List of winners and shortlisted authors of the Booker Prize for Fiction
The prize has been awarded each year since 1969 to the best original full-length novel, written in the English language, by a citizen of the Commonwealth of Nations or the Republic of Ireland. In 2014, it was opened for the first time to any work published in the United Kingdom and in the English language.
There have been two special awards celebrating the Booker's history. In 1993, the "Booker of Bookers" prize was awarded to Salman Rushdie for Midnight's Children (the 1981 winner) as the best novel to win the award in its first 25 years. Midnight's Children also won a public vote in 2008, on the prize's fortieth anniversary, "The Best of the Booker".
- ^ Note #A: "…in 1971, just two years after it began, the Booker Prize ceased to be awarded retrospectively and became – as it is today – a prize for the best novel of the year of publication. At the same time the award moved from April to November and, as a result, a wealth of fiction published for much of 1970 fell through the net and was never considered for the prize." See "Lost Man Booker Prize shortlist announced". bookerprize.com.
- (novella from the collection Two Lives)
- Alan Taylor is an associate editor of the Sunday Herald. He was formerly a board member of the Edinburgh International Book Festival. He edited a diarist collection with his wife Irene that was published in 2011 entitled The Assassin's Cloak.
- "Man Booker Prize 2009 Shortlist announced". Man Booker Prize. Retrieved 2009-09-08.
- "The Man Booker Prize Archive 1969-2012" (PDF). Retrieved 21 October 2013.
- Full details of the winners, judges and shortlisted books for all the Booker prizes (1969 - 2008), The Guardian