Lists List

Man Booker Winners

2016 – The Sellout (Paul Beatty)

2015 – A Brief History of Seven Killings (Marlon James)

2014 – The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Richard Flanagan)

2013 – The Luminaries (Eleanor Catton)

2012 – Bring up the Bodies (Hilary Mantel)

2011 – The Sense of an Ending (Julian Barnes)

2010 – The Finkler Question (Howard Jacobson)

2009 – Wolf Hall (Hilary Mantel)

2008 – The White Tiger (Aravind Adiga)

2007 – The Gathering (Anne Enright)

2006 – The Inheritance of Loss (Kiran Desai)

2005 – The Sea (John Banville)

2004 – The Line of Beauty (Alan Hollinghurst)

2003 – Vernon God Little (DBC Pierre)

2002 – Life of Pi (Yann Martel)

2001 – True History of the Kelly Gang (Peter Carey)

2000 – The Blind Assassin (Margaret Atwood)

1999 – Disgrace (J. M. Coetzee)

1998 – Amsterdam (Ian McEwan)

1997 – The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)

1996 – Last Orders (Graham Swift)

1995 – The Ghost Road (Pat Barker)

1994 – How Late It Was, How Late (James Kelman)

1993 – Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (Roddy Doyle)

1992 – The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)

1992 – Sacred Hunger (Barry Unsworth)

1991 – The Famished Road (Ben Okri)

1990 – Possession: A Romance (A. S. Byatt)

1989 – The Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro)

1988 – Oscar and Lucinda (Peter Carey)

1987 – Moon Tiger (Penelope Lively)

1986 – The Old Devils (Kingsley Amis)

1985 – The Bone People (Keri Hulme)

1984 – Hotel Du Lac (Anita Brookner)

1983 – Life & Times of Michael K ( J. M. Coetzee)

1982 – Schindler’s Ark (Thomas Keneally)

1981 – Midnight’s Children (Salman Rushdie)

1980 – Rites of Passage (William Golding)

1979 – Offshore (Penelope Fitzgerald)

1978 – The Sea, the Sea (Iris Murdoch)

1977 – Staying on (Paul Scott)

1976 – Saville (David Storey)

1975 – Heat and Dust (Ruth Prawer Jhabvala)

1974 – The Conservationist (Nadine Gordimer)

1974 – Holiday (Stanley Middleton)

1973 – The Siege of Krishnapur (J. G. Farrell)

1972 – G. (John Berger)

1971 – In a Free State (V. S. Naipaul)

1970 – The Elected Member (Bernice Rubens)

1970 – Troubles (J. G. Farrell) [Lost Man Booker Prize]

1969 – Something to Answer For (P. H. Newby)

 

Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Winners

2016 – The Glorious Heresies (Lisa McInerney)

2015 – How to Be Both (Ali Smith)

2014 – A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing (Eimear McBride)

2013 – May We Be Forgiven (A. M. Homes)

2012 – The Song of Achilles (Madeline Miller)

2011 – The Tiger’s Wife (Téa Obreht)

2010 – The Lacuna (Barbara Kingsolver)

2009 – Home (Marilynne Robinson)

2008 – The Road Home (Rose Tremain)

2007 – Half of a Yellow Sun (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) [Best of the Best]

2006 – On Beauty (Zadie Smith)

2005 – We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lionel Shriver)

2004 – Small Island (Andrea Levy) [Best of the Best]

2003 – Property (Valerie Martin)

2002 – Bel Canto (Ann Patchett)

2001 – The Idea of Perfection (Kate Grenville)

2000 – When I Lived in Modern Times (Linda Grant)

1999 – A Crime in the Neighborhood (Suzanne Berne)

1998 – Larry’s Party (Carol Shields)

1997 – Fugitive Pieces (Anne Michaels)

1996 – A Spell of Winter (Helen Dunmore)

 

Persephone Books

#1 – William – an Englishman (Cicely Hamilton)

#2 – Mariana (Monica Dickens)

#3 – Someone at a Distance (Dorothy Whipple)

#4 – Fidelity (Susan Glaspell)

#5 – An Interrupted Life: The Diaries and Letters of Etty Hillesum 1941-43 (Etty Hillesum)

#6 – The Victorian Chaise-longue (Marghanita Laski)

#7 – The Home-Maker (Dorothy Canfield Fisher)

#8 – Good Evening, Mrs. Craven: The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes (Mollie Panter-Downes)

#9 – Few Eggs and No Oranges (Vere Hodgson)

#10 – Good Things in England (Florence White)

#11 – Julian Grenfell (Nicholas Mosley)

#12 – It’s Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty (Judith Viorst)

#13 – Consequences (E M Delafield)

#14 – Farewell Leicester Square (Betty Miller)

#15 –  Tell It to a Stranger (Elizabeth Berridge)

#16 – Saplings (Noel Streatfeild)

#17 – Marjory Fleming (Oriel Malet)

#18 – Every Eye (Isobel English)

#19 – They Knew Mr. Knight (Dorothy Whipple)

#20 – A Woman’s Place: 1910-75 (Ruth Adam)

#21 – Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (Winifred Watson)

#22 – Consider the Years (Virginia Graham)

#23 – Reuben Sachs (Amy Levy)

#24 – Family Roundabout (Richmal Crompton)

#25 – The Montana Stories (Katherine Mansfield)

#26 – Brook Evans (Susan Glaspell)

#27 – The Children who Lived in a Barn (Eleanor Graham)

#28 – Little Boy Lost (Marghanita Laski)

#29 – The Making of a Marchioness (Frances Hodgson Burnett)

#30 – Kitchen Essays (Agnes Jekyll)

