G. (novel)

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G. (John Berger novel - front cover).jpg
First edition
Author John Berger
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Publisher Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 318
ISBN 0-297-99423-9

G. is a 1972 novel by John Berger. The novel's setting is pre-First World War Europe, and its protagonist, named "G.", is a Don Juan or Casanova-like lover of women who gradually comes to political consciousness after misadventures across the continent. Berger's experimental, non-linear narrative novel won both the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction and the Booker Prize. At the Booker Prize ceremony Berger criticized the sponsor Booker-McConnall for exploiting trade in the Caribbean for the past 130 years.[1] Berger also claimed he would give half of the prize money to the Black Panthers.[2]


  1. ^ Jordison, Sam (2008-01-09). "Looking back at the Booker: John Berger". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-01-03. 
  2. ^ Cummins, Anthony (2013-05-18). "G by John Berger – review". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-01-03. 
Preceded by
In a Free State
Booker Prize recipient
Succeeded by
The Siege of Krishnapur