Prize Winners

Last Updated: 10 May 2020

Prize Winning Fiction
On this page are the winners of the following prizes:
 Books read are noted in Bold.  Books reviewed on this blog include links to my review
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Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (US)

2020                The Nickel Boys, Colson Whitehead
2019                The Overstory, Richard Powers
2018                Less, Andrew Sean Greer
2017                The Underground Railway, Colson Whitehead
2016                The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen
2015                All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
2014                The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt
2013                The Orphan Master's Son, Adam Johnson
2012                none
2011                A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan
2010                Tinkers, Paul Harding
2009                Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout
2008                The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz
2007                The Road, Cormac McCarthy
2006                March, Geraldine Brooks
2005                Gilead, Marilynne Robinson
2004                The Known World, Edward P Jones
2003                Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
2002                Empire Falls, Richard Russo
2001                The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon
2000                Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri
1999                The Hours, Michael Cunningham
1998                American Pastoral, Phillip Roth
1997                Martin Dressler, Steven Millhauser
1996                Independence Day, Richard Ford
1995                The Stone Diaries, Carol Shields
1994                The Shipping News, E Annie Proulx
1993                A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, Robert Olen Butler
1992                A Thousand Acres, Jane Smiley
1991                Rabbit at Rest, John Updike
1990                The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, Oscar Hijuelos
1989                Breathing Lessons, Anne Tyler
1988                Beloved, Toni Morrison
1987                A Summons to Memphis, Peter Taylor
1986                Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry
1985                Foreign Affairs, Alison Lurie
1984                Ironweed, William Kennedy
1983                The Color Purple, Alice Walker
1982                Rabbit is Rich, John Updike
1981                A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole
1980                The Executioner's Song, Norman Mailer
1979                The Stories of John Cheever, John Cheever
1978                Elbow Room, James Alan McPherson
1977                none
1976                Humboldt's Gift, Saul Bellow
1975                The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara
1974                None
1973                The Optimist's Daughter, Eudora Welty
1972                Angle of Repose, Wallace Stegner
1971                none
1970                The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford, Jean Stafford
1969                House Made of Dawn, N Scott Momaday
1968                The Confessions of Nat Turner, William Styron
1967                The Fixer, Bernard Malamud
1966                The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter, Katherine Porter
1965                The Keepers of the House, Shirley Ann Grau
1964                None
1963                The Reivers, William Faulkner
1962                The Edge of Sadness, Edwin O'Connor
1961                To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
1960                Advise and Consent, Allen Drury
1959                The Travels of Jamie McPheeters, Robert Lewis Taylor
1958                A Death in the Family, James Agee
1957                none
1956                Andersonville, MacKinlay Kantor
1955                A Fable, William Faulkner
1954                none
1953                The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
1952                The Caine Mutiny, Herman Wouk
1951                The Town, Conrad Richter
1950                The Way West, A B Guthrie Jr
1949                Guard of Honor, James Gould Cozzens
1948                Tales of the South Pacific, James A Michener
1947                All the King's Men, Robert Penn Warren
1946                none
1945                A Bell for Adano, John Herset
1944                Journey in the Dark, Martin Flavin
1943                Dragon's Teeth, Upton Sinclair
1942                This is our Life, Ellen Glasgow
1941                none
1940                The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
1939                The Yearling, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
1938                The Late George Apley, John Phillips Marquand
1937                Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
1936                Honey in the Horn, Harold L Davis
1935                Now in November, Josephine Winslow Johnson
1934                The Lamb in his Bosom, Caroline Miller
1933                The Store, Thomas Sigismund Stribling
1932                The Good Earth, Pearl S Buck
1931                Years of Grace, Margaret Ayer Barnes
1930                Laughing Boy, Oliver La Farge
1929                Scarlet Sister Mary, Julia Peterkin
1928                The Bridge Of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder
1927                Early Autumn, Louis Bromfield
1926                Arrowsmith, Sinclair Lewis
1925                So Big, Edna Ferber
1924                The Able McLaughlins, Margaret Wilson
1923                One of Ours, Willa Cather
1922                Alice Adams, Booth Tarkington
1921                The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton
1920                None
1919                The Magnificent Ambersons, Booth Tarkington
1918                His Family, Ernest Poole

Booker Prize (International)

2019              The Testaments, Margaret Atwood AND Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
2018               Milkman, Anna Burns
2017               Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders
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, Arandhati 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 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 and 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 Krshnapur, J G Farrell
1972               G., John Berger
1971               In a Free State, V S Naipaul
1970               The Elected Member, Bernice Rubens
1969               Something to Answer For, P H Newby

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Governor General's Award (Canada)

2019             Five Wives, Joan Thomas
2018             The Red Word, Sarah Henstra
2017             We will all be burnt in our beds some night, Joel Thomas Hynes
2016             Do not say that we have nothing, Madeleine Thien
2015             Daddy Lenin and Other Stories, Guy Vanderhaeghe
2014             The Back of the Turtle, Thomas King
2013             The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton
2012             The Purchase, Linda Spalding
2011             The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt
2010             Cool Water, Dianne Watten
2009             The Mistress of Nothing, Kate Pullinger
2008             The Origin of Species, Nino Ricci
2007             Divisadero, Michael Ondaatje
2006             The Law of Dreams, Peter Behrens
2005             A Perfect Night to go to China, David Gilmour
2004             A Complicated Kindness, Miriam Toews
2003             Elle, Douglas Glover
2002             A Song for Nettie Johnson, GLoria Sawai
2001             Clara Callan, Richard B Wright
2000             Anil's Ghost, Michael Ondaatje
1999             Elizabeth and After, Matt Cohen
1998             Forms of Devotion, Diane Schoemperlen
1997             The Underpainter, Jane Urquhart
1996             The Englishman's Boy, Guy Vanderhaeghe
1995             The Roaring Girl, Greg Hollingshead
1994             A Discovery of Strangers, Rudy Wiebe
1993             The Stone Diaries, Carol Shields
1992             The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje
1991             Such a Long Journey, Rohinton Mistry
1990             Lives of the Saints, Nino Ricci
1989             Whale Music, Paul Quarrington
1988             Night Below Station Street, David Adams Richards
1987             A Dream Like Mine, MT Kelly
1986             The Progress of Love, Alice Munro
1985             The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
1984             The Engineer of Human Souls, Joseph Svorecky
1983             Shakespeare's Dog, Leon Rooke
1982             Man Descending, Guy Vanderhaeghe
1981             Home Truths, Mavis Gallant
1980             Burning Water, George Bowering
1979             The Resurrection of Joseph Bourne, Jack Hodgins
1978             Who do you think you are?, Alice Munro
1977             The Wars, Timothy Findley
1976             Bear, Marian Engel
1975             The Great Victorian Collection, Brian Moore
1974             The Diviners, Margaret Laurence
1973             The Temptations of Big Bear, Rudy Wiebe
1972             The Manticore, Robertson Davies
1971             St Urban's Horseman, Mordecai Richler
1970             The New Ancestors, David Godfrey
1969             The Stud Horse, Robert Kroetsch
1968             Dance of the Happy Shades, Alice Munro
1967             None
1966             A Jest of God, Margaret Laurence
1965             None
1964             The Desserter, Douglas LePan
1963             Hugh Garner's Best Stories, Hugh Garner
1962             Running to Paradise, Kildare Dobbs
1961             Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place, Malcolm Lowry
1960             The Luck of Ginger Coffey, Brian Moore
1959             The Watch that Ends Night,  
1958             Execution, Colin McDougall
1957             Streets of Riches, Gabrielle Roy 
1956             The Sacrifice, Adele Wiseman
1955             The Sixth of June, Lionel Shapiro
1954             The Fall of a Titan, Igor Gouzenko
1953             Digby, David Walker
1952             The Pillar, David Walker 
1951             The Loved and the Lost, Morley Callaghan
1950             The Outlander, Germain Guevremont
1949             Mr Ames Against Time, Philip Child
1947             The Tin Flute, Gabrielle Roy
1946             Continental Revue, Winnifred Bambrick
1945             Two Solitudes, Hugh Maclennan
1944             Earth and High Heaven, Gwethalyn Graham
1943             The Pied Piper of Dipper Creek, Thomas H Radall
1942             The Dark Weaver, Laura Salverson
1941             Three Came to Ville Marie, Alan Sullivan
1940             Thirty Acres, Ringuet
1939             The Champlain Road, Franklin D McDowell
1938             Swiss Sonata, Gwethalyn Graham
1937             The Dark Weaver, Laura Salverson
1936             Think of the Earth, Bertram Booker

