Golden Man Booker Prize 2018

Celebrating five decades of the finest fiction

This year, the Man Booker Prize is celebrating its 50th anniversary. To mark the special event, a one-off Golden Man Booker Prize was awarded to a previous winner crowning the overall best work of fiction from the last five decades of the prize. Michael Ondaatje, author of the English Patient, recevied this year's accolade. 

All 51 previous winners were considered and five selected by a panel of five specially appointed judges, each of whom was asked to read all the winning novels from one decade of the prize’s history. The five books thought to have best stood the test of time were: In a Free State by V. S. Naipaul; Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively; The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje; Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel; and Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.