Award-winning women writers

Index


The Man Booker Prize

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction (formerly known as the Booker-McConnell Prize and commonly known simply as the Booker Prize) is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel, written in the English language, and published in the UK. From its inception, only Commonwealth, Irish, and Zimbabwean citizens were eligible to receive the prize; in 2013, however, this eligibility was widened to any English language novel. Below you will only find the list of books written by women shortlisted for the prize (full list: here). The winner for each year is highlighted. Read books are marked as (✓). Reviews, when available, are linked below. I have crossed off a few books which do not interest me (DNF).

2017

  • Shortlist: 13/09
  • Winner: 17/10
  • 4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster
  • Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
  • History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund
  • Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
  • Solar Bones by Mike McCormack
  • Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor
  • Elmet by Fiona Mozley
  • The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
  • Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
  • Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
  • Autumn by Ali Smith 
  • Swing Time by Zadie Smith
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

2016

  • Deborah Levy, Hot Milk 
  • Ottessa Moshfegh, Eileen
  • Madeleine Thien, Do Not Say We Have Nothing

2015

  • Anne Tyler, A Spool of Blue Thread Chatto
  • Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life

2014

  • Karen Joy Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
  • Ali Smith, How to Be Both ✓

2013

  • Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries 
  • NoViolet Bulawayo, We Need New Names ✓
  • Jhumpa Lahiri, The Lowland ✓
  • Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being ✓

2012

  • Hilary Mantel, Bring Up the Bodies
  • Deborah Levy, Swimming Home ✓
  • Alison Moore, The Lighthouse

2011

  • Carol Birch, Jamrach’s Menagerie
  • Esi Edugyan, Half-Blood Blues

2010

  • Emma Donoghue, Room
  • Andrea Levy, The Long Song

2009

  • Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall
  • A. S. Byatt, The Children’s Book
  • Sarah Waters, The Little Stranger ✓

2008

  • Linda Grant, The Clothes on Their Backs

2007

  • Anne Enright, The Gathering
  • Nicola Barker, Darkmans

2006

  • Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss
  • Kate Grenville, The Secret River
  • M. J. Hyland, Carry Me Down
  • Sarah Waters, The Night Watch

2005

  • Ali Smith, The Accidental
  • Zadie Smith, On Beauty

2004

  • Sarah Hall, The Electric Michelangelo

2003

  • Monica Ali, Brick Lane
  • Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake ✓
  • Zoë Heller, Notes on a Scandal
  • Clare Morrall, Astonishing Splashes of Colour

2002

  • Carol Shields, Unless
  • Sarah Waters, Fingersmith

2001

  • Rachel Seiffert, The Dark Room
  • Ali Smith, Hotel World

2000

  • Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin
  • Trezza Azzopardi, The Hiding Place

1999

  • Anita Desai, Fasting, Feasting
  • Ahdaf Soueif, The Map of Love

1998

  • Beryl Bainbridge, Master Georgie

1997

  • Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things ✓
  • Madeleine St John, The Essence of the Thing

1996

  • Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace
  • Beryl Bainbridge, Every Man for Himself
  • Shena Mackay, The Orchard on Fire

1995

  • Pat Barker, The Ghost Road

1994

  • Jill Paton Walsh, Knowledge of Angels

1993

  • Carol Shields, The Stone Diaries

1992

  • Michèle Roberts,Daughters of the House

1991

  • No woman was shortlisted

1990

  • A. S. Byatt, Possession: A Romance
  • Beryl Bainbridge, An Awfully Big Adventure
  • Penelope Fitzgerald, The Gate of Angels

1989

  • Margaret Atwood, Cat’s Eye
  • Sybille Bedford, Jigsaw
  • Rose Tremain, Restoration

1988

  • Penelope Fitzgerald, The Beginning of Spring
  • Marina Warner, The Lost Father

1987

  • Penelope Lively, Moon Tiger
  • Nina Bawden, Circles of Deceit
  • Iris Murdoch, The Book and the Brotherhood

1986

  • Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

1985

  • Keri Hulme, The Bone People
  • Doris Lessing, The Good Terrorist
  • Jan Morris, Last Letters from Hav
  • Iris Murdoch, The Good Apprentice

1984

  • Anita Brookner, Hotel du Lac
  • Anita Desai, In Custody
  • Penelope Lively, According to Mark

1983

  • Anita Mason, The Illusionist

1982

  • Alice Thomas Ellis, The 27th Kingdom

1981

  • Molly Keane, Good Behaviour
  • Doris Lessing, The Sirian Experiments
  • Ann Schlee, Rhine Journey
  • Muriel Spark, Loitering with Intent

1980

  • Anita Desai, Clear Light of Day
  • Alice Munro, The Beggar Maid
  • Julia O’Faolain, No Country for Young Men

1979

  • Penelope Fitzgerald, Offshore
  • Fay Weldon, Praxis

1978

  • Iris Murdoch, The Sea, the Sea
  • Penelope Fitzgerald, The Bookshop
  • Jane Gardam, God on the Rocks
  • Bernice Rubens, A Five-Year Sentence

1977

  • Caroline Blackwood, Great Granny Webster
  • Jennifer Johnston, Shadows on our Skin
  • Penelope Lively, The Road to Lichfield
  • Barbara Pym, Quartet in Autumn

1976

  • No woman was shortlisted

1975

  • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Heat and Dust

1974

  • Nadine Gordimer, The Conservationist
  • Beryl Bainbridge, The Bottle Factory Outing

1973

  • Beryl Bainbridge, The Dressmaker
  • Elizabeth Mavor, The Green Equinox
  • Iris Murdoch, The Black Prince

1972

  • Susan Hill, The Bird of Night

1971

  • Doris Lessing, Briefing for a Descent into Hell
  • Elizabeth Taylor, Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont

1970

(Awarded in 2010 as the Lost Man Booker Prize)

