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c. 1020 The Tale of Genji Shikibu Murasaki Japan Novel

1516 Utopia • Thomas More England

1532 Pantagruel Francois Rabelais France

1534 Gargantua Francois Rabelais France

1588 Oroonoko Aphra Behn England

1604 The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha • Miguel de Cervantes

Saavedra Spain

1699 The Adventures of Telemachus François de Salignac de la Mothe

Fénelon France

1719 Robinson Crusoe • Daniel Dafoe England

1722 Moll Flanders Daniel Dafoe England

1726 Gulliver’s Travels • Jonathan Swift England

1731-41 The Life of Marianne Pierre Marivaux France

1731 Manon Lescant l’Abbé (Antoine François) Prévost France

1740 Pamela Samuel Richardson England

1742 Joseph Andrews Henry Fielding England

1749 The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling • Henry Fielding England

1751 The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle Tobias Smollett England

1759 Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia Samuel Johnson England

1760 Tristram Shandy • Laurence Sterne England

1764 The Castle of Otranto Horace Walpole England

1766 The Vicar of Wakefield • Oliver Goldsmith England

1771 Humphrey Clinker Tobias Smollett England

1778 Evelina Fanny Burney England

1794 The Mysteries of Udolpho Ann Radcliff England

1798 Wieland Charles Brockden Brown United States

1799 Ormond Charles Brockden Brown United States

1813 Pride and Prejudice • Jane Austen England

1814 Waverly Walter Scott Scotland

1814 Mansfield Park Jane Austen England

1815 Sense and Sensibility • Jane Austen England

1816 Frankenstein Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley England

1816 Emma • Jane Austen England

1818 Northanger Abbey Jane Austen England

1820 Ivanhoe • Walter Scott Scotland

1820 Melmouth the Wanderer Charles Maturin Ireland

1825 The Talisman Walter Scott Scotland

1826 The Last of the Mohicans James Fennimore Cooper United States

1831 Scarlet and Black Stendhal France

1831 Notre Dame de Paris Victor-Marie Hugo France

1832 Wacousta John Richardson Canada

1834 Old Goriot Honore de Balzac France

1834 The Last Days of Pompeii • Edward Bulwer-Lytton England

1836 The Sayings and Doings of Sam Slick • Thomas Chandler

Haliburton Canada

1836 The Clockmaker • Thomas Chandler Haliburton Canada

1839 The Charterhouse of Parma Stendhal France

1839 Oliver Twist Charles Dickens England

1840 A Hero of Our Time • Mikhail Lermontov Russia

1841 The Deerslayer James Fennimore Cooper United States

1842 Dead Souls Nikolai Gogol Russia

1843 Consuelo George Sand France

1843 A Christmas Carol • Charles Dickens England

1844 The Count of Monte-Cristo Alexandre Dumas France

1845 The Three Musketeers • Alexandre Dumas France

1845 Carmen Prosper Mérimée France

1846 La Mare au Diable George Sand France

1846 The Man in the Iron Mask Alexandre Dumas France

1847 Jane Eyre • Charlotte Bronte England

1847 Wuthering Heights • Emily Bronte England

1847 Vanity Fair • William Makepeace Thackeray England

1848 Mary Barton • Elizabeth Gaskell England

1850 The Black Tulip Alexandre Dumas France

1850 David Copperfield • Charles Dickens England

1850 The Scarlet Letter • Nathaniel Hawthorne United States

1851 Moby Dick • Herman Melville United States

1852 A Sportsman’s Sketches Ivan Turgenev Russia

1852 Uncle Tom’s Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe United States

1853 Les Chatiments Victor-Marie Hugo France

1853 Bleak House • Charles Dickens England

1854 Hard Times • Charles Dickens England

1857 Madame Bovary • Gustave Flaubert France

1857 Barchester Towers • Anthony Trollope England

1857 Little Dorrit • Charles Dickens England

1859 Oblomov Ivan Alexandrovich Goncharov Russia

1859 A Tale of Two Cities • Charles Dickens England

1860 The Mill on the Floss • George Eliot England

1860 The Woman in White Wilkie Collins England

1861 Great Expectations • Charles Dickens England

1861 Silas Marner, the Weaver of Raveloe • George Eliot England

1862 Les Miserables Victor-Marie Hugo France

1862 Fathers and Sons • Ivan Turgenev Russia

1864 Journey to the Centre of the Earth • Jules Verne France

1865 War and Peace • Leo Tolstoy Russia

1865 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland • Lewis Carroll England

