Prizewinning reads

Looking for that next read and want the gold standard?

Browse these lists of major prizewinning books from the last decade and click through to place a hold on your copy today.

Man Booker Prize for fiction

2017  Lincoln in the Bardo: a novel   George Saunders
2016  The Sellout   Paul Beatty
2015  A Brief History of Seven Killings   Marlon James
2014  The Narrow Road to the Deep North   Richard Flanagan
2013  The Luminaries   Eleanor Catton
2012  Bring Up the Bodies   Hilary Mantel
2011  The Sense of an Ending   Julian Barnes
2010  The Finkler Question   Howard Jacobson
2009  Wolf Hall    Hilary Mantel
2008  The White Tiger   Aravind Adiga 

Pulitzer Prize for fiction

2018  Less: a novel  Andrew Sean Greer
2017  The Underground Railroad   Colson Whitehead
2016  The Sympathizer  Viet Thanh Nguyen
2015  All the Light We Cannot See   Anthony Doerr
2014  The Goldfinch   Donna Tartt
2013  The Orphan Master's Son   Adam Johnson
2012  (no award given)
2011   A Visit From the Goon Squad  Jennifer Egan
2010  Tinkers  Paul Harding
2009  Olive Kitteridge  Elizabeth Strout
2008  The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao   Junot Diaz 

NZ Book Awards - Fiction

2018  The New Animals   Pip Adam
2017  The Wish Child   Catherine Chidgey
2016  Coming Rain   Stephen Daisley
2015  (no award given)
2014  The Luminaries   Eleanor Catton
2013  The Big Music   Kirsty Gunn
2012  Rangatira   Paula Morris
2011  The Hut Builder   Laurence Fearnley
2010  As the Earth Turns Silver   Alison Wong
2009  Novel About My Wife   Emily Perkins
2008  Opportunity   Charlotte Grimshaw