  • Nina Bawden, The Birds on the Trees
  • Shirley Hazzard, The Bay of Noon
  • Mary Renault, Fire From Heaven
  • Muriel Spark, The Driver’s Seat

1970

  • Bernice Rubens, The Elected Member
  • A L Barker, John Brown’s Body
  • Elizabeth Bowen, Eva Trout
  • Iris Murdoch, Bruno’s Dream

1969

  • Iris Murdoch, The Nice and the Good
  • Muriel Spark, The Public Image

The Women’s Prize for Fiction

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction (previously called Women’s Prize for Fiction (2013), Orange Prize for Fiction (1996–2006 and 2009–12) and Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction (2007–08)) is awarded annually to a female author of any nationality for the best original full-length novel written in English and published in the United Kingdom in the preceding year. In italics, you will find the list of books that have been shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction (source: here). The winner for each year is highlighted. Read books are marked as (✓). Reviews, when available, are linked below. I have crossed off a few books which do not interest me from the list.

2017

  • The Power by Naomi Alderman
  • Stay With Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀
  • The Dark Circle by Linda Grant
  • The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan
  • First Love by Gwendoline Riley ✓
  • Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
  • Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood ✓
  • Little Deaths by Emma Flint
  • The Mare by Mary Gaitskill
  • The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride ✓
  • Midwinter by Fiona Melrose
  • The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso
  • The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill
  • The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
  • Barkskins by Annie Proulx
  • The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain

2016

  1. The Glorious Heresies, Lisa McInerney 
  2. The Green Road, Anne Enright
  3. A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara
  4. The Portable Veblen, Elizabeth McKenzie
  5. Ruby, Cynthia Bond
  6. The Improbability of Love, Hannah Rothschild
  7. A God in Ruins, Kate Atkinson
  8. Rush Oh!, Shirley Barrett
  9. The Secret Chord, Geraldine Brooks
  10. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, Becky Chambers
  11. A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding, Jackie Copleton
  12. Whispers Through a Megaphone, Rachel Elliott
  13. The Book of Memory, Petina Gappah
  14. Gorsky, Vesna Goldsworthy
  15. The Anatomist’s Dream, Clio Gray
  16. At Hawthorn Time, Melissa Harrison
  17. Pleasantville, Attica Locke
  18. Girl at War, Sara Nović
  19. The House at the Edge of the World, Julia Rochester
  20. My Name is Lucy Barton, Elizabeth Strout

2015

  1. How to Be Both, Ali Smith ✓
  2. Outline, Rachel Cusk
  3. The Bees, Laline Paull
  4. A God in Every Stone, Kamila Shamsie
  5. A Spool of Blue Thread, Anne Tyler
  6. The Paying Guests, Sarah Waters
  7. Crooked Heart, Lissa Evans
  8. Aren’t We Sisters?, Patricia Ferguson
  9. I Am China, Xiaolu Guo
  10. Dear Thief, Samantha Harvey
  11. Elizabeth is Missing, Emma Healey
  12. Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel
  13. The Offering, Grace McCleen
  14. The Country of Ice Cream Star, Sandra Newman
  15. The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, Heather O’Neil
  16. The Table of Less Valued Knights, Marie Phillips
  17. The Walk Home, Rachel Seiffert
  18. The Shore, Sara Taylor ✓
  19. After Before, Jemma Wayne
  20. The Life of a Banana, PP Wong

2014

  1. A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing, Eimear McBride ✓
  2. The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt ✓
  3. Burial Rites, Hannah Kent ✓
  4. The Lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri ✓
  5. Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ✓
  6. The Undertaking, Audrey Magee ✓
  7. Margaret Atwood – MaddAddam ✓
  8. Suzanne Berne – The Dogs of Littlefield
  9. Fatima Bhutto – The Shadow of the Crescent Moon
  10. Claire Cameron – The Bear
  11. Lea Carpenter – Eleven Days
  12. M.J. Carter – The Strangler Vine
  13. Eleanor Catton – The Luminaries ✓
  14. Deborah Kay Davies – Reasons She Goes to the Woods
  15. Elizabeth Gilbert – The Signature of All Things
  16. Rachel Kushner – The Flamethrowers
  17. Charlotte Mendelson – Almost English
  18. Anna Quindlen – Still Life with Bread Crumbs
  19. Elizabeth Strout – The Burgess Boys
  20. Evie Wyld – All The Birds, Singing

2013

  1. May We Be Forgiven, A.M. Homes
  2. Life After Life, Kate Atkinson
  3. Flight Behaviour, Barbara Kingsolver
  4. Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel
  5. Where’d You Go, Bernadette, Maria Semple
  6. NW, Zadie Smith ✓
  7. The Marlowe Papers, Ros Barber
  8. The People of Forever Are Not Afraid, Shani Boianjiu
  9. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
  10. How Should A Person Be?, Sheila Heti
  11. The Red Book, Deborah Copaken
  12. Lamb, Bonnie Nadzam
  13. The Forrests, Emily Perkins
  14. Ignorance, Michèle Roberts
  15. The Innocents, Francesca Segal
  16. Honour, Elif Shafak
  17. The Light Between Oceans, M L Stedman
  18. Mateship with Birds, Carrie Tiffany
  19. Alif the Unseen, G Willow Wilson
  20. A Trick I Learned from Dead Men, Kitty Aldridge

2012

  1. The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller 
  2. State of Wonder, Ann Patchett
  3. Foreign Bodies, Cynthia Ozick
  4. Half Blood Blues, Esi Edugyan
  5. Painter of Silence, Georgina Harding
  6. The Forgotten Waltz, Anne Enright ✓
  7. Island of Wings by Karin Altenberg
  8. On the Floor by Aifric Campbell
  9. The Grief of Others by Leah Hager Cohen
  10. The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue
  11. The Flying Man by Roopa Farooki
  12. Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon
  13. Gillespie and I by Jane Harris
  14. The Translation of the Bones by Francesca Kay
  15. The Blue Book by A.L. Kennedy
  16. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  17. There but for the by Ali Smith ✓
  18. The Pink Hotel by Anna Stothard
  19. Tides of War by Stella Tillyard
  20. The Submission by Amy Waldman

2011

  1. The Tiger’s Wife, Tea Obreht 
  2. Great House, Nicole Krauss
  3. Annabel, Kathleen Winter ✓
  4. Grace Williams Says It Loud, Emma Henderson
  5. The Memory of Love, Aminatta Forna
  6. Room, Emma Donoghue
  7. Leila Aboulela – Lyrics Alley
  8. Carol Birch – Jamrach’s Menagerie
  9. Tishani Doshi – The Pleasure Seekers
  10. Louise Doughty – Whatever You Love
  11. Jennifer Egan – A Visit from the Goon Squad
  12. Tessa Hadley – The London Train
  13. Samantha Hunt – The Seas
  14. Joanna Kavenna – The Birth of Love
  15. Wendy Law-Yone – The Road to Wanting
  16. Julie Orringer – The Invisible Bridge
  17. Anne Peile – Repeat it Today with Tears
  18. Karen Russell – Swamplandia!
  19. Lola Shoneyin – The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives
  20. Roma Tearne – The Swimmer

2010

  1. The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver
  2. The White Woman on the Green Bicycle, Monique Roffey
  3. A Gate at the Stairs, Lorrie Moore
  4. Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantle ✓
  5. Black Water Rising, Attica Locke
  6. The Very Thought of You, Rosie Alison
  7. Clare Clark: Savage Lands
  8. Amanda Craig: Hearts and Minds
  9. Roopa Farooki: The Way Things Look to Me
  10. Rebecca Gowers: The Twisted Heart
  11. M.J. Hyland: This is How
  12. Sadie Jones: Small Wars
  13. Laila Lalami: Secret Son
  14. Andrea Levy: The Long Song
  15. Maria McCann: The Wilding
  16. Nadifa Mohamed: Black Mamba Boy
  17. Amy Sackville: The Still Point
  18. Kathryn Stockett: The Help
  19. Sarah Waters: The Little Stranger ✓
  20. Eleanor Catton: The Rehearsal ✓

2009

  1. Home, Marilynne Robinson ✓
  2. Burnt Shadows, Kamila Shamsie ✓
  3. The Invention of Everything Else, Samantha Hunt
  4. The Wilderness, Samantha Harvey
  5. Scottsboro, Ellen Feldman
  6. Molly Fox’s Birthday, Deirdre Madden
  7. Debra Adelaide: The Household Guide to Dying
  8. Gaynor Arnold: Girl in a Blue Dress
  9. Lissa Evans: Their Finest Hour and a Half
  10. Bernadine Evaristo: Blonde Roots
  11. Laura Fish: Strange Music
  12. V.V. Ganeshananthan: Love Marriage
  13. Allegra Goodman: Intuition
  14. Michelle de Kretser: The Lost Dog
  15. Toni Morrison: A Mercy
  16. Gina Ochsner: The Russian Dreambook of Colour and Flight
  17. Preeta Samarasan: Evening is the Whole Day
  18. Curtis Sittenfeld: American Wife
  19. Miriam Toews: The Flying Troutmans
  20. Ann Weisgarber: The Personal History of Rachel DuPree

2008

  1. The Road Home, Rose Tremain
  2. Lottery, Patricia Wood
  3. Lullabies for Little Criminals, Heather O’Neill
  4. When We Were Bad, Charlotte Mendelson
  5. Fault Lines, Nancy Huston
  6. The Outcast, Sadie Jones
  7. The Gathering by Anne Enright
  8. Monster Love by Carol Topolski
  9. The End of Mr. Yby Scarlett Thomas
  10. The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer
  11. The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak
  12. Mistress by Anita Nair
  13. In the Dark by Deborah Moggach
  14. The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam by Lauren Liebenberg
  15. Sorry by Gail Jones
  16. The Master Bedroom by Tessa Hadley
  17. The Clothes On Their Backs by Linda Grant
  18. The Keep by Jennifer Egan
  19. The Room of Lost Things by Stella Duffy
  20. The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani

2007

  1. Half of a Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  2. Digging to America, Anne Tyler
  3. The Observations, Jane Harris
  4. A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers, Xiaolu Guo
  5. The Inheritance of Loss, Kiran Desai
  6. Arlington Park, Rachel Cusk
  7. Afterwards by Rachel Seiffert
  8. Alligator by Lisa Moore
  9. Careless by Deborah Robertson
  10. Carry Me Down by M. J. Hyland
  11. The Dissident by Nell Freudenberger
  12. The Girls by Lori Lansens
  13. The Housekeeper by Melanie Wallace
  14. Over by Margaret Forster
  15. Peripheral Vision by Patricia Ferguson
  16. Poppy Shakespeare by Clare Allan
  17. Ten Days in the Hills by Jane Smiley
  18. The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney
  19. What Was Lost by Catherine O’Flynn
  20. When to Walk by Rebecca Gowers

2006

  1. On Beauty, Zadie Smith
  2. The Night Watch, Sarah Waters
  3. Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living, Carrie Tiffany
  4. The Accidental, Ali Smith
  5. Beyond Black, Hilary Mantel
  6. The History of Love, Nicole Krauss
  7. Minaret / Leila Aboulela
  8. Harbor / Lorraine Adams
  9. Disobedience / Naomi Alderman
  10. Watch Me Disappear / Jill Dawson
  11. House of Orphans / Helen Dunmore
  12. The Constant Princess / Philippa Gregory
  13. White Ghost Girls / Alice Greenaway
  14. Dreams of Speaking / Gail Jones
  15. Lost in the Forest / Sue Miller
  16. Rape: A Love Story / Joyce Carol Oates
  17. Gilead / Marilynne Robinson
  18. Prep / Curtis Sittenfeld
  19. Frangipani / Célestine Hitiura Vaite
  20. The Position / Meg Wolitzer