1866 Crime and Punishment • Fyodor Dostoyevski Russia

1866 Poems and Ballads Algernon Swinburne England

1868 The Moonstone • Wilkie Collins England

1868 Little Women Louisa May Alcott United States

1869 Sentimental Education Gustave Flaubert France

1870 Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea • Jules Verne France

1872 Middlemarch • George Eliot England

1872 Erewhon • Samuel Butler England

1873 Around the World in Eighty Days • Jules Verne France

1874 Anna Karenina • Leo Tolstoy Russia

1874 Far from the Madding Crowd • Thomas Hardy England

1876 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer • Mark Twain United States

1879 Jacques Vingtras Jules Valles France

1879 Daisy Miller Henry James England

1880 The Brothers Karamazov Fyodor Dostoyevski Russia

1880 Ben-Hur Lew Wallace United States

1883 Treasure Island • Robert Louis Stevenson Scotland

1884 Cavalleria Rusticana Giovanni Verga Italy

1884 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn • Mark Twain United States

1885 Germinal Émile Zola France

1886 The Mayor of Casterbridge • Thomas Hardy England

1886 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson Scotland

1889 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court • Mark Twain United


1891 Tess of the D’Urbervilles Thomas Hardy England

1891 The Picture of Dorian Gray • Oscar Wilde England

1894 Esther Waters • George Moore Ireland

1895 The Time Machine • H.G. Wells England

1895 The Red Badge of Courage • Stephen Crane United States

1896 Jude the Obscure Thomas Hardy England

1896 The Bostonians Henry James England

1898 The War of the Worlds • H.G. Wells England

1900 Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family Thomas Mann Germany

