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YearAuthorGenderEducation (secondary)State or privateUniversity (as undergraduate)Country of birthNationality at time of victoryAge when wonPosition in oeuvre (counting novels only where sole author)
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1969P.H.NewbyMaleHanley Castle Grammar (grammar)StateSt Paul's College, now University of GloucestershireUKBritish (English)5117
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1970Bernice RubensFemaleCardiff High School (state)StateUniversity college, CardiffUKBritish (Welsh)425
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1971V S NaipaulMaleQueens Royal College, Trinidad (private)PrivateUniversity college OxfordTrinidadBritish (born in Trinidad, family from India)398
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1972John BergerMaleSt Edward's School (private)PrivateChelsea School of Art/ Central School of ArtUKBritish (English)454 (if just novels), otherwise 11 (NB many of his previous books were non-fiction books)
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1973J.G.FarrellMaleRossall School (private)PrivateBrasenose College, OxfordUKBritish (Anglo-Irish)385
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1974Nadine GordimerFemaleConvent school then private tutoring (private, home schooled)PrivateUniversity of Witwatersrand (one year - no degree)South AfricaSouth African506 (if just novels); 15 (if including non-fiction and short stories)
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1974Stanley MiddletonMaleHigh Pavement school (state)StateNottingham UniversityUKBritish (English)5514
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1975Ruth Prawer JhabvalaFemaleHendon County school (private, selective grammar)PrivateQueen Mary College, LondonGermanyBritish (born German, though British citizen in 1948, and then finally US citizen)488
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1976David StoreyMaleQueen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield (private)PrivateSlade School of Fine ArtUKBritish (English)4315
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1977Paul ScottMaleWinchmore Hill Collegiate School (private)PrivateNoneUKBritish (English)5713
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1978Iris MurdochFemaleVarious private progressive schools (private)PrivateSomerville College, OxfordIrelandBritish (English)5919 (novels only), 22 (if philosophy included)
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1979Penelope FitzgeraldFemaleWycombe Abbey (private)PrivateSomerville College, OxfordUKBritish (English)623 (novels only) 5 (if art criticism too)
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1980William GoldingMaleMarlborough Grammar School (state, grammar)StateBrasenose College, OxfordUKBritish (English)6910
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1981Salman RushdieMaleCathedral and John Connon School; Rugby School (both private)PrivateKings College, CambridgeIndiaBritish (born Indian, UK citizen since age of 17)342
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1982Thomas KeneallyMaleSt Patrick's College (private)PrivateSt Patricks' SeminaryAustraliaAustralian4716
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1983J.M.CoetzeeMaleSt Joseph's College, Cape Town (private)PrivateUniversity of Cape TownSouth AfricaSouth African when he won; though is now Australian434
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1984Anita BrooknerFemaleJames Allen's Girls School (private)PrivateKings College, London; Courtauld Art InstituteUKBritish (English)564
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1985Keri HulmeFemaleAranui High School (state)StateStarts University of Canterbury but doesn't finishNew ZealandNew Zealand381
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1986Kingsley AmisMaleCity of London School (private)PrivateSt John's College, OxfordUKBritish (English)6418 (if only novels, including his James Bond and crime novels)
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1987Penelope LivelyFemaleNannies/ governesses, boarding school, Downs School, Sussex (private)PrivateSt Anne's College, OxfordEgyptBritish (English)547
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1988Peter CareyMaleGeelong grammar school (private)PrivateMonash University (drops out)AustraliaAustralian453
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1989Kazuo IshiguroMaleWoking County Grammar (state, grammar)StateUniversity of Kent/ UEAJapanBritish (Anglo-Japanese- became British citizen in 1982)343
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1990A.S.ByattFemaleSheffield High, Quaker Mount (both private)PrivateNewnham College, Cambridge (undergraduate), then Bryn Mawr, Somerville College, OxfordUKBritish (English)545
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1991Ben OkriMaleChildren Home School, Ibadan; Mayflower Grammar Ikenne, Urhobo College, Warri (mixture of private and state)0.5 State, 0.5 PrivateUniversity of Essex (funding falls through)NigeriaNigerian323
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1992Michael OndaatjeMaleDulwich College (private)PrivateUniversity of TorontoSri LankaCanadian (since 1965)493
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1992Barry UnsworthMale Stockton-on-Tees Grammar School (state, grammar)StateUniversity of ManchesterUKBritish (English)6210
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1993Roddy DoyleMaleSt Fintan's High School (state)StateUniversity College, DublinIrelandIrish354
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1994James KelmanMaleHyndland school, Glasgow (state)StateUniversity of Strathclyde (attends in late 20s, doesn't finish course)UKBritish (Scottish)484
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1995Pat BarkerFemaleKing James Grammar, Grangefield Grammar (state, grammar)StateLondon School of EconomicsUKBritish (English)527
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1996Graham SwiftMaleDulwich College (private)PrivateQueens college, CambridgeUKBritish (English)476
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1997Arundhati RoyFemaleCorpus Christi (private), Lawrence School (private)PrivateDehli School of ArchitectureIndiaIndian351
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1998Ian McEwanMaleWoolverstone Hall (state, grammar, boarding)StateUniversity of Sussex/ UEAUK British (English)507
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1999J.M.CoetzeeMaleSt Joseph's College, Cape Town (private)PrivateUniversity of Cape TownSouth AfricaSouth African; though is now Australian (since 2002)599
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2000Margaret AtwoodFemaleLeaside High School (state)StateVictoria College, University of TorontoCanadaCanadian6010
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2001Peter CareyMaleGeelong grammar school (private)PrivateMonash University (drops out)AustraliaAustralian587
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2002Yann MartelMaleTrinity College School (private)PrivateTrent University, OntarioSpainCanadian392
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2003DBC PierreMaleEdron Academy, Mexico (private)PrivateNo UniversityAustraliaAustralian (considered himself Mexican, but eligibility was based on Australian nationality)421
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2004Alan HollinghurstMaleCanford School (private)PrivateMagdalen College, OxfordUKBritish (English)504
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2005John BanvilleMaleSt Peter's College, Wexford (state)StateNo UniversityIrelandIrish5914
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2006Kiran DesaiFemaleCathedral and John Connon (private)PrivateBennington, VermontIndiaIndian352
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2007Anne EnrightFemaleLester B Pearson College (state/ competitive exam - counting as grammar), before this, unknownStateTrinity College, DublinIrelandIrish454
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2008Aravind AdigaMaleVarious schools/ St Aloysius, Mangalore (private); James Ruse Agricultural High School (state, selective)0.5 State, 0.5 PrivateColumbia UniversityIndiaIndian331
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2009Hilary MantelFemaleHarrytown Convent School (state, Catholic)StateLondon School of Economics, University of SheffieldUKBritish (English)5710
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2010Howard JacobsonMaleStand Grammar School (state, grammar)StateDowning College, CambridgeUKBritish (English)6811
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2011Julian BarnesMaleCity of London School (private)PrivateMagdalen College, OxfordUKBritish (English)6511
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