Book AwardsJames Tait Black Memorial Prize shortlist

Works (169)

Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life by Jon Lee AndersonBiography, 1997
Enduring Love by Ian McEwanFiction, 1997
Feeding the Ghosts by Fred D'AguiarFiction, 1997
Grace Notes by Bernard MacLavertyFiction, 1997
Jack Maggs by Peter CareyFiction, 1997
The Last Governor: Chris Patten and the Handover of Hong Kong by Jonathan DimblebyBiography, 1997
Standing in the Sun: A Life of J.M.W. Turner by Anthony BaileyBiography, 1997
Turner by James HamiltonBiography, 1997
Charlotte Gray by Sebastian FaulksFiction, 1998
D. H. Lawrence: Dying Game 1922-1930: The Cambridge Biography of D. H. Lawrence (The Cambridge Biography - D. H. Lawrence 1885-1930) (Volume 3) by David EllisBiography, 1998
The Hidden Wordsworth: Poet, Lover, Rebel, Spy by Kenneth R. JohnstonBiography, 1998
The Last King of Scotland by Giles FodenFiction, 1998
Man or Mango? by Lucy EllmannFiction, 1998
The Restraint of Beasts by Magnus MillsFiction, 1998
The Trials of Radclyffe Hall by Diana SouhamiBiography, 1998
Victor Hugo: A Biography by Graham RobbBiography, 1998
A Harlot's Progress by David DabydeenFiction, 1999
The Harvest by Christopher HartFiction, 1999
Headlong by Michael FraynFiction, 1999
Isaiah Berlin: A Life by Michael IgnatieffBiography, 1999
John Soane: An Accidental Romantic by Gillian DarleyBiography, 1999
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: Comet of the Enlightenment by Isobel GrundyBiography, 1999
The Leper's Companions by Julia BlackburnFiction, 1999
Mandela: The Authorized Biography by Anthony SampsonBiography, 1999
The Hiding Place by Trezza AzzopardiFiction, 2000
House of Leaves by Mark Z. DanielewskiFiction, 2000
In the Shape of a Boar by Lawrence NorfolkFiction, 2000
The Pale Abyssinian: The Life of James Bruce by Miles BredinBiography, 2000
Rimbaud: A Biography by Graham RobbBiography, 2000
Atonement by Ian McEwanFiction, 2001
The Body Artist by Don DeLilloFiction, 2001
Frantz Fanon: A Biography by David MaceyBiography, 2001
Hitler: 1936-1945: Nemesis by Ian KershawBiography, 2001
Martin Frobisher: Elizabethan Privateer by James McDermottBiography, 2001
Number9Dream by David MitchellFiction, 2001
A Past in Hiding: Memory and Survival in Nazi Germany by Mark RosemanBiography, 2001
Anthony Blunt: His Lives by Miranda CarterBiography, 2002
Becoming George: The Life of Mrs W. B. Yeats by Ann SaddlemyerBiography, 2002
Family Matters by Rohinton MistryFiction, 2002
Flaubert: A Life by Geoffrey WallBiography, 2002
Fragrant Harbour by John LanchesterFiction, 2002
Silvertown: An East End Family Memoir by Melanie McGrathBiography, 2002
The Story of Lucy Gault by William TrevorFiction, 2002
Unless by Carol ShieldsFiction, 2002
The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel FaberFiction, 2003
Martha Gellhorn: A Life by Caroline MooreheadBiography, 2003
Middlesex by Jeffrey EugenidesFiction, 2003
White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India by William DalrympleBiography, 2003
Becoming Eichmann: Rethinking the Life, Crimes, and Trial of a "Desk Murderer" by David CesaraniBiography, 2004
Cloud Atlas by David MitchellFiction, 2004
Havoc, in its Third Year by Ronan BennettFiction, 2004
A Life of H. L. A. Hart: The Nightmare and the Noble Dream by Nicola LaceyBiography, 2004
Like A Fiery Elephant: The Story of B.S. Johnson by Jonathan CoeBiography, 2004
Malinowski: Odyssey of an Anthropologist, 1884-1920 by Michael W. YoungBiography, 2004
Nelson: A Dream of Glory, 1758-1797 by John SugdenBiography, 2004
Psychoraag by Suhayl SaadiFiction, 2004
The Accidental by Ali SmithFiction, 2005
Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma IwealaFiction, 2005
Haw-Haw: The Tragedy of William and Margaret Joyce by Nigel FarndaleBiography, 2005
Missing Mom by Joyce Carol OatesFiction, 2005
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo IshiguroFiction, 2005
Praying Mantis by André BrinkFiction, 2005
The Pursuit of Victory: The Life and Achievement of Horatio Nelson by Roger KnightBiography, 2005
Siegfried Sassoon: A Life by Max EgremontBiography, 2005
Stuart: A Life Backwards by Alexander MastersBiography, 2005
Voltaire Almighty: A Life in Pursuit of Freedom by Roger PearsonBiography, 2005
Bad Faith: A Forgotten History of Family and Fatherland by Carmen CallilBiography, 2006
Electricity by Ray RobinsonFiction, 2006
George Mackay Brown: The Life by Maggie FergussonBiography, 2006
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieFiction, 2006
The High Road to China: George Bogle, the Panchen Lama, and the First British Expedition to Tibet by Kate TeltscherBiography, 2006
John Evelyn: Living for Ingenuity by Gillian DarleyBiography, 2006
Mellon: An American Life by David CannadineBiography, 2006
The Night Watch by Sarah WatersFiction, 2006
Seven Lies by James LasdunFiction, 2006
The View from Castle Rock: Stories by Alice MunroFiction, 2006
The Devil's Footprints by John BurnsideFiction, 2007
Edith Wharton by Hermione LeeBiography, 2007
A Far Country by Daniel MasonFiction, 2007
Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes: In Search of Blind Willie McTell by Michael GrayBiography, 2007
John Stuart Mill: Victorian Firebrand by Richard ReevesBiography, 2007
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin HamidFiction, 2007
Salvage by Gee WilliamsFiction, 2007
Young Stalin by Simon Sebag MontefioreBiography, 2007
