Previous Short-lists

2014

Winner:

An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris

Shortlist:

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
Harvest by Jim Crace
Fair Helen by Andrew Greig
The Promise by Ann Weisgarber

2013

Winner:

The Garden Of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng

Shortlist:

Toby’s Room by Pat Barker
The Daughters Of Mars by Thomas Keneally
Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel
The Streets by Anthony Quinn
Merivel by Rose Tremain

2012

Winner:

On Canaan’s Side by Sebastian Barry

Shortlist:

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick de Witt
Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
The Stranger’s Child by Alan Hollinghurst
Pure by Andrew Miller
The Quality of Mercy by Barry Unsworth

2011

Winner:

The Long Song by Andrea Levy

Shortlist:

C by Tom McCarthy
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
Ghost Light by Joseph O’Connor
Heartstone by C J Sansom

2010

Winner:

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Shortlist:

Hodd by Adam Thorpe
Lustrum by Robert Harris
Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant
Stone’s Fall by Iain Pears
To Kill a Tsar by Andrew Williams
The Glass Room by Simon Mawer
The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds