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2016
The Sellout  Paul Beatty
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2015
A Brief History of Seven Killings  Marion James
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2014
The Narrow Road to the Deep North  Richard Flanagan
 
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2013
The Luminaries  Eleanor Catton
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2012
Bring Up the Bodies  Hilary Mantel
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2011
The Sense of An Ending  Julian Barnes
 
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2010
The Finkler Question  Howard Jacobson
Book Summary2010'He should have seen it coming. His life had been one mishap after another. So he should have been prepared for this one...' Julian Treslove, a professionally unspectacular and disappointed BBC worker, and Sam Finkler, a popular Jewish philosopher, writer and television personality, are old school friends. Despite a prickly relationship and very different lives, they've never quite lost touch with each other - or with their former teacher, Libor Sevick, a Czechoslovakian always more concerned with the wider world than with exam results. Now, both Libor and Finkler are recently widowed, and with Treslove, his chequered and unsuccessful record with women rendering him an honorary third widower, they dine at Libor's grand, central London apartment. It's a sweetly painful evening of reminiscence in which all three remove themselves to a time before they had loved and lost; a time before they had fathered children, before the devastation of separations, before they had prized anything greatly enough to fear the loss of it. Better, perhaps, to go through life without knowing happiness at all because that way you had less to mourn? Treslove finds he has tears enough for the unbearable sadness of both his friends' losses. And it's that very evening, at exactly 11:30pm, as Treslove hesitates a moment outside the window of the oldest violin dealer in the country as he walks home, that he is attacked. After this, his whole sense of who and what he is will slowly and ineluctably change. The Finkler Questionis a scorching story of exclusion and belonging, justice and love, ageing, wisdom and humanity. Funny, furious, unflinching, this extraordinary novel shows one of our finest writers at his brilliant best.
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2009
Wolf Hall: A Novel  Hilary Mantel
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2008
The White Tiger  Aravind Adiga
 
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2007
The Gathering  Anne Enright
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2006
The Inheritance of Loss  Kiran Desai
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2005
The Sea  John Banville
 
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2004
The Line of Beauty  Alan Hollinghurst
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2003
Vernon God Little  DBC Pierre
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2002
Life of Pi  Yann Martel
 
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2001
True History of the Kelly Gang  Peter Carey
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2000
The Blind Assassin  Margaret Atwood
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1999
Disgrace  J M Coetzee
 
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1998
Amsterdam  Ian McEwan
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1997
The God of Small Things  Arundhati Roy
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1996
Last Orders  Graham Swift
 
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1995
The Ghost Road  Pat Barker
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1994
How Late It Was, How Late  James Kelman
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1993
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha  Roddy Doyle
 
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1992
The English Patient  Michael Ondaatje
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1992
Sacred Hunger  Barry Unsworth
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1991
The Famished Road  Ben Okri
 
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1990
Possession  A S Byatt
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1989
The Remains of the Day  Kazuo Ishiguro
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1988
Oscar and Lucinda  Peter Carey
 
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1987
Moon Tiger  Penelope Lively
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1986
The Old Devils  Kingsley Amis
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1985
The Bone People  Keri Hume
 
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1984
Hotel du Lac  Anita Brookner
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1983
Life and Times of Michael K  J M Coetzee
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1982
Schindlers Ark  Thomas Keneally
 
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1981
Midnights Children  Salman Rushdie
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1980
Rites of Passage  William Golding
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1979
Offshore  Penelope Fitzgerald
 
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1978
The Sea, the Sea  Iris Murdoch
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1977
Staying On  Paul Scott
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1976
Saville  David Storey
 
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1975
Heat and Dust  Nadine Gordimer
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1974
The Conservationist  Nadine Gordimer
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1974
Holiday  Stanley Middleton
 
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1973
The Seige of Krishnapur  J G Farrell
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1972
G  John Berger
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1971
In a Free State  V S Naipaul
 
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1970
The Elected Member  Bernice Rubens
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1969
Something to Answer For  P H Newby

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