Arthur Miller by Christopher BigsbyBiography, 2008
A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed HanifFiction, 2008
Chagall: A Biography by Jackie WullschlagerBiography, 2008
Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love by Sheila RowbothamBiography, 2008
Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Life by Gerald MartinBiography, 2008
A Mercy by Toni MorrisonFiction, 2008
Pilcrow by Adam Mars-JonesFiction, 2008
Sputnik Caledonia by Andrew CrumeyFiction, 2008
Cheever: A Life by Blake BaileyBiography, 2009
Different Drummer: The Life of Kenneth MacMillan by Jann ParryBiography, 2009
The English Opium Eater by Robert MorrisonBiography, 2009
Muriel Spark : The biography by Martin StannardBiography, 2009
Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall by Kazuo IshiguroFiction, 2009
The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet by Reif LarsenFiction, 2009
Strangers by Anita BrooknerFiction, 2009
Wolf Hall by Hilary MantelFiction, 2009
Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City by Greg GrandinBiography, 2010
A Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of E. M. Forster by Wendy MoffatBiography, 2010
The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer2010
A Life in Pictures by Alasdair GrayBiography, 2010
La Rochelle: A Novel by Michael NathFiction, 2010
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David MitchellFiction, 2010
Ben Jonson: a life by Ian DonaldsonBiography, 2011
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning MarableBiography, 2011
Nikolaus Pevsner: The Life by Susie HarriesBiography, 2011
Snowdrops by A. D. MillerFiction, 2011
Solace by Belinda McKeonFiction, 2011
There But For The by Ali SmithFiction, 2011
The Big Music [selected papers] by Kirsty GunnFiction, 2012
Joseph Anton by Salman RushdieBiography, 2012
Leaving the Atocha Station by Ben LernerFiction, 2012
The Panopticon by Jenni FaganFiction, 2012
Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece by Michael GorraBiography, 2012
William Harvey: A Life in Circulation by Thomas WrightBiography, 2012
All the Birds, Singing by Evie WyldFiction, 2013
Benediction by Kent HarufFiction, 2013
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James BrownBiography, 2013
Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China by Jung ChangBiography, 2013
The Flamethrowers by Rachel KushnerFiction, 2013
Priscilla: The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France by Nicholas ShakespeareBiography, 2013
Dear Thief by Samantha HarveyFiction, 2014
Eleanor Marx: A Life by Rachel HolmesBiography, 2014
Fourth of July Creek by Smith HendersonFiction, 2014
Harvest by Jim Cracenot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2014
In Plain Sight: The Life and Lies of Jimmy Savile by Dan DaviesBiography, 2014
Other People's Countries: A Journey into Memory by Patrick McGuinnessBiography, 2014
We are Not Ourselves by Matthew ThomasFiction, 2014
Beatlebone by Kevin Barry2015
Bloomsbury's Outsider: A Life of David Garnett by Sarah KnightsBiography, 2015
The Blue Touch Paper: A Memoir by David HareBiography, 2015
The First Bad Man by Miranda JulyFiction, 2015
John Aubrey: my own life by Ruth ScurrBiography, 2015
The Wolf Border by Sarah HallFiction, 2015
A Country Road, A Tree by Jo BakerFiction, 2016
A Life Discarded: 148 Diaries Found in the Trash by Alexander MastersBiography, 2016
Rasputin by Douglas SmithBiography, 2016
The Sport of Kings by C. E. MorganFiction, 2016
A Stain in the Blood: The Remarkable Voyage of Sir Kenelm Digby by Joe MoshenskaBiography, 2016
What Belongs to You by Garth GreenwellFiction, 2016
Ali: A Life by Jonathan EigBiography, 2018
American War by Omar El AkkadFiction,2018
The dawn watch: Joseph Conrad in a global world by Maya JasanoffBiography, 2018
The Day That Went Missing by Richard BeardBiography,2018
First Love by Gwendoline RileyFiction,2018
White Tears by Hari KunzruFiction,2018
The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Christopher Columbus, His Son, and the Quest to Build the World's Greatest Library by Edward Wilson-LeeBiography, 2019
Heads of the Colored People: Stories by Nafissa Thompson-SpiresFiction, 2019
The Life of Stuff: A memoir about the mess we leave behind by Susannah WalkerBiography, 2019
Murmur by Will EavesFiction, 2019
Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by AkalaBiography, 2019
Sight by Jessie GreengrassFiction, 2019
Alligator by Dima AlzayatFiction, 2021
Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture by Sudhir HazareesinghBiography, 2021
A Children's Bible by Lydia MilletFiction, 2021
The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga MakumbiFiction, 2021
Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir by Rebecca SolnitBiography, 2021
The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire (The Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History) by Kate FullagarBiography, 2021
Burning Man: The Trials of D. H. Lawrence by Frances WilsonBiography, 2022
English Magic by Uschi GatwardFiction, 2022
Finding the Raga: An Improvisation on Indian Music by Amit ChaudhuriBiography, 2022
In Memory of Memory by Maria StepanovaBiography, 2022
Libertie by Kaitlyn GreenidgeFiction, 2022
A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance by Hanif AbdurraqibBiography, 2022
Memorial by Bryan WashingtonFiction, 2022
A Shock by Keith RidgwayFiction, 2022