Our all-time favourite Booker Prize-winning and nominated novels
We take a look at some of our favourite Booker Prize-winning novels from previous years, and the nominees we love, from Eric Vuillard's International Booker Prize-shortlisted The War of the Poor, to 2020's Booker Prize Winner Shuggie Bain.
Last year, Douglas Stuart's debut novel Shuggie Bain was announced as the winner of the 2020 Booker Prize. Chair of the Booker judges, Margaret Busby, described the book as 'destined to be a classic' and shared that it took just an hour for the judges to come to a unanimous decision.
This year proves to be another astonishing year of literary releases, with Eric Vuillard's tale of one of history's most brutal episodes, War of the Poor, being selected for the 2021 International Booker Prize shortlist.
Over the years we've been fortunate enough to have four of our authors claim the overall prize, as well as many more on the long and shortlists. So, to celebrate Douglas's inspirational win and Eric's recent shortlist announcement, we decided to take a look at some of our favourite past winners and nominees of the revered Booker Prizes.
'a blazing fire of a book. It's furious, beautiful, full of energy. It actually feels dangerous.'