2005

  1.  We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lionel Shriver
  2. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, Marina Lewycka
  3. Liars and Saints, Maile Meloy
  4. The Mammoth Cheese, Sheri Holman
  5. Old Filth, Jane Gardam
  6. Billie Morgan, Joolz Denby
  7. Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
  8. The Great Stink by Clare Clark
  9. Escape Routes for Beginners by Kira Cochrane
  10. The Zigzag Way by Anita Desai
  11. Hickey Tatty by Christine Dwyer
  12. It So Happens by Patricia Ferguson
  13. Away From You by Melanie Finn
  14. The Mysteries of Glass by Sue Gee
  15. Nelson’s Daughter by Miranda Hearn
  16. Ursula, Under by Ingrid Hill
  17. Black Dirt by Nell Leyshon
  18. The Remedy by Michelle Lovric
  19. The Falls by Joyce Carol Oates
  20. The River by Tricia Wastvedt

2004

  1. Small Island, Andrea Levy
  2. The Colour, Rose Tremain
  3. Ice Road, Gillian Slovo
  4. The Great Fire, Shirley Hazard
  5. Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood ✓
  6. Purple Hibiscus, Chimanda Ngozi Adichie ✓
  7. The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
  8. The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri
  9. Brick Lane, by Monica Ali
  10. Gilgamesh, by Joan London
  11. The Flood, by Maggie Gee
  12. Kith and Kin, by Stevie Davies
  13. The Amateur Marriage, by Anne Tyler
  14. Love, by Toni Morrison
  15. The Internationals, by Sarah May
  16. A Visit from Voltaire, by Dinah Lee Küng
  17. What Was She Thinking? [Notes on a Scandal], by Zoë Heller
  18. The Electric Michelangelo, by Sarah Hall
  19. State of Happiness, by Stella Duffy
  20. The Sari Shop, by Rupa Bajwa

2003

  1. Property, Valerie Martin
  2. Buddha Da, Anne Donavan
  3. Heligoland, Shena Mackay
  4. The Little Friend, Donna Tartt
  5. The Autograph Man, Zadie Smith
  6. Unless, Carol Shields
  7. The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold
  8. When the Emperor Was Divine, by Julie Otsuka
  9. Water Street, by Crystal Wilkinson
  10. The Cutting Room, by Louise Welsh
  11. In the Forest, by Edna O’Brien
  12. The Solace of Leaving Early, by Haven Kimmel
  13. Fox Girl, by Nora Okja Keller
  14. War Crimes For The Home, by Liz Jensen
  15. What I Loved, by Siri Hustvedt
  16. What the Birds See, by Sonya Hartnett
  17. Dot in the Universe, by Lucy Ellmann
  18. English Correspondence, by Janet Davey
  19. Caramelo, by Sandra Cisneros
  20. Special, by Bella Bathurst

2002

  1. Bel Canto, Ann Patchett ✓
  2. The White Family, Maggie Gee
  3. No Bones, Anna Burns
  4. The Siege, Helen Dunmore
  5. Fingersmith, Sarah Waters
  6. A Child’s Book of True Crime, Chloe Hooper
  7. Middle Age: A Romance, by Joyce Carol Oates
  8. Five Quarters of the Orange, by Joanne Harris ✓
  9. Pop, by Kitty Aldridge
  10. The Element Of Water, by Stevie Davies
  11. The Dark Room, by Rachel Seiffert
  12. Sister Crazy, by Emma Richler
  13. The Hero’s Walk, by Anita Rau Badami
  14. La Cucina, by Lily Prior
  15. Crawling at Night, by Nani Power
  16. The Story of My Face, by Kathy Page
  17. The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd
  18. Niagara Falls All Over Again, by Elizabeth McCracken
  19. Now You See Me, by Lesley Glaister
  20. A True Story Based on Lies, by Jennifer Clement

2001

  1. The Idea of Perfection, Kate Grenville
  2. Horse Heaven, Jane Smiley
  3. Hotel World, Ali Smith
  4. Fred & Edie, Jill Dawson
  5. The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood
  6. Homestead, Rosina Lippi
  7. The Bonesetter’s Daughter, by Amy Tan
  8. Ahab’s Wife, or The Star-Gazer, by Sena Jeter Naslund
  9. The Last Samurai, by Helen DeWitt
  10. The Hiding Place, by Trezza Azzopardi
  11. The Powerbook, by Jeanette Winterson
  12. Caucasia, by Danzy Senna
  13. MotherKind, by Jayne Anne Phillips
  14. Nowhere Else on Earth, by Josephine Humphreys
  15. Dog Days, Glenn Miller Nights, by Laurie Graham
  16. The Wild, by Esther Freud
  17. Fish, Blood and Bone, by Leslie Forbes
  18. In the Casa Azul: A Novel of Revolution and Betrayal, by Meaghan Delahunt

2000

  1. When I Lived in Modern Times, Linda Grant
  2. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Rebecca Wells
  3. White Teeth, Zadie Smith
  4. The Dancers Dancing, Eílís ní Dhiubhne
  5. Amy and Isabelle, Elizabeth Strout
  6. If I Told You Once, Judy Budnitz
  7. The Translator by Leila Aboulela
  8. Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
  9. Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai
  10. A Dangerous Vine by Barbara Ewing
  11. Danny Boy by Jo-Ann Goodwin
  12. A Sin of Colour by Sunetra Gupta
  13. Born Free by Laura Hird
  14. Everything You Need by AL Kennedy
  15. The Hunter by Julia Leigh
  16. Charming Billy by Alice McDermott
  17. Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith by Gina B. Nahai
  18. Last Chance Texaco by Christine Pountney
  19. Island by Jane Rogers
  20. What the Body Remembers by Shauna Singh Baldwin