1900 Lord Jim • Joseph Conrad England

1900 Sister Carrie • Theodore Dreiser United States

1900 Monsieur Beaucaire Booth Tarkington United States

1901 Resurrection • Leo Tolstoy Russia

1901 Kim • Rudyard Kipling England

1902 The Man from Glengarry Ralph Connor Canada

1902 Heart of Darkness • Joseph Conrad England

1902 The Hound of the Baskervilles • Arthur Conan Doyle England

1903 The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler England

1903 The Riddle of the Sands • Erskine Childers England

1903 The Ambassadors Henry James United States

1903 The Call of the Wild • Jack London United States

1904 The Imperialist • Sarah Jeannette Duncan Canada

1904 Nostromo Joseph Conrad England

1904 The Sea Wolfe • Jack London United States

1905 The House of Mirth Edith Wharton United States

1906 The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard Anatole France France

1906-28 The Forsyte Saga • John Galsworthy England

1906 The Jungle Upton Sinclair United States

1907 Mother • Maxim Gorky Russia

1907 The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad England

1907 The Longest Journey E.M. Forster England

1908 Anne of Green Gables • Lucy Maude Montgomery Canada

1908 Tono Bungay H.G. Wells England

1908 The Old Wives’ Tale Arnold Bennett England

1908 A Room With a View E.M. Forster England

1908 The Man Who Was Thursday • G.K. Chesterton England

1909 Penguin Island Anatole France France

1910 Howards End • E.M. Forster England

1911 Under Western Eyes • Joseph Conrad England

1911-14 Hail and Farewell George Moore Ireland

1911 Ethan Frome • Edith Wharton United States

1912 Death in Venice • Thomas Mann Germany

1912 The Gods are Athirst Anatole France France

1912-22 Remembrance of Things Past Marcel Proust France

1912 Zuleika Dobson Max Beerbohm England

1912 Riders of the Purple Sage Zane Grey United States

1913 The Lost Domain Henry Alain-Fournier France

1913 Le Grand Meaulnes Henri Alain-Fournier France

1913 Son and Lovers • D.H. Lawrence England

1914 Tarzan of the Apes Edgar Rice Burroughs United States

1915 The Rainbow • D.H. Lawrence England

1915 The Good Soldier Ford Maddox Ford England

1915 Of Human Bondage • W. Somerset Maughham England

1915 The Thirty-Nine Steps • John Buchan England

1916 Under Fire • Henri Barbusse France

1916 The Underdogs Mariano Azuela Mexico

1916 Metamorphosis Franz Kafka Czechoslovakia

1916 Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man • James Joyce Ireland

