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

The 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 2021 announced:

At Night All Blood is Black - David Diop


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Booker Prize Shortlist 2021 announced:

A Passage North - Anuk Arudpragasam

The Promise - Damon Galgut

No One is Talking About This - Patricia Lockwood

The Fortune Men - Nadifa Mohamed

Bewliderment - Richard Powers

Great Circle - Maggie Shipstead


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


A Passage North
by Anuk Arudpragasam


Published: Granta, 2021

Fine in fine wrapper. Booker-longlisted title. Signed via a publisher rail ticket-style loose bookplate.

Price: £75.00

A Passage North by Anuk Arudpragasam


The Promise
by Damon Galgut


Published: Chatto and Windus, 2021

Fine in fine wrapper. Latest from the Booker-listed author. Scarce first printing.

Price: £75.00

The Promise by Damon Galgut


The Promise
by Damon Galgut


Published: Umuzi PRH S Africa, 2021

Fine in French flaps. Paperback original and South African first of this Booker longlisted title. First printing, signed, dated and located (Cape Town) by Galgut.

Price: £345.00

The Promise by Damon Galgut


No One is Talking About This
by Patricia Lockwood


Published: Bloomsbury Circus, 2021

Fine in fine wrapper. Well-received new book by renowned US writer. Signed to a tip in page.

Price: £39.95

No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood


The Fortune Men
by Nadifa Mohamed


Published: Penguin Viking, 2021

Fine in fine wrapper. Booker-longlisted title, signed to the title page by the author.

Price: £195.00

The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed


The Fortune Men
by Nadifa Mohamed


Published: Penguin Viking, 2021

Fine in fine wrapper. Booker-longlisted title, now reprinted.

Price: £42.50

The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed


Bewilderment
by Richard Powers


Published: Hutchinson Heinemann, 2021

Fine in fine wrapper. Booker shortlisted title from the polymath and literary superstar. Signed to title page.

Price: £59.95

Bewilderment by Richard Powers


Great Circle
by Maggie Shipstead


Published: Transworld, 2021

Fine in fine wrapper. Very scarce first printing of this Booker longlisted novel. Signed via a loose, themed bookplate.

Price: £69.50

Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

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