The Man Booker Prize is one of the most prestigious awards in the literary world. "Any full-length novel, written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland and published this year, is eligible for the prize. The novel must be an original work in English (not a translation) and must not be self-published.
The judging panel changes each year. Every effort is made to achieve a balance between the judges of gender, articulacy and role, so that the panel includes a literary critic, an academic, a literary editor, a novelist and a major figure. A judge is rarely enrolled a second time."
The prize has been awarded every year since 1969. There were joint winners twice, in 1974 and 1992, meaning that 42 novels, and counting, have been awarded the prize.
I thought it would be fun to read all the Man Booker Prize winning novels. So, I'm going to give it a bash, and post small reviews (around 300 words) of each book here. Hmm, this is probably going to take a while...