1916 The Brook Kerith George Moore Ireland

1918 My Ántonia • Willa Cather United States

1918 The Magnificent Ambersons Booth Tarkington United States

1919 The True Story of Ah Q • Lu Hsun China

1919 The Moon and Sixpence • W. Somerset Maughham England

1919 Winesburg, Ohio Sherwood Anderson United States

1920-23 The Good Soldier Schweik Jaroslav Hasek Czechoslovakia

1920 Cheri Colette France

1920 Main Street • Sinclair Lewis United States

1920 The Age of Innocence Edith Wharton United States

1921 Maria Chapdelaine • Louis Hemon Canada

1921 Women in Love • D.H. Lawrence England

1921 Crome Yellow Aldous Huxley England

1921 Héloïse and Abelard George Moore Ireland

1922 The Kiss of the Leper Francois Mauriac France

1922 Ulysses • James Joyce Ireland

1922 The Worm Ouroboros E.R. Eddison England

1922 Babbitt • Sinclair Lewis United States

1922 The Facade Edith Sitwell United States

1923 The Confessions of Zeno Italo Svevo Italy

1923 Chapeyev • Dmitry Furmanov Russia

1924 The Magic Mountain • Thomas Mann Germany

1924 The Iron Flood • Alexander Serafimovich Russia

1924 A Passage to India • E.M. Forster England

1924 So Big • Edna Ferber United States

1924 Billy Budd, Foretopman Herman Melville United States

1925 Settlers of the Marsh • Frederick Philip Grove Canada

1925 The Trial • Franz Kafka Czechoslovakia

1925 Mrs Dalloway • Virginia Woolf England

1925 Parade’s End Ford Maddox Ford England

1925 Sister Carrie • Theodore Dreiser United States

1925 Arrowsmith • Sinclair Lewis United States

1925 The Great Gatsby • F. Scott Fitzgerald United States

1926 The Castle • Franz Kafka Czechoslovakia

1926 The Counterfeiters André Gide France

1926 The Sun Also Rises • Ernest Hemingway United States

1927 Jalna Mazo de la Roche Canada

1927 The Master’s Wife Andrew MacPhail Canada

1927 Steppenwolf • Herman Hesse Germany

1927 To the Lighthouse • Virginia Woolf England

1927 Elmer Gantry Sinclair Lewis United States

1927 Death Comes for the Archbishop Willa Cather United States

1927 The Bridge of San Luis Rey Thornton Wilder United States

1928 Strange Fugitive • Morley Callaghan Canada

1928 All Quiet on the Western Front • Erich Maria Remarque Germany

1928 Nadja André Breton France

1928 And Quiet Flows the Don • Mikhail Sholokov Russia

1928 Lady Chatterley’s Lover D.H. Lawrence England

1928 Point Counterpoint • Aldous Huxley England

1929 White Narcissus • Raymond Knister Canada

1929 The Time of Indifference Alberto Moravia Italy

1929 Children of the Game Jean Cocteau France

1929 Peter the Great Alexy Tolstoy Russia

1929 A High Wind in Jamaica • Richard Hughes England

1929 A Farewell to Arms • Ernest Hemingway United States

1929 The Sound and the Fury • William Faulkner United States

1929 Look Homeward, Angel Thomas Wolfe United States

1930 As I Lay Dying • William Faulkner United States

1930 The Maltese Falcon • Dashiell Hammett United States

1930 Destry Rides Again • Max Brand United States

1930-36 USA • John Dos Passos United States

1931 Night Flight Antoine de Saint-Exupery France

1931 The Waves • Virginia Woolf England

1931 The Good Earth Pearl Buck United States

1931 At the Mountains of Madness H.P. Lovecraft United States

1932 Viper’s Tangle Francois Mauriac France

1932 The Crime of Inspector Maigret Georges Simenon France

1932 Brave New World • Aldous Huxley England

1932 Tobacco Road • Erskine Caldwell United States

1932-35 The Studs Lonigan Trilogy James T. Farrell United States

1932 The Thin Man • Dashiell Hammett United States

1933 Fruits of the Earth Frederick Philip Grove Canada

1933 Man’s Fate André Malraux France

1933-51 Le Réel Louis Aragon France

1933 The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Gertrude Stein United


1933 Miss Lonelyhearts • Nathaniel West United States

1934 Such is My Beloved • Morley Callaghan Canada

1934 How the Steel Was Tempered • Nikolai Ostrovsky Russia

1934 A Handful of Dust • Evelyn Waugh England

1934 I, Claudius • Graves Robert England

1934 Tender is the Night • F. Scott Fitzgerald United States

1934 Appointment in Samarra • John O’Hara United States

1934 Tropic of Cancer • Henry Miller United States

1934 The Postman Always Rings Twice James M. Cain United States

1935 They Shall Inherit the Earth Morley Callaghan Canada

1935 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre B. Traven Mexico

1935 Old Tales Retold • Lu Hsun China

1935 Call It Sleep • Henry Roth United States

1936 Eyeless in Gaza Aldous Huxley England

1936 Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell United States

1937 More Joy in Heaven • Morley Callaghan Canada

1937 The Hobbitt • J.R.R. Tolkien England

1938 Nausea • Jean-Paul Sartre France

1938 The Years Virginia Woolf England

1938 Brighton Rock Graham Greene England

1938 Rebecca Daphne du Maurier England

1938 The Fathers Allen Tate United States

1929 Finnegan's Wake • James Joyce Ireland

1939 At Swim-Two-Birds • Flann O’Brien Ireland

1939 The Day of the Locust • Nathaniel West United States

1939 The Grapes of Wrath • John Steinbeck United States

1939 The Big Sleep • Raymond Chandler United States

1939 The Little Foxes Liilian Hellman United States

1940 The Don Flows Home to the Sea • Mikhail Sholokov Russia

1940 The Power and the Glory Graham Greene England