1999

  1. A Crime in the Neighborhood, Suzanne Berne
  2. The Leper’s Companion, Julia Blackburn
  3. Visible Worlds, Marilyn Bowering
  4. The Short History of a Prince, Jane Hamilton
  5. The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
  6. Paradise, Toni Morrison
  7. Evening News, by Marly Swick
  8. Comfort Woman, by Nora Okja Keller
  9. A History Of Silence, by Barbara Neil
  10. The Most Wanted, by Jacquelyn Mitchard
  11. The Giant, O’Brien, by Hilary Mantel
  12. Marchlands, by Karla Kuban
  13. The Vintner’s Luck (Vintner’s Luck, #1), by Elizabeth Knox
  14. Buxton Spice, by Oonya Kempadoo
  15. Trumpet, by Jackie Kay
  16. Restitution, by Maureen Duffy
  17. Crocodile Soup, by Julia Darling
  18. In a Fishbone Church, by Catherine Chidgey
  19. The Voyage of the Narwhal, by Andrea Barrett
  20. Master Georgie, by Beryl Bainbridge

1998

  1. Larry’s Party, Carol Shields
  2. Lives of the Monster Dogs, Kirsten Bakis
  3. The Ventriloquist’s Tale, Pauline Melville
  4. The Magician’s Assistant, Ann Patchett
  5. Love Like Hate Adore, Deirdre Purcell
  6. The Weight of Water, Anita Shreve
  7. The House Gun, by Nadine Gordimer
  8. Baby Love (Evangeline Gower, #1), by Louisa Young
  9. The Underpainter, by Jane Urquhart
  10. Impossible Saints, by Michèle Roberts
  11. Black and Blue, by Anna Quindlen
  12. The Orchard, by Drusilla Modjeska
  13. Undiscovered Country, by Christina Koning
  14. Ark Baby, by Liz Jensen
  15. Round Rock, by Michelle Huneven
  16. The Breaking, by Kathryn Heyman
  17. The Agüero Sisters, by Cristina García
  18. Summer At Gaglow, by Esther Freud
  19. Man or Mango?, by Lucy Ellmann
  20. Bitter Grounds, by Sandra Benitez

1997

  1. Fugitive Pieces, Anne Michael
  2. Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood
  3. One by One in the Darkness, Deirdre Madden
  4. I Was Amelia Earhart, Jane Mendelsohn
  5. Accordion Crimes, Annie Proulx
  6. Hen’s Teeth, Manda Scott
  7. Fall on Your Knees, by Ann-Marie MacDonald
  8. Red Leaves, by Paullina Simons
  9. All the Blood is Red, by Leone Ross
  10. The Cast Iron Shore, by Linda Grant
  11. The Frequency of Souls, by Mary Kay Zuravleff
  12. Gut Symmetries, by Jeanette Winterson
  13. Anita and Me, by Meera Syal
  14. With Child (Kate Martinelli, #3), by Laurie R. King
  15. The Autobiography of My Mother, by Jamaica Kincaid
  16. The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, by Siri Hustvedt
  17. The Last Thing He Wanted, by Joan Didion
  18. Death Comes for Peter Pan, by Joan Brady
  19. The Mistress of Spices, by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  20. Every Man for Himself, by Beryl Bainbridge

1996

  1. A Spell of Winter, Helen Dunmore
  2. The Book of Colour, Julia Blackburn
  3. Spinsters, Pagan Kennedy
  4. The Hundred Secret Senses, Amy Tan
  5. Ladder of Years, Anne Tyler
  6. Eveless Eden, Marianne Wiggins
  7. Mother of Pearl, by Mary Morrissy
  8. The Love Letter, by Cathleen Schine
  9. Promised Lands, by Jane Rogers
  10. Never Far From Nowhere, by Andrea Levy
  11. So I Am Glad: A Novel, by A.L. Kennedy
  12. Egg Dancing, by Liz Jensen
  13. The Passion of Alice, by Stephanie Grant
  14. The Private Parts Of Women, by Lesley Glaister
  15. The Blue Flower, by Penelope Fitzgerald
  16. Keeping Up with Magda, by Isla Dewar
  17. The Rape of Sita, by Lindsey Collen
  18. Official and Doubtful, by Ajay Close
  19. The Ghost Road (Regeneration, #3), by Pat Barker
  20. River Lines, by Elspeth Sandys

Desmond Elliott Prize

The Desmond Elliott Prize is an annual award for the best debut novel written in English and published in the UK. Below you will only find the list of books written by women shortlisted for the prize (full list: here). The winner for each year is highlighted. Read books are marked as (✓). Reviews, when available, are linked below. I have crossed off a few books which do not interest me from the list.

2016

  • The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney 
  • The House at the Edge of the World by Julia Rochester

2015

  • Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller
  • Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
  • A Song for Issy Bradley by Carys Bray

2014

2013

  • The Marlowe Papers by Ros Barber 
  • The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan

2012

  • The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen 
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

2011

  • Saraswati Park by Anjali Joseph

2010

  • Before the Earthquake by Maria Allen

2009

  • A Girl Made of Dust by Nathalie Abi-Ezzi

2008

  • Gifted by Nikita Lalwani

Goldsmiths Prize

The Goldsmiths Prize is a British literary award for fiction that “opens up new possibilities for the novel form”. It is limited to UK and Irish authors and books must be published by a UK-based publisher. Below you will only find the list of books written by women shortlisted for the prize (full list: here). The winner for each year is highlighted. Read books are marked as (✓). Reviews, when available, are linked below. I have crossed off a few books which do not interest me from the list.

