The Booker Prize in the Eighties

1989 {0 out of 6}

Kazuo Ishiguro – The Remains of the Day

Margaret Atwood – Cat’s Eye
John Banville – The Book of Evidence
Sybille Bedford – Jigsaw
James Kelman – A Disaffection
Rose Tremain – Restoration

1988 {0 out of 6}

Peter Carey – Oscar and Lucinda

Bruce Chatwin – Utz
Penelope Fitzgerald – The Beginning of Spring
David Lodge – Nice Work
Salman Rushdie – The Satanic Verses
Marina Warner – The Lost Father

1987 {0 out of 6}

Penelope Lively – Moon Tiger

Chinua Achebe – Anthills of the Savannah
Peter Ackroyd – Chatterton
Nina Bawden – Circles of Deceit
Brian Moore – The Colour of Blood
Iris Murdoch – The Book and the Brotherhood

1986 {1 out of 6}

Kingsley Amis – The Old Devils

Margaret Atwood – The Handmaid’s Tale
Paul Bailey – Gabriel’s Lament
Robertson Davies – What’s Bred in the Bone
Kazuo Ishiguro – An Artist of the Floating World
Timothy Mo – An Insular Possession

1985 {0 out of 6}

Keri Hulme – The Bone People

Peter Carey – Illywhacker
J. L. Carr – The Battle of Pollocks Crossing
Doris Lessing – The Good Terrorist
Jan Morris – Last Letters from Hav
Iris Murdoch – The Good Apprentice

1984 {1 out of 6}

Anita Brookner – Hotel du Lac

J. G. Ballard – Empire of the Sun
Julian Barnes – Flaubert’s Parrot
Anita Desai – In Custody
Penelope Lively – According to Mark
David Lodge – Small World

1983 {0 out of 6}

J. M. Coetzee – Life & Times of Michael K

Malcolm Bradbury – Rates of Exchange
John Fuller – Flying to Nowhere
Anita Mason – The Illusionist
Salman Rushdie – Shame
Graham Swift – Waterland

1982 {1 out of 6}

Thomas Keneally – Schindler’s Ark

John Arden – Silence Among the Weapons
William Boyd – An Ice-Cream War
Lawrence Durrell – Constance or Solitary Practices
Alice Thomas Ellis – The 27th Kingdom
Timothy Mo – Sour Sweet

1981 {2 out of 7}

Salman Rushdie – Midnight’s Children

Molly Keane – Good Behaviour
Doris Lessing – The Sirian Experiments
Ian McEwan – The Comfort of Strangers
Ann Schlee – Rhine Journey
Muriel Spark – Loitering with Intent
D. M. Thomas – The White Hotel

1980 {0 out of 6}

William Golding – Rites of Passage

Anthony Burgess – Earthly Powers
Anita Desai – Clear Light of Day
Alice Munro – The Beggar Maid
Julia O’Faolain – No Country for Young Men
Barry Unsworth – Pascali’s Island
J. L. Carr – A Month in the Country

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