Careers Career Paths The Man Booker Prize Winners: 1968 to Present Share PINTEREST Email Print Dave Benett / Getty Images Career Paths Book Publishing Technology Careers Sports Careers Sales Project Management Professional Writer Music Careers Media Legal Careers US Military Careers Government Careers Finance Careers Fiction Writing Careers Entertainment Careers Criminology Careers Aviation Animal Careers Advertising Learn More Table of Contents Expand 2010–2020 2000-2009 1990–1999 1980–1989 1969–1979 By Valerie Peterson Valerie Peterson LinkedIn Branded content strategist, writer and producer Fordham University NYU School of Professional Studies Valerie Peterson wrote about publishing for The Balance Careers. She has worked at publishers including Random House and Doubleday and is an author herself. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 03/01/21 Man Booker Prize winners get bragging rights to one of the most prestigious literary awards in the English-speaking world. Like the winners of Pulitzer Prizes for Letters and the National Book Award, Man Booker Prize winners also experience a bump in book publicity and generally in sales. And, like the Nobel Prize for Literature recipient, the Booker Prize winner (and the winners of its sister awards, the Man Booker International Prize and Special Prizes) also gets a substantial cash payout. Here are the Man Booker Prize winners since the 1968 creation of the award: 2010–2020 Douglas Stuart Shuggie Bain, 2020United States Margaret Atwood The Testaments, 2019Canada Bernardine Evaristo Girl, Woman, Other, 2019United Kingdom Anna Burns Milkman, 2018United Kingdom/Northern Ireland George Saunders Lincoln in the Bardo, 2017United States Paul Beatty The Sellout, 2016United States Marlon James A Brief History of Seven Killings, 2015Jamaica Richard Flanagan The Narrow Road to the Deep North, 2014Australia Eleanor Catton The Luminaries, 2013Canada/New Zealand Hilary Mantel Bring Up The Bodies, 2012United Kingdom Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending, 2011United Kingdom Howard Jacobson The Finkler Question, 2010United Kingdom 2000-2009 Hilary Mantel Wolf Hall, 2009United Kingdom Aravind Adiga The White Tiger, 2008India Anne Enright The Gathering, 2007Ireland Kiran Desai The Inheritance of Loss, 2006India John Banville The Sea, 2005Ireland Allan Hollinghurst The Line of Beauty, 2004United Kingdom DBC Pierre Vernon God Little, 2003Australia Yann Martel Life of Pi, 2002Canada Peter Carey True History of the Kelly Gang, 2001Australia Margaret Atwood The Blind Assassin, 2000Canada 1990–1999 J. M. Coetzee Disgrace, 1999South Africa Ian McEwan Amsterdam, 1998United Kingdom Arundhati Roy The God of Small Things, 1997India Graham Swift Last Orders, 1996United Kingdom Pat Barker The Ghost Road, 1995United Kingdom James Kelman How Late It Was, How Late, 1994United Kingdom Roddy Doyle Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, 1993Ireland Barry Unsworth Sacred Hunger, 1992United Kingdom Also*: Michael Ondaatje The English PatientCanada/Sri Lanka Ben Okri The Famished Road, 1991Nigeria A. S. Byatt Possession, 1990United Kingdom 1980–1989 Kazuo Ishiguro The Remains of the Day, 1989United Kingdom/Japan Peter Carey Oscar and Lucinda, 1988Australia Penelope Lively Moon Tiger, 1987United Kingdom Kingsley Amis The Old Devils, 1986United Kingdom Keri Hulme The Bone People, 1985New Zealand Anita Brookner Hotel du Lac, 1984United Kingdom J. M. Coetzee Life & Times of Michael K, 1983South Africa Thomas Keneally Schindler's Ark, 1982Australia Salman Rushdie Midnight's Children, 1981United Kingdom/India William Golding Rites of Passage, 1980United Kingdom 1969–1979 Penelope Fitzgerald Offshore, 1979 United Kingdom Iris Murdoch The Sea, The Sea, 1978Ireland/United Kingdom Paul Scott Staying On, 1977United Kingdom David Storey Saville, 1976United Kingdom Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Heat and Dust, 1975United Kingdom/Germany Nadine Gordimer The Conservationist, 1974South Africa Also*: Stanley Middleton HolidayUnited Kingdom J. G. Farrell The Siege of Krishnapur, 1973United Kingdom/Ireland John Berger G., 1972United Kingdom V. S. Naipaul In a Free State, 1971 (short story)**United Kingdom/Trinidad and Tobago J. G. Farrell Troubles, 1970***United Kingdom/Ireland Also*: Bernice Rubens The Elected MemberUnited Kingdom P. H. Newby Something to Answer For, 1969United Kingdom *Current rules stipulate that the prize may not be divided. **Current Man Booker Prize rules stipulate that, in order to be considered for the award, the submitted book "must be a unified and substantial work," effectively making short stories ineligible. ***Awarded in 2010. Due to an administrative decision that shifted the Booker Prize eligible publication dates, books published in the year 1970 were excluded from prize consideration for either the 1970 or the 1971 award. In an attempt to rectify the exclusion, in 2010, 22 novels published in 1970 were considered for what was deemed "The Lost Booker Prize." J. G. Farrell's Troubles was determined to be the winner, and the prize was awarded posthumously.