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Women's Prize for Fiction (Orange/Bailey's Prize)

2019           An American Marriage, Tayari Jones
2018           Home Fire, Kamila Shamsie
2017           The Power, Naomi Alderman
2016           The Glorious Heresies, Lisa McInerney
2015           How to Be Both, Ali Smith
2014            A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, Eimaer McBride
2013            May We Be Forgiven, AM Homes
2012            The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller
2011            The Tiger's Wife, Tea 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
2006            On Beauty, Zadie Smith
2005            We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lionel Shriver
2004            Small Island, Andrea Levy
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 Neighbourhood, Suzanne Berne
1998            Larry's Party, Carol Shields
1997            Fugitive Pieces, Anne Michaels
1996            A Spell of Winter, Helen Dunmore

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Miles Franklin Award (Australia)

2019        Too Much Lip, Melissa Lucashenko
2018         The Life to Come, Michelle de Krester
2017         Extinctions, Josephine Wilson
2016         Black Rock, White City, A S Patric
2015         The Eye of the Sheep, Sophie Laguna
2014         All the Birds, Singing, Evie Wild
2013        Questions of Travel, Michelle de Kretser
2012         All That I Am, Anna Funder
2011         That Deadman Dance, Kim Scott
2010         Truth, Peter Temple
2009         Breath, Tim Winton
2008         The Time We Have Taken, Steven Carroll
2007         Carpentaria, Alexis Wright
2006         The Ballad of Desmond Kale, Roger McDonald
2005         The White Earth, Andrew McGahan
2004         The Great Fire, Shirley Hazzard
2003         Journey to the Stone Country, Alex Miller
2002         Dirt Music, Tim Winton
2001         Dark Palace, Frank Moorhouse
2000         Drylands, Thea Astley AND Benang, Kim Scott         
1999         Eucalyptus, Murray Bail
1998         Jack Maggs, Peter Carey
1997         The Glade within the Grove, David Foster
1996         Highways to a War, Christopher Koch         
1995 The Hand That Signed the Paper, Helen Demidenko
1994         The Grisly Wife, Rodney Hall
1993         The Ancestor Game, Alex Miller
1992         Cloudstreet, Tim Winton
1991         The Great World, David Malouf
1990         Oceana Fine, Tom Flood
1989         Oscar and Lucinda, Peter Carey
1988         No award
1987         Dancing on Coral, Glenda Adams
1986         The Well, Elizabeth Jolley
1985         The Doubleman, Christopher Koch
1984         Shallows, Tim Winton
1983         No award
1982         Just Relations, Rodney Hall
1981         Bliss, Peter Carey
1980         The Impersonators, Jessica Anderson
1979         A Woman of the Future, David Ireland
1978         Tirra Lirra By the River, Jessica Anderson
1977         Swords and Crowns and Rings, Ruth Park
1976         The Glass Canoe, David Ireland
1975         Poor Fellow My Country, Xavier Herbert
1974         The Mango Tree, Ronald McKie
1973         No award
1972         The Acolyte, Thea Astley
1971         The Unknown Industrial Prisoner, David Ireland         
1970         A Horse of Air, Dal Stivens
1969         Clean Straw for Nothing, George Johnston
1968         Three Cheers for the Paraclete, Thomas Keneally
1967         Bring Larks and Heroes, Thomas Keneally
1966         Trap, Peter Mathers
1965         The Slow Natives, Thea Astley
1964         My Brother Jack, George Johnston
1963         Careful, He Might Hear You, Sumner Locke Elliott
1962         The Well Dressed Explorer, Thea Astley AND 
          The Cupboard Under the Stairs, George Turner
1961         Riders in the Chariot, Patrick White         
1960         The Irishman, Elizabeth O'Conner
1959         The Big Fellow, Vance Palmer
1958         To the Islands, Randolph Stow
1957         Voss, Patrick White