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The Luminaries

2013 Man Booker Prize for Fiction

Man Booker Prize for Fiction! This esteemed book award is given to the finest book of fiction of the year and in 2013 The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton takes the prize. Taking place in the 1866 New Zealand goldfields, Walter Moody arrives with high hopes for riches but soon finds himself entrenched in a mysterious string of unsolved crmies consuming the small town. This novel is both a gripping mystery and ghost story but most importantly a wonderful piece of historical fiction.


Caldecott Medal | Man Booker Prize | National Book Awards | National Book Critics Circle Awards | Newbery Medal | Nobel Prize | PEN/Faulkner Award | Pulitzer Prize

Man Booker Prize for Fiction Winners


The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

The Luminaries, by Eleanor Catton

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The Gathering, by Anne Enright

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On Chesil Beach , by Ian McEwan

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The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst

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Bitter Fruit , by Achmat Dangor

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Number 9 Dream , by David Mitchell

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Hotel World , by Ali Smith


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The Hiding Place , by Trezza Azzopardi

The Keepers of Truth , by Michael Collins

When We Were Orphans , by Kazuo Ishiguro

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The Deposition of Father McGreevy , by Brian O'Doherty


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Fasting, Feasting , by Anita Desai

Headlong , by Michael Frayn

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The Map of Love , by Ahdaf Soueif

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Master Georgie , by Beryl Bainbridge

England, England , by Julian Barnes

The Industry of Souls , by Martin Booth

Breakfast on Pluto , by Patrick McCabe

The Restraint of Beasts , by Magnus Mills


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The Essence of the Thing , by Madeleine St. John

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The Underground Man , by Mick Jackson

Europa , by Tim Parks

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Last Orders, by Graham Swift

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Every Man for Himself , by Beryl Bainbridge

Alias Grace , by Margaret Atwood

Reading in the Dark , by Seamus Deane

A Fine Balance , by Rohinton Mistry

The Orchard on Fire , by Shena Mackay


The Ghost Road, by Pat Barker

The Ghost Road , by Pat Barker (Winner)

In Every Face I Meet , by Justin Cartwright

The Moor's Last Sigh , by Salman Rushdie

Morality Play , by Barry Unsworth

The Riders , by Tim Winton


How Late It Was, How Late, by James Kelman

How Late It Was, How Late , by James Kelman (Winner)

Beside the Ocean of Time , by George MacKay Brown

Reef , by Romesh Gunesekera

Paradise , by Abdulrazak Gurnah

The Folding Star , by Alan Hollinghurst

Knowledge of Angels , by Jill Paton Walsh


Paddy Clark Ha Ha Ha, by Roddy Doyle

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Crossing the River by Caryl Phillips

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The Butcher Boy , by Patrick McCabe

Black Dogs , by Ian McEwan

Daughters of the House , by Michele Roberts


The Famished Road, by Ben Okri

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No Country for Young Men , by Julia O'Faolain

Pascali's Island , by Barry Unsworth


Offshore, by Penelope Fitzgerald

Offshore , by Penelope Fitzgerald (Winner)

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The Bookshop , by Penelope Fitzgerald

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A Five-Year Sentence , by Bernice Rubens


Staying On, by Paul Scott

Staying On , by Paul Scott (Winner)

Peter Smart's Confessions , by Paul Bailey

Great Granny Webster , by Caroline Blackwood

Shadows on Our Skin , by Jennifer Johnston

The Road to Lichfield , by Penelope Lively

Quartet in Autumn , by Barbara Pym


Saville , by David Storey (Winner)

An Instant in the Wind , by Andre Brink

Rising , by R.C. Hutchinson

The Doctor's Wife , by Brian Moore

King Fisher Lives , by Julian Rathbone

The Children of Dynmouth , by William Trevor


Heat and Dust, by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Heat and Dust , by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (Winner)

Gossip from the Forest , by Thomas Keneally


The Conservationist, by Nadine Gordimer

The Conservationist , by Nadine Gordimer (Co-winner)

Holiday , by Stanley Middleton (Co-winner)

Ending Up , by Kingsley Amis

The Bottle Factory Outing , by Beryl Bainbridge

In Their Wisdom , by C.P. Snow


The Siege of Krishnapur, by J.G. Farrell

The Siege of Krishnapur , by J.G. Farrell (Winner)

The Dressmaker , by Beryl Bainridge

The Green Equinox , by Elizabeth Mavor

The Black Prince , by Iris Murdoch


G, by John Berger

G , by John Berger (Winner)

Bird of Night , by Susan Hill

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith , by Thomas Keneally

Pasmore , by David Storey


In a Free State, by V.S. Naipaul

In a Free State , by V.S. Naipaul (Winner)

The Big Chapel , by Thomas Kilroy

Briefing for a Descent into Hell , by Doris Lessing

St. Urban's Horseman , by Mordecai Richler

Goshawk Squadron , by Derek Robinson

Mrs Palfrey at the Clairmont , by Elizabeth Taylor


The Elected Member, by Bernice Rubens

The Elected Member , by Bernice Rubens (Winner)

John Brown's Body , by A.L. Barker

Eva Trout , by Elizabeth Bowen

Bruno's Dream , by Iris Murdoch

Mrs. Eckdorf in O'Neill's Hotel , by William Trevor

The Conjunction , by T. Wheeler


Something to Answer For , by P. H. Newby (Winner)

Figures in a Landscape , by Barry England

The Impossible Object , by Nicholas Mosley

The Nice and the Good , by Iris Murdoch

The Public Image , by Muriel Spark

From Scenes Like These , by G.M. Williams

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