1940 Darkness at Noon Arthur Koestler England

1940 For Whom the Bell Tolls • Ernest Hemingway United States

1940 The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Carson McCullers United States

1940 Native Son Richard Wright United States

1941 Barometer Rising • Hugh MacLennan Canada

1941 As For Me and My House • Sinclair Ross Canada

1941 Herself Surprised Joyce Cary England

1942 His Majesty’s Yankees • Thomas H. Raddall Canada

1942 The Outsider • Albert Camus France

1942 To Be a Pilgrim Joyce Cary England

1943 Our Lady of the Flowers Jean Genet France

1943 The Little Prince • Antoine de Saint-Exupery France

1943 The Fountainhead • Ayn Rand United States

1943 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith United States

1944 The Master of the Mill Frederick Philip Grove Canada

1944 Earth and High Heaven Gwethalyn Graham Canada

1944 The Horse’s Mouth • Joyce Cary England

1945 Two Solitudes • Hugh MacLennan Canada

1945 The Tin Flute • Gabrielle Roy Canada

1945 By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept • Elizabeth Smart

1945 Magister Ludi (The Glass Bead Game) • Herman Hesse Germany

1945 Gigi Colette France

1945-9 Roads to Freedom • Jean-Paul Sartre France

1945 Loving Henry Green England

1945 Black Boy Richard Wright United States

1946 Bridge on the Drina Ivo Andric Yugoslavia

1946 Mr. President Miguel Angel Asturias Guatemala

1946 Brideshead Revisited • Evelyn Waugh England

1946 All the King’s Men Robert Penn Warren United States

1947 Music at the Close Edward McCourt Canada

1947 Hetty Dorval Ethel Wilson Canada

1947 Under the Volcano • Malcolm Lowry Canada

1947 Who Has Seen the Wind? • W.O. Mitchell Canada

1947 The Path to the Nest of Spiders Italo Calvino Italy

1947 Eustace and Hilda L.P. Hartley England

1948 Cry, the Beloved Country Alan Paton South Africa

1948 The Heart of the Matter • Graham Greene England

1948 The Naked and the Dead • Norman Mailer United States

1948 Guard of Honor James Gould Cozzens United States

1949 Turvey Earl Birney Canada

1949 The Innocent Traveller Ethel Wilson Canada

1949 The Second Sex Simone de Beauvoir France

1949 Men of Maize Miguel Angel Asturias Guatemala

1949 A Town Like Alice Nevil Shute England

1949 Nineteen Eighty-Four • George Orwell England

1949 The Third Man • Graham Greene England

1949 The Sheltering Sky Paul Bowles United States

1949 Shane Jack Schaefer United States

1950 Home is the Stranger Edward McCourt Canada Novel

1950 Cabbagetown • Hugh Garner Canada Novel

1950 The Nymph and the Lamp Thomas H. Raddall Canada Novel

1950 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis England Novel

1951 The Second Scroll • A.M. Klein Canada Novel

1951 The Loved and the Lost Morley Callaghan Canada Novel

1951 Tempest Tost Robertson Davies Canada Novel

1951 The Day of the Triffids • John Wyndham England Novel

1951 The End of the Affair Graham Greene England Novel

1951-75 A Dance to the Music of Time Anthony Powell England Novel


1951 The Catcher in the Rye • J.D. Salinger United States Novel

1951 Lie Down in Darkness William Styron United States Novel

1951 The Invisible Man Ralph Ellison United States Novel

1951 From Here to Eternity James Jones United States Novel

1951 Spartacus Howard Fast United States Novel

1951-93 Foundation • Isaac Asimov United States Novel series

1952 The Mountain and the Valley • Ernest Buckler Canada Novel

1952 A Many-splendoured Thing Han Suyin China Novel

1952 The Old Man and the Sea • Ernest Hemingway United States

1952 East of Eden • John Steinbeck United States Novel

1952 Charlotte’s Web E.B. White United States Novel

1953 The Adventures of Augie March • Saul Bellow United States Novel

1953 The Long Goodbye • Raymond Chandler United States Novel

1953 The Demolished Man • Alfred Bester United States Novel

1954 Swamp Angel Ethel Wilson Canada Novel

1954 Leaven of Mailice Robertson Davies Canada Novel

1954 The Mandarins Simone de Beauvoir France Novel

1954 Lucky Jim • Kingsley Amis England Novel

1954 Lord of the Flies • William Golding England Novel

1954 Under the Net Iris Murdoch England Novel

1954-55 Lord of the Rings • J.R.R. Tolkien England Novel series

1954 Go Tell It on the Mountain James Baldwin United States Novel

1955 The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne • Brian Moore Canada Novel

1955 Pedro Paramo Juan Rulfo Mexico Novel

1955 The Chrysalids • John Wyndham England Novel

1955 The Quiet American • Graham Greene England Novel

1955 The Recognitions William Gaddis United States Novel

1955 The Ginger Man D.P. Donleavy United States Novel

1955 The Talented Mr. Ripley • Patricia Highsmith United States Novel

1956 The Stars My Destination • Alfred Bester United States Novel

1957 Jealousy • Alain Robbe-Grillet France Novel

1957 Doctor Zhivago • Boris Pasternak Russia Novel

1957 On the Beach • Nevil Shute England Novel

1957 Room at the Top John Braine England Novel

1957-60 The Alexandria Quartet Laurence Durrell England Novel series

1957 On the Road Jack Kerouac United States Novel

1957 The Wapshot Chronicle John Cheever United States Novel

1957 Atlas Shrugged • Ayn Rand United States Novel

1958 The Leopard Giusseppe Tomasi de Lampedusa Italy Novel

1958 Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon Jorge Amado Brazil Novel