2016

  • Rachel Cusk, Transit
  • Eimear McBride, The Lesser Bohemians ✓
  • Anakana Schofield, Martin John
  • Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun
  • Deborah Levy, Hot Milk 

2015

  • Only men were shortlisted.

2014

2013


Nobel Prize in Literature

The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded annually to an author from any country who has, in the words of the will of Alfred Nobel, produced “in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction”. Below you will only find the list of women writers who won the prize (full list: here). Read authors are marked as (✓). Reviews, when available, are linked below.

  • 2015 – Svetlana Alexievich
  • 2013 – Alice Munro ✓
    • Dance of the Happy Shades (1968)
    • Lives of Girls and Women (1971)
    • The Moons of Jupiter (1982)
    • Runaway (2004)
    • Too Much Happiness (2009)
    • Dear Life: Stories (2012)
  • 2009 – Herta Müller ✓
    • Nadirs (1982)
    • Traveling on One Leg (1989)
    • The Land of Green Plums (1993)
    • The Appointment (1997)
  • 2007 – Doris Lessing ✓
    • The Grass is Singing (1950)
    • African Stories (1964)
    • Under My Skin: Volume One of My Autobiography, to 1949 (1994)
    • Walking in the Shade: Volume Two of My Autobiography–1949-1962 (1997)
  • 2004 – Elfriede Jelinek ✓
    • Women as Lovers (1975)
  • 1996 – Wislawa Szymborska ✓
    • View With a Grain of Sand: Selected Poems (1995)
    • Poems New and Collected (1998)
    • Here (2010)
  • 1993 – Toni Morrison ✓
    • The Bluest Eye (1970)
    • Sula (1973)
    • Song of Solomon (1977)
    • Beloved (1987)
  • 1991 – Nadine Gordimer
  • 1966 – Nelly Sachs ✓
    • O the Chimneys: Selected Poems, Including the Verse Play, Eli (1967)
  • 1945 – Gabriela Mistral ✓
    • Selected Poems (1941)
  • 1938 – Pearl Buck ✓
    • The Good Earth (1931)
  • 1928 – Sigrid Undset ✓
    • The Wreath (Kristin Lavransdatter #1, 1920)
    • The Wife (Kristin Lavransdatter #2, 1921)
    • The Cross (Kristin Lavransdatter #3, 1922)
  • 1926 – Grazia Deledda
  • 1909 – Selma Lagerlöf

The Folio Prize

The Folio Prize was given to an English-language book of fiction published in the UK by an author from any country. Below you will only find the list of books written by women shortlisted for the prize (full list: here). The winner for each year is highlighted. Read books are marked as (✓). Reviews, when available, are linked below. I have crossed off a few books which do not interest me from the list.

2015

  • Rachel Cusk, Outline
  • Jenny Offill, Dept. of Speculation
  • Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Dust
  • Ali Smith, How to Be Both  ✓
  • Miriam Toews, All My Puny Sorrows

2014

  • Anne Carson, Red Doc
  • Amity Gaige, Schroder
  • Jane Gardam, Last Friends
  • Rachel Kushner, The Flame Throwers
  • Eimear McBride, A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing ✓

Costa Book Awards

The Costa Book Awards are a set of annual literary awards recognising English-language books by writers based in Britain and Ireland. Below you will only find the list of books written by women who won the prize (full list: here). Read books are marked as (✓). Reviews, when available, are linked below. I have crossed off a few books which do not interest me from the list.

2015

  • Novel: Kate Atkinson, A God in Ruins
  • Biography: Andrea Wulf, The Invention of Nature

2014

  • Novel Award — Ali Smith,  How to Be Both  ✓
  • First Novel Award — Emma Healey, Elizabeth is Missing
  • Biography Award — Helen Macdonald, H is for Hawk

2013

  • Novel Award — Kate Atkinson, Life after Life
  • Biography Award — Lucy Hughes-Hallet, The Pike
  • Short Story Award – Angela Readman, “The Keeper of the Jackalopes”

2012

  • First Novel Award — Francesca Segal, The Innocents
  • Novel Award — Hilary Mantel, Bring up the Bodies
  • Poetry Award — Kathleen Jamie, The Overhaul
  • Biography Award — Mary Talbot and Bryan Talbot, Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes
  • Short Story Award — Avril Joy, “Millie and Bird”

2011

  • First Novel Award — Christie Watson, Tiny Sunbirds Far Away
  • Poetry Award — Carol Ann Duffy, The Bees

2010

  • First Novel Award — Kishwar Desai, Witness the Night
  • Novel Award — Maggie O’Farrell, The Hand That First Held Mine
  • Poetry Award — Jo Shapcott, Of Mutability

2009

  • No woman

2008

  • First Novel Award — Sadie Jones, The Outcast
  • Biography Award — Diana Athill, Somewhere Towards the End

2007

  • First Novel Award – Catherine O’Flynn, What Was Lost
  • Novel Award — A.L. Kennedy, Day
  • Poetry Award — Jean Sprackland, Tilt

2006

  • First Novel Award – Stef Penney, The Tenderness of Wolves

2005

  • Novel Award – Ali Smith, The Accidental
  • Biography Award – Hilary Spurling, Matisse the Master

2004

  • First Novel Award – Susan Fletcher, Eve Green ✓
  • Novel Award – Andrea Levy, Small Island

2003

  • No woman

2002

  • Biography Award – Claire Tomalin, Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self

2001

  • Poetry Award – Selima Hill, Bunny
  • Biography Award – Diana Souhami, Selkirk’s Island

2000

  • First Novel Award – Zadie Smith, White Teeth
  • Biography Award – Lorna Sage, Bad Blood – A Memoir

Pulitzer for Fiction

The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction is one of the seven American Pulitzer Prizes that are annually awarded for Letters, Drama, and Music. It recognizes distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life, published during the preceding calendar year. Below you will only find the list of books written by women shortlisted for the prize (full list: here). The winner for each year is highlighted. Read books are marked as (✓). Reviews, when available, are linked below. I have crossed off a few books which do not interest me from the list.

