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The Man Booker Prize was established to "reward the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or Republic of Ireland." For more information, including previous winners and nominees, go to The Man Booker Prize.

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  Cover Art: The Luminaries : a Novel 2013
Catton, Eleanor
The Luminaries : a Novel
Arriving in New Zealand in 1866 to seek his fortune in the goldfields, Walter Moody finds himself drawn into a series of unsolved crimes and complex mysteries.
2013
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Bring Up the Bodies : a Novel 2012
Mantel, Hilary
Bring Up the Bodies : a Novel
A sequel to the Man Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall depicts the downfall of Anne Boleyn at the hands of Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell as Anne and her powerful family fight back while she is on trial for adultery and treason.
2012
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Sense of an Ending 2011
Barnes, Julian
The Sense of an Ending
Follows a middle-aged man as he reflects on a past he thought was behind him, until he is presented with a legacy that forces him to reconsider different decisions, and to revise his place in the world.
2011
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Finkler Question 2010
Jacobson, Howard
The Finkler Question
Julian Treslove, a radio producer, and Samuel Finkler, a Jewish philosopher, have been friends since childhood and, as they enter middle age, they reminisce over their struggles with self-identity, anti-Semitism, women, love, and the past.
2010
Adult Fiction Book JACOBSO
  Cover Art: Wolf Hall 2009
Mantel, Hilary
Wolf Hall
Assuming the power recently lost by the disgraced Cardinal Wolsey, Thomas Cromwell counsels a mercurial Henry VIII on the latter's efforts to marry Anne Boleyn against the wishes of Rome, a successful endeavor that comes with a dangerous price.
2009
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The White Tiger 2008
Adiga, Aravind
The White Tiger
Balram Halwai is a complicated man. Servant. Philosopher. Entrepreneur. Murderer. Over the course of seven nights, by the scattered light of a preposterous chandelier, Balram tells the terrible and transfixing story of how he came to be a success in life -- having nothing but his own wits to help him along.
2008
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Gathering 2007
Enright, Anne
The Gathering
As nine members of the Hegarty clan gather for the wake of their drowned brother Liam, his sister Veronica remembers the secret he shared with her about what happened in their grandmother's house thirty years ago, a betrayal that spans three generations.
2007
Adult Fiction Book ENRIGHT
  Cover Art: The Inheritance of Loss 2006
Desai, Kiran
The Inheritance of Loss
In a crumbling house in the remote northeastern Himalayas, an embittered, elderly judge finds his peaceful retirement turned upside down by the arrival of his orphaned granddaughter, Sai.
2006
Adult Fiction Book DESAI
  Cover Art: The Sea 2005
Banville, John
The Sea
Following the death of his wife, Max Morden retreats to the seaside town of his childhood summers, where his own life becomes inextricably entwined with the members of the vacationing Grace family.
2006
Adult Fiction Book BANVILL
  Cover Art: The Line of Beauty 2004
Hollinghurst, Alan
The Line of Beauty
Moving into the attic room in the Notting Hill home of the wealthy, politically connected Fedden family in 1983, twenty-year-old Nick Guest becomes caught up in the rising fortunes of this glamorous family and finds his own life forever altered by his association during the boom years of the 1980s.
2004
Adult Fiction
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