1958 Lolita • Valdimir Nabokov Russia Novel

1958 The Once and Future King T.H. White England Novel

1958 Saturday Night and Sunday Morning Alan Sillitoe England Novel

1958 Exodus Leon Uris United States Novel

1958 Breakfast at Tiffany’s Truman Capote United States Novella

1959 The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz • Mordecai Richler Canada


1959 The Double Hook Sheila Wilson Canada Novel

1959 The Tin Drum • Günter Grass Germany Novel

1959 The Golden Notebook • Doris Lessing England Novel

1959 Goldfinger • Ian Fleming England Novel

1959 Goodbye Columbus • Philip Roth United States Novel

1959 The Galton Case • Ross MacDonald United States Novel

1959 Naked Lunch • William S. Burroughs United States Novel

1959 Henderson the Rain King Saul Bellow United States Novel

1960 Mad Shadows • Marie-Claire Blais Canada Novel

1960 The Luck of Ginger Coffey • Brian Moore Canada Novel

1960 Rabbit, Run • John Updike United States Novel

1960 To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee United States Novel

1960 A Canticle for Leibowitz • Walter M. Miller United States Novel

1961 The Stone Angel • Margaret Laurence Canada Novel

1961 Oh Heroes and Tombs Ernesto Sabato Argentina Novel

1961 A House for Mr Biswas V.S. Naipaul Trinidad Novel

1961 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Muriel Spark England Novel

1961 Catch 22 Joseph Heller United States Novel

1961 Stranger in a Strange Land • Robert A. Heinlein United States


1962 The Green House Mario Vargas Llosa Peru Novel

1962 The Death of Artemio Cruz Carlos Fuentes Mexico Novel

1962 Pale Fire Vladimir Nabokov Russia Novel

1962 A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess England Novel

1962 The Reivers • William Faulkner United States Novel

1962 Ship of Fools Katherine Anne Porter United States Novel

1962 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest • Ken Kesey United States