2016

  • Get in Trouble: Stories, by Kelly Link
  • Maud’s Line, by Margaret Verble

2015

  • The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami
  • Lovely, Dark, Deep by Joyce Carol Oates

2014

  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

2013

  • The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

2012 – No award given

  • Swamplandia! by Karen Russell

2011

  • A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

2010

  • Love in Infant Monkeys by Lydia Millet

2009

  • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  • The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
  • All Souls by Christine Schutt

2008

  • Shakespeare’s Kitchen by Lore Segal

2007

  • After This by Alice McDermott

2006

  • March by Geraldine Brooks

2005

  • Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

2004

  • American Woman by Susan Choi
  • Evidence of Things Unseen by Marianne Wiggins

2003

  • Servants of the Map: Stories by Andrea Barrett

2002

  • No woman shortlisted.

2001

  • Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates
  • The Quick and the Dead by Joy Williams

2000

  • Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri 
  • Close Range: Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx

1999

  •  The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

1998

  • No woman shortlisted

1997

  • Unlocking the Air and Other Stories by Ursula K. LeGuin
  • The Manikin by Joanna Scott

1996

  • No woman shortlisted

1995

  • The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
  • What I Lived For by Joyce Carol Oates
  • The Collected Stories by Grace Paley

1994

  • The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx

1993

  • At Weddings and Wakes by Alice McDermott
  • Black Water by Joyce Carol Oates

1992

  • A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

1991

  • Mean Spirit by Linda Hogan

1990

  • No woman

1989

  • Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler

1988

  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • Persian Nights by Diane Johnson
  • That Night by Alice McDermott

1987

  • No woman

1986

  • The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

1985

  • Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie
  • I Wish This War Were Over by Diana O’Hehir

1984

  • No woman

1983

  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler

1982

  • Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

1981 – 1974

  • No woman

1973

  • The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty

1972- 1971

  • No woman

1970

  • Collected Stories by Jean Stafford

1969 – 1967

  • No woman

1966 

  • Collected Stories by Katherine Anne Porter

1965

  • The Keepers Of The House by Shirley Ann Grau

1964-1962

  • No woman

1961

  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

1960 – 1958

  • No woman

1957 – No Award

  • The Voice At The Back Door by Elizabeth Spencer

1956-1943

  • No woman

1942

  • In This Our Life by Ellen Glasgow

1941 – 1940

  • No woman

1939

  • The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

1938

  • No woman

1937

  • Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

1936

  • No woman

1935

  • Now in November by Josephine Winslow Johnson

1934

  • Lamb in His Bosom by Caroline Miller

1933

  • No woman

1932

  • The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

1931

  • Years of Grace by Margaret Ayer Barnes

1930

  • No woman

1929

  • Scarlet Sister Mary by Julia Peterkin

1928 – 1926

  • No woman

1925

  • So Big by Edna Ferber

1924

  • The Able McLaughlins by Margaret Wilson

1923

  • One of Ours by Willa Cather

1922

  • No woman

1921

  • The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

1920 – 1917

  • No woman

T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry

The T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry was for many years awarded by the Poetry Book Society (UK) to “the best collection of new verse in English first published in the UK or the Republic of Ireland” in any particular year. Below you will only find the list of books written by women shortlisted for the prize (full list: here). The winner for each year is highlighted. Read books are marked as (✓). Reviews, when available, are linked below. I have crossed off a few books which do not interest me from the list.

2016

  • Void Studies by Rachael Boast
  • Measures of Expatriation by Vahni Capildeo
  • Falling Awake by Alice Oswald
  • Say Something Back by Denise Riley
  • Every Little Sound by Ruby Robinson
  • The Remedies by Katharine Towers

2015

  • Not in this World by Tracey Herd
  • Jutland by Selima Hill
  • Loop of Jade by Sarah Howe
  • Beauty/Beauty by Rebecca Perry
  • Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

2014

  • Bright Travellers by Fiona Benson
  • Faithful and Virtuous Night by Louise Glück
  • Learning to Make an Oud in Nazareth by Ruth Padel
  • Fauverie by Pascale Petit
  • When God is a Traveller by Arundhathi Subramaniam

2013

  • Speak, Old Parrot by Dannie Abse
  • At the Time of Partition by Moniza Alvi
  • Red Doc > by Anne Carson
  • Parallax by Sinéad Morrissey
  • Division Street by Helen Mort

2012

  • Ice by Gillian Clarke
  • The World’s Two Smallest Humans by Julia Copus
  • P L A C E by Jorie Graham
  • The Overhaul by Kathleen Jamie
  • Stag’s Leap by Sharon Olds
  • Burying the Wren by Deryn Rees-Jones

2011

  • Memorial by Alice Oswald, Faber (withdrawn by the author in protest)
  • The Bees by Carol Ann Duffy
  • Profit and Loss by Leontia Flynn
  • Grace by Esther Morgan

