Best Novel Awards

Theft by Peter Carey
Gathering the Water by Robert Edric
Get a Life by Nadine Gordimer
The Secret River by Kate Grenville
Carry Me Down by M J Hyland
Kalooki Nights by Howard Jacobson
Seven Lies by James Lasdun
The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson
So Many Ways to Begin by Jon McGregor
In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar
The Emperor’s Children by Claire Messud
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
The Perfect Man by Naeem Murr
Be Near Me by Andrew O’Hagan
The Testament of Gideon Mack by James Robertson
Mother’s Milk by Edward St. Aubyn
The Ruby in Her Navel by Barry Unsworth
The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai (winner)

This Thing of Darkness by Harry Thompson
This Is the Country by William Wall
The People’s Act of Love by James Meek
Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie
The Accidental by Ali Smith
On Beauty by Zadie Smith
A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry
Slow Man by J M Coetzee
In the Fold by Rachel Cusk
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
All for Love by Dan Jacobson
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel
Saturday by Ian McEwan
The Harmony Silk Factory by Tash Aw
Arthur And George by Julian Barnes
The Sea by John Banville (winner)

Cherry by Matt Thorne
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Maps for Lost Lovers by Nadeem Aslam
Clear: A Transparent Novel by Nicola Barker
The Island Walkers by John Bemrose
Havoc: In Its Third Year by Ronan Bennett
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Always the Sun by Neil Cross
Bitter Fruit by Achmat Dangor
Becoming Strangers by Louise Dean
The Master by Colm Tóibín
I’ll Go to Bed at Noon by Gerard Woodward
Sixty Lights by Gail Jones
Snowleg by Nicholas Shakespeare
The Unnumbered by Sam North
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Cooking with Fernet Branca by James Hamilton-Paterson
The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard
The Honeymoon by Justin Haythe
The Electric Michelangelo by Sarah Hall
A Blade of Grass by Lewis Desoto
The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst (winner)

Brick Lane by Monica Ali
Oryx And Crake by Margaret Atwood
The Good Doctor by Damon Galgut
Notes on a Scandal by Zoë Heller
Astonishing Splashes of Colour by Clare Morrall
Vernon God Little by D B C Pierre (winner)

Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry
Unless by Carol Shields
The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor
Dirt Music by Tim Winton
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Life of Pi by Yann Martel (winner)

Atonement by Ian McEwan
Oxygen by Andrew Miller
Number9dream by David Mitchell
The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert
Hotel World by Ali Smith
True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey (winner)

The Hiding Place by Trezza Azzopardi
The Keepers of Truth by Michael Collins
When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro
English Passengers by Matthew Kneale
The Deposition of Father McGreevy by Brian O’Doherty
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood (winner)

Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai
Headlong by Michael Frayn
Our Fathers by Andrew O’Hagan
The Map of Love by Ahdaf Soueif
The Blackwater Lightship by Colm Tóibín
Disgrace by J M Coetzee (winner)

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
Amsterdam by Ian McEwan (winner)

Quarantine by Jim Crace
The Underground Man by Mick Jackson
Grace Notes by Bernard MacLaverty
Europa by Tim Parks
The Essence of the Thing by Madeleine St John
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (winner)

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
Every Man for Himself by Beryl Bainbridge
Reading in the Dark by Seamus Deane
The Orchard on Fire by Shena Mackay
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
Last Orders by Graham Swift (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
The Ghost Road by Pat Barker (winner)

Paradise by Abdulrazak Gurnah
The Folding Star by Alan Hollinghurst
Beside the Ocean of Time by George MacKay Brown
Knowledge of Angels by Jill Paton Walsh
How Late It Was, How Late by James Kelman (winner)

Under the Frog by Tibor Fischer
Scar Tissue by Michael Ignatieff
Crossing the River by Caryl Phillips
Remembering Babylon by David Malouf
The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
Paddy Clarke, Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle (winner)

Serenity House by Christopher Hope
The Butcher Boy by Patrick McCabe
Daughters of the House by Michèle Roberts
Black Dogs by Ian McEwan
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje (winner)
Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth (winner)

Time’s Arrow: Or the Nature of the Offense by Martin Amis
The Van by Roddy Doyle
The Redundancy of Courage by Timothy Mo
Reading Turgenev by William Trevor
Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry
The Famished Road by Ben Okri (winner)

An Awfully Big Adventure by Beryl Bainbridge
The Gate of Angels by Penelope Fitzgerald
Amongst Women by John McGahern
Lies of Silence by Brian Moore
Solomon Gursky Was Here by Mordecai Richler
Possession: A Romance by Antonia S Byatt (winner)

Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood
The Book of Evidence by John Banville
Jigsaw by Sybille Bedford
A Disaffection by James Kelman
Restoration by Rose Tremain
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (winner)

Utz by Bruce Chatwin
The Beginning of Spring by Penelope Fitzgerald
Nice Work by David Lodge
The Lost Father by Marina Warner
The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey (winner)

Anthills of the Savannah by Chinua Achebe
Chatterton by Peter Ackroyd
Circles of Deceit by Nina Bawden
The Colour of Blood by Brian Moore
The Book and the Brotherhood by Iris Murdoch
Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively (winner)

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Gabriel’s Lament by Paul Bailey
What’s Bred in the Bone by Robertson Davies
An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
An Insular Possession by Timothy Mo
The Old Devils by Kingsley Amis (winner)

Illywhacker by Peter Carey
The Battle of Pollocks Crossing by J L Carr
The Good Terrorist by Doris Lessing
Last Letters from Hav by Jan Morris
The Good Apprentice by Iris Murdoch
The Bone People by Keri Hulme (winner)

Empire of the Sun by J G Ballard
Flaubert’s Parrot by Julian Barnes
In Custody by Anita Desai
According to Mark by Penelope Lively
Small World: An Academic Romance by David Lodge
Hotel Du Lac by Anita Brookner (winner)

Rates of Exchange by Malcolm Bradbury
Flying to Nowhere by John Fuller
The Illusionist by Anita Mason
Waterland by Graham Swift
Shame by Salman Rushdie
The Life and Times of Michael K by J M Coetzee (winner)

Silence Among the Weapons by John Arden
An Ice-Cream War by William Boyd
Constance or Solitary Practices by Lawrence Durrell
The 27th Kingdom by Alice Thomas Ellis
Sour Sweet by Timothy Mo
Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally (winner)

Good Behaviour by Molly Keane
The Sirian Experiments: The Report by Ambien II, of the Five by Doris Lessing
Rhine Journey by Ann Schlee
The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan
The White Hotel by D M Thomas
Loitering with Intent by Muriel Spark
Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie (winner)

Earthly Powers by Anthony Burgess
The Beggar Maid by Alice Munro
Clear Light of Day by Anita Desai
Pascali’s Island by Barry Unsworth
No Country for Young Men by Julia O’Faolain
A Month in the Country by J L Carr
Rites of Passage by William Golding (winner)

Confederates by Thomas Keneally
A Bend in the River by V S Naipaul
Joseph by Julian Rathbone
Praxis by Fay Weldon
Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald (winner)

Jake’s Thing by Kingsley Amis
Rumours of Rain by André Brink
God on the Rocks by Jane Gardam
A Five Year Sentence by Bernice Rubens
The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald
The Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch (winner)

Peter Smart’s Confessions by Paul Bailey
Great Granny Webster by Caroline Blackwood
The Road to Lichfield by Penelope Lively
Shadows on our Skin by Jennifer Johnston
Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym
Staying On by Paul Scott (winner)

An Instant in the Wind by André Brink
Rising by R C Hutchinson
The Doctor’s Wife by Brian Moore
The Children of Dynmouth by William Trevor
King Fisher Lives by Julian Rathbone
Saville by David Storey (winner)

Gossip from the Forest by Thomas Keneally
Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (winner)

The Bottle Factory Outing by Beryl Bainbridge
In Their Wisdom by C P Snow
Ending Up by Kingsley Amis
Holiday by Stanley Middleton (winner)
The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer (winner)

The Dressmaker by Beryl Bainbridge
The Green Equinox by Elizabeth Mavor
The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch
The Siege of Krishnapur by J G Farrell (winner)

The Bird of Night by Susan Hill
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith by Thomas Keneally
Pasmore by David Storey
G. by John Berger (winner)

The Big Chapel by Thomas Kilroy
Goshawk Squadron by Derek Robinson
St Urbain’s Horseman by Mordecai Richler
Briefing for a Descent into Hell by Doris Lessing
Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor
In a Free State by V S Naipaul (winner)

John Brown’s Body by A L Barker
The Conjunction by T W Wheeler
Mrs Eckdorf in O’Neill’s Hotel by William Trevor
Bruno’s Dream by Iris Murdoch
Eva Trout: or, Changing Scenes by Elizabeth Bowen
The Elected Member by Bernice Rubens (winner)

Figures in a Landscape by Barry England
The Nice And the Good by Iris Murdoch
From Scenes like These by G M Williams
The Public Image by Muriel Spark
Something to Answer for by P H Newby (winner)