Byatt
2. An Awfully Big Adventure – Beryl Bainbridge
3. The Gate of Angels – Penelope Fitzgerald
4. Amongst Women – John McGahern
5. Lies of Silence – Brian Moore
6. Soloman Gursky Was Here – Mordecai Richler
It feels good, after making LISTS! And then I blame Krishna for this :)! It is ok, this is my favorite hobbies. Next up you will see a post on Pulitzer prze winners in the coming days. Ah well, I have stopped reading for challenges, I think I will not finish anything on time ;). So I am creating my own challenges! I know, I am crazy!

Have a good day everyone!


K said...

I keep planning to read some of the award winning books but never seem to get to them. The best i managed to do was the book awards challenge which had some 5 books in a year. 5 is manageable

Some of these books look really good though.Have fun

Lisa said...

I'm pretty embarrassed by how few of these I've read. I've been thinking about hosting a challenge next year--it might just have to be related to this!

Suko said...

You really are a list-maker. :)

I think you'll enjoy many of these.

Anonymous said...

I love your list, it's so good, I want to post it on mine too - with a reference to yours, of course :)

Is it ok with you? You see, I am also a big lover of lists.

My blog is at

Priya Iyer said...

you know what, since quite some time, i have this feeling that i should stop reading for challenges.. i should read the books I WANT to read at the moment.. i have some wonderful stuff with me, waiting to be read, but i know if i get on to that, i won't be able to finish my challenges on time...

btw, this sounds interesting... could pick up a few books from this list :)

Anonymous said...

I have read only one book 'Never let me go' from this list :) Your progress is impressive :)

Veens said...

Oh K, Don't remind me... I have signed for that one ALSO.. and never got around reading even 1! the 2 I have read are from last year!

Veens said...

Lisa, me too ;)

Suko, This is the only thing that makes my blog going :D

NishitaK, Please! Go Ahead... no point in linking to mine :D Link to Krishna's.. she is the one who did the work.. I am just a copy - cat!! err! copy-dog :D

Veens said...

Priya, I stopped readng fr challenges.. Last year I ATLEAST finished OT... this time.. that's also a distant possibility... well i dnt mind anymore... I want to read what i feel like.. so there u go... Man Booker has been on my mind for quite a while... it is now that I write it down formally :)

Violet, "Hassi mat udao"! God I did only 2...So well at least I am ahead of you :P

Beth F said...

Go for it! I admire your ambition.

beastmomma said...

At least you are trying, I am surprised that I have read quite a few of the winners. I may plagarize your plagarism of Krishna's to feel a bit better about my reading :)

Anonymous said...

haha no, I wan't laughing at you, how could I when I myself have read only one? But frankly I don't care about reading lists, you are reading so many great books anyway so it wont be a big deal if you don't read much from this one. But yes, all the best :)

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