modern first edition books from Firsts in Print
modern first edition books from Firsts in Print

The Man Booker Prize

All of the books on these pages are first editions and first printings


The Booker Prize, recently known as the Man Booker Prize, is generally recognised as the most prestigious literary award in the world.

Established in 1969, it provides readers with the opportunity to review the year's best fiction. Often highly controversial, the prize attracts much media attention and high book sales. Many book collectors of modern fiction try to build a complete set of all shortlisted and winning titles.

A longlist is announced in the summer followed by the shortlist in September and the final award in late October. The prize is given to the best novel in the English Language published anywhere in the world.

During its 40 years the prize has been won by some of the most famous contemporary writers such as Salman Rushdie, J M Coetzee, Peter Carey, Kazuo Ishiguro, Graham Swift, Pat Barker, A S Byatt, Michael Ondaatje, Iris Murdoch, VS Naipaul and Margaret Atwood. Only J M Coetzee, Peter Carey and Hilary Mantel have won it twice.

Firsts in Print offers a wide range of Booker titles and would be pleased to help you fill the gaps in your collection.

Unexploded Alison MacLeod ( Hamish Hamilton) 
The Spinning Heart Donal Ryan (Doubleday Ireland)
- See more at: http://www.themanbookerprize.com/news/longlist-2013-announced#sthash.f9gEM9lG.dpuf

Please use the search facility for availability of titles or scroll down and click on the link at the bottom of this page.

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The International Booker Prize in turn is recognised as the most prestigious international literary award for translated fiction.

Established in 2005, it has existed in its current format since 2016, awarding a prize to the writer and translator of the best piece of writing of the previous year.

International Booker Prize Winner 2020 announced:

The Discomfort of Evening - Marieke Lucas Rijneveld

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Booker Prize Shortlist 2020 announced:

The New Wilderness - Diane Cook

This Mournable Body - Tsitsi Dangaremgba

Burnt Sugar - Avni Doshi

The Shadow King - Maaza Mengiste

Real Life - Brandon Taylor

Shuggie Bain - Douglas Stuart


Shortlisted books below. Please click on link for details of this year's longlisted books:

Longlisted books | Previous years' short-listed books | Previous years' long-listedbooks


The New Wilderness
by Diane Cook


Published: Oneworld, 2020

Fine in fine wrapper. Booker longlisted title. Signed to a 'Limited Edition' publisher themed bookplate.

Price: £25.00

The New Wilderness by Diane Cook


This Mournable Body
by Tsitsi Dangarembga


Published: Faber, 2020

Fine in fine wrapper. Longlisted for the Booker Prize. Signed via publisher's bookplate loosely inserted.

Price: £25.00

This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga


Burnt Sugar
by Avni Doshi


Published: Hamish Hamilton, 2020

Fine paperback in French flaps, as issued. Booker longlisted title. Signed to a publisher dated bookplate.

Price: £25.00

Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi


The Shadow King
by Maaza Mengiste


Published: Canongate, 2019

Fine in fine wrapper. Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize. Signed to a publisher bookplate, loosely inserted.

Price: £25.00

The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste


Shuggie Bain
by Douglas Stuart


Published: Picador, 2020

Fine in fine wrapper. Booker shortlisted work, signed to a tip in page and scarce thus.

Price: £72.00

Shuggie Bain by Douglas  Stuart


Real Life
by Brandon Taylor


Published: Daunt Books, 2020

Fine paperbackwith French flaps, as issued. Longlisted for the Booker Prize. Signed to a loosely-inserted bookplate.

Price: £25.00

Real Life by Brandon Taylor

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