2010

  • The Mirabelles by Annie Freud
  • What the Water Gave Me by Pascale Petit
  • Rough Music, by Fiona Sampson
2009
  • The Sun-fish by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
  • Over by Jane Draycott
  • Through the Square Window by Sinéad Morrissey
  • One Secret Thing by Sharon Olds
  • Weeds & Wild Flowers by Alice Oswald
2008
  • Moniza Alvi, Europa
  • Ciarán Carson, For All We Know
  • Maura Dooley, Life Under Water
  • Jen Hadfield, Nigh-No-Place
  • Glyn Maxwell, Hide Now
2007
  • Sophie Hannah, Pessimism for Beginners
  • Mimi Khalvati, The Meanest Flower
  • Frances Leviston, Public Dream
  • Sarah Maguire, The Pomegranates of Kandahar
  • Fiona Sampson, Common Prayer
2006
  • Jane Hirshfield, After
  • Penelope Shuttle, Redgrove’s Wife
2005
  • Polly Clark, Take Me with You
  • Carol Ann Duffy, Rapture
  • Helen Farish, Intimates
  • Sinéad Morrissey, The State of the Prisons
  • Alice Oswald, Woods etc
  • Pascale Petit, The Huntress
  • Sheenagh Pugh, The Movement of Bodies
2004
  • Colette Bryce, The Full Indian Rope Trick
  • Kathryn Gray, The Never Never
  • Kathleen Jamie, The Tree House
  • Ruth Padel, The Soho Leopard
2003
  • Lavinia Greenlaw, Minsk
  • Jean Sprackland, Hard Water
2002
  • Sinéad Morrissey, Between Here and There
  • Alice Oswald, Dart
  • Ruth Padel, Voodoo Shop
2001
  • Gillian Allnutt, Lintel
  • Anne Carson, The Beauty of the Husband
  • Selima Hill, Bunny
  • Pascale Petit, The Zoo Father

Man Booker International Prize

From 2005 until 2015, the award was given every two years to a living author of any nationality for a body of work published in English or generally available in English translation. Beginning in 2016, the award is now given annually to a single book in English translation. Below you will only find the list of books I want to read (full list: here). Shorlisted books are in italics, and the winner for each year is highlighted. Read books are marked as (✓). Reviews, when available, are linked below. I have crossed off the DNF books.

2017

  • Compass, by Mathias Énard (France)
  • A Horse Walks Into a Bar, by David Grossman (Israel)
  • The Unseen, by Roy Jacobsen (Norway)
  • Mirror, Shoulder, Signal, by Dorthe Nors (Denmark)
  • Judas, by Amos Oz (Israel)
  • Fever Dream, by Samanta Schweblin (Argentina)
  • Swallowing Mercury, by Wioletta Greg (Poland)
  • War and Turpentine, by Stefan Hertmans (Belgium)
  • Fish Have No Feet, by Jón Kalman Stefánsson (Iceland)
  • The Explosion Chronicles, by Yan Lianke (China)
  • Bricks and Mortar, by Clemens Meyer (Germany)

2016

  • The Vegetarian, by Han Kang (South Korea) ✓
  • A General Theory of Oblivion. by José Eduardo Agualusa (Angola)
  • The Story of the Lost Child, by Elena Ferrante (Italy) ✓
  • The Four Books, by Yan Lianke (China)
  • A Strangeness in My Mind, by Orhan Pamuk (Turkey)
  • A Whole Life, by Robert Seethaler (Austria)
  • Mend the Living, by Maylis de Kerangal (France)
  • Man Tiger, by Eka Kurniawan (Indonesia)
  • Tram 83, by Fiston Mwanza Mujila (Democratic Republic of Congo)
  • A Cup of Rage, by Raduan Nassar (Brazil)
  • Ladivine, by Marie NDiaye (France)
  • Death by Water, by Kenzaburō Ōe (Japan)
  • White Hunger, by Aki Ollikainen (Finland)

2015

  • László Krasznahorkai (Hungary)
  • César Aira (Argentina)
  • Hoda Barakat (Lebanon)
  • Fanny Howe (U.S.A.)
  • Marlene van Niekerk (South Africa)

2013

  • Lydia Davis (US) 
    • Break It Down (1986)
    • The End of the Story  (1994)
    • Almost No Memory (1997)
    • Samuel Johnson Is Indignant (2001)
    • Varieties of Disturbance (2007)
  • Marie NDiaye (France) ✓
    • My Heart Hemmed In (Mon cœur à l’étroit, 2007)
  • Marilynne Robinson (US) ✓
  • Vladimir Sorokin (Russia)

2011

  • Philip Roth (US) ✓
    • American Pastoral (1997)
  • Wang Anyi (China)
  • Dacia Maraini (Italy)
  • Philip Pullman (UK)
  • Su Tong (China)
  • Anne Tyler (US) ✓

2009

  • Alice Munro (Canada) 
    • Dance of the Happy Shades (1968)
    • Lives of Girls and Women (1971)
    • The Moons of Jupiter (1982)
    • Runaway (2004)
    • Too Much Happiness (2009)
    • Dear Life: Stories (2012)
  • Peter Carey (Australia)
  • Mahasweta Devi (India)
  • Arnošt Lustig (Czech Republic)
  • Joyce Carol Oates (US) ✓
    • Little Bird of Heaven (2007)
  • Antonio Tabucchi (Italy)
  • Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o (Kenya)
  • Dubravka Ugrešić (Croatia)
  • Lyudmila Ulitskaya (Russia) ✓
    • Sonechka and Other Stories (1994)

2007

  • Chinua Achebe (Nigeria)
  • Margaret Atwood (Canada) ✓
    • Selected Poems: 1965-1975 (1976)
    • Wilderness Tips (1991)
    • Oryx and Crake (2003)
    • The Penelopiad (2005)
    • The Year of the Flood (2009)
    • MaddAddam (2013)
    • Hag-Seed (2016)
  • John Banville (Ireland) ✓
    • The Sea (2005)
  • Doris Lessing (UK) ✓
    • The Grass is Singing (1950)
    • African Stories (1964)
    • Under My Skin: Volume One of My Autobiography, to 1949 (1994)
    • Walking in the Shade: Volume Two of My Autobiography–1949-1962 (1997)
  • Michael Ondaatje (Sri Lanka/Canada) ✓
    • Michael Ondaatje (2007)
  • Amos Oz (Israel) ✓
    • My Michael (1968)
    • Don’t Call It Night (1994)
    • The Same Sea (1999)

2005

  • Ismail Kadare (Albania)
  • Saul Bellow (US)
  • Cynthia Ozick (US)  ✓
    • The Shawl (1989)
  • Muriel Spark (UK)
  • John Updike (US)