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Man Booker Prize Winners (1997-2014)

by Liz Olson

The Man Booker Prize honors the best work of fiction written in English by a citizen of a current or former British Commonwealth country. In 2014, American authors became eligible for the prize. Considered Britain's most prestigious literary prize, the Booker is presented each October or November by the National Book League in the United Kingdom. In 2002, the purse increased from $30,000 to $75,000.

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The God of Small Things (1997)
By Arundhati Roy


In this semi-autobiographical story set in India, fraternal twins Rahel and Estha become victims of circumstance. Roy portrays family tragedy and drama, cultural expectations and restrictions, and politics through the unguarded, innocent observation of children.

Fun Fact: The title The God of Small Things refers to the character Velutha, a family handyman.

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By Ian McEwan

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