#31 – A House in the Country (Jocelyn Playfair)

#32 – The Carlyles at Home (Thea Holme)

#33 – The Far Cry (Emma Smith)

#34 – Minnie’s Room: The Peacetime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes (Mollie Panter-Downes)

#35 – Greenery Street (Denis Mackail)

#36 – Lettice Delmer (Susan Miles)

#37 – The Runaway (Elizabeth Anna Hart)

#38 – Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (Julia Strachey)

#39 – Manja (Anna Gmeyner)

#40 – The Priory (Dorothy Whipple)

#41 – Hostages to Fortune (Elizabeth Cambridge)

#42 – The Blank Wall (Elisabeth Sanxay Holding)

#43 – The Wise Virgins (Leonard Woolf)

#44 – Tea with Mr. Rochester (Frances Towers)

#45 – Good Food on the Aga (Ambrose Heath)

#46 – Miss. Ranskill Comes Home (Barbara Euphan Todd)

#47 – The New House (Lettice Cooper)

#48 – The Casino (Margaret Bonham)

#49 – Bricks and Mortar (Helen Ashton)

#50 – The World that was Ours (Hilda Bernstein)

#51 – Operation Heartbreak (Duff Cooper)

#52 – The Village (Marghanita Laski)

#53 – Lady Rose and Mrs. Memmary (Ruby Ferguson)

#54 – They Can’t Ration These (Vicomte de Mauduit)

#55 – Flush (Virginia Woolf)

#56 – They Were Sisters (Dorothy Whipple)

#57 – The Hopkins Manuscript (RC Sherriff)

#58 – Hetty Dorval (Ethel Wilson)

#59 – There Were No Windows (Norah Hoult)

#60 – Doreen (Barbara Noble)

#61 – A London Child of the 1870s (Molly Hughes)

#62 – How To Run Your Home Without Help (Kay Smallshaw)

#63 – Princes in the Land (Joanna Cannan)

#64 – The Woman Novelist and Other Stories (Diana Gardner)

#65 – Alas, Poor Lady (Rachel Ferguson)

#66 – Gardener’s Nightcap (Muriel Stuart)

#67 – The Fortnight in September (RC Sherriff)

#68 – The Expendable Man (Dorothy B Hughes)

#69 – Journal (Katherine Mansfield)

#70 – Plats du Jour (Patience Gray and Primrose Boyd)

#71 – The Shuttle (Frances Hodgson Burnett)

#72 – House-Bound (Winifred Peck)

#73 – The Young Pretenders (Edith Henrietta Fowler)

#74 – The Closed Door and Other Stories (Dorothy Whipple)

#75 – On the Other Side: Letters to my Children from Germany 1940-46 (Mathilde Wolff-Mönckeberg)

#76 – The Crowded Street (Winifred Holtby)

#77 – Daddy’s Gone A-Hunting (Penelope Mortimer)

#78 – A Very Great Profession (Nicola Beauman)

#79 – Round About a Pound a Week (Maud Pember Reeves)

#80 – The Country Housewife’s Book (Lucy H Yates)

#81 – Miss. Buncle’s Book (DE Stevenson)

#82 – Amours de Voyage (Arthur Hugh Clough)

#83 – Making Conversation (Christine Longford)

#84 – A New System of Domestic Cookery (Mrs. Rundell)

#85 – High Wages (Dorothy Whipple)

#86 – To Bed with Grand Music (Marghanita Laski)

#87 – Dimanche and Other Stories (Irène Némirovsky)

#88 – Still Missing (Beth Gutcheon)

#89 – The Mystery of Mrs. Blencarrow (Mrs. Oliphant)

#90 – The Winds of Heaven (Monica Dickens)

#91 – Miss Buncle Married (DE Stevenson)

#92 – Midsummer Night in the Workhouse (Diana Athill)

#93 – The Sack of Bath (Adam Fergusson)

#94 – No Surrender (Constance Maud)

#95 – Greenbanks (Dorothy Whipple)

#96 – Dinners for Beginners (Rachel and Margaret Ryan)

#97 – Harriet (Elizabeth Jenkins)

#98 – A Writer’s Diary (Virginia Woolf)

#99 – Patience (John Coates)

#100 – The Persephone Book of Short Stories (Various Authors)

#101 – Heat Lightning (Helen Hull)

#102 – The Exiles Return (Elisabeth de Waal)

#103 – The Squire (Enid Bagnold)

#104 – The Two Mrs. Abbotts (DE Stevenson)

#105 – Diary of a Provincial Lady (E M Delafield)

#106 – Into the Whirlwind (Eugenia Ginzburg)

#107 – Wilfred and Eileen (Jonathan Smith)

#108 – The Happy Tree (Rosalind Murray)

#109 – The Country Life Cookery Book (Ambrose Heath)

#110 – Because of the Lockwoods (Dorothy Whipple)

#111 – London War Notes (Mollie Panter-Downes)

#112 – Vain Shadow (Jane Hervey)

#113 – Greengates (RC Sherriff)

#114 – Gardeners’ Choice (Evelyn Dunbar and Charles Mahoney)

#115 – Maman, What Are We Called Now? (Jacqueline Mesnil-Amar)

#116 – A Lady and Her Husband (Amber Reeves)

#117 – The Godwits Fly (Robin Hyde)

#118 – Every Good Deed and Other Stories (Dorothy Whipple)

#119 – Long Live Great Bardfield (Tirzah Garwood)

#120 – Madame Solario (Gladys Huntington)

#121 – Effi Briest (Theodor Fontane)

#122 – Earth and High Heaven (Gwethalyn Graham)

In italics: Pre-blogging day reads