1962 The Man in the High Castle • Philip K. Dick United States Novel

1963 The Clown Heinrich Boll Germany Novel

1963 Hopscotch Julio Cortazar Argentina Novel

1963 The Spy Who Came in from the Cold • John Le Carré England

1963 Another Country James Baldwin United States Novel

1963 V • Thomas Pynchon United States Novel

1964 Herzog • Saul Bellow United States Novel

1964 The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch • Philip K. Dick United

States Novel

1965-70 Sea of Fertility Yukio Mishima Japan Novel series

1965 Dune • Frank Herbert United States Novel

1966 St. Urbain’s Horseman • Mordecai Richler Canada Novel

1966 A Jest of God • Margaret Laurence Canada Novel

1966 Beautiful Losers • Leonard Cohen Canada Novel

1966 The Magus • John Fowles England Novel

1966 Wide Sargasso Sea Jean Rhys England Novel

1966 Giles Goat-Boy John Barth United States Novel

1966 In Cold Blood • Truman Capote United States Novel

1966 The Fixer Bernard Malamud United States Novel

1967 One Hundred Years of Solitude • Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Colombia Novel

1967 The Chosen Chaim Potok United States Novel

1967 The Confessions of Nat Turner William Styron United States Novel

1967 Camp Concentration • Thomas Disch United States Novel

1968 Cancer Ward Alexander Solzhenitsyn Russia Novel

1968 The First Circle Alexander Solzhenitsyn Russia Novel

1968 The Armies of the Night • Norman Mailer United States Novel

1968 The Wizard of Earthsea • Ursula K. Le Guin United States Novel

1969 The Edible Woman • Margaret Atwood Canada Novel

1969 Little Painted Mouths Manuel Puig Argentina Novel

1969 The French Lieutenant’s Woman • John Fowles England Novel

1969 Slaughterhouse Five • Kurt Vonnegut United States Novel

1969 Portnoy’s Complaint • Philip Roth United States Novel

1969 Them • Joyce Carol Oates United States Novel

1969 The Godfather Mario Puzo United States Novel

1969 The Left Hand of Darkness • Ursula K. Le Guin United States


1970 Fifth Business • Robertson Davies Canada Novel

1970 Kamouraska Anne Hébert Canada Novel

1970 Deliverance James Dickey United States Novel

1971 In a Free State V.S. Naipaul Trinidad Novel

1971 Crow • Ted Hughes England Novel

1971 The Bell Jar • Sylvia Plath United States Novel

1971-83 Riverworld • Philip José Farmer United States Novel

1972 The Man With the Golden Arm Nelson Algren United States Novel

1972 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson United

States Novel

1972 The Sunlight Dialogues John Gardner United States Novel

1973 Gravity’s Rainbow Thomas Pynchon United States Novel

1974 The Diviners • Margaret Laurence Canada Novel

1974 The Conservationist Nadine Gordimer South Africa Novel

1974 The Black Prince • Iris Murdoch England Novel

1974 Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Robert Pirsig United
States Novel

1975 Ragtime E.L. Doctorow United States Novel

1976 Bear • Marian Engel Canada Novel

1976 The World According to Garp • John Irving United States Novel

1976 Roots: The Saga of an American Family Alex Haley United States

1977 The Invention of the World • Jack Hodgins Canada Novel

1977 The Wars Timothy Findlay Canada Novel

1977 Aunt Julia and the Script-Writer • Mario Vargas Llosa Peru Novel

1977 Song of Solomon Toni Morrison United States Novel

1978 Judith • Aritha van Herk Canada Novel

1978 The Sea, the Sea Iris Murdoch England Novel

1979 If On a Winter’s Night A Traveller Italo Calvino Italy Novel

1979 A Bend in the River V.S. Naipaul Trinidad Novel

1979 The Burgher’s Daughter Nadine Gordimer South Africa Novel

1979-84 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams England

Novel series

1979 Sophie’s Choice William Styron United States Novel

1980 A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole United States


1980 Battlefield Earth L. Ron Hubbard United States Novel

1981 The Alley Cat • Yves Beauchemin Canada Novel

1981 Famous Last Words • Timothy Findlay Canada Novel

1981 Obasan Joy Kogawa Canada Novel

1981 The White Hotel • D.M. Thomas England Novel

1982 Shoeless Joe • W.P. Kinsella Canada Novel

1982 The Color Purple Alice Walker United States Novel

1983 A Time for Judas • Morley Callaghan Canada Novel

1983 Ancient Evenings Norman Mailer United States Novel

1984 Neuromancer • William Gibson Canada Novel

1984 The Unbearable Lightness of Being Milan Kundera
Czechoslovakia Novel

1984 Bright Lights, Big City • Jay McInerney United States Novel

1984 Foreign Affairs Alison Lurie United States Novel

1985 Black Robe Brian Moore Canada Novel

1985 The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood Canada Novel

1985 Lonesome Dove Larry McMurtry United States Novel

1985 The Accidental Tourist Anne Tyler United States Novel

1987 The Stone Diaries Carol Shields Canada Novel

1987 In the Skin of A Lion Michael Ondaatje Canada Novel

1987 The Radiant Way • Margaret Drabble England Novel

1987 Misery Stephen King United States Novel

1988 The Satanic Verses Salman Rushdie India Novel

1988 Freaky Deaky • Elmore Leonard United States Novel

1988 Beloved Toni Morrison United States Novel

1988 The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan United States Novel

1988 Breathing Lessons Anne Tyler United States Novel

1989 The Storyteller • Mario Vargas Llosa Peru Novel

1989 The Quincunx • Charles Palliser England Novel

1989 A Prayer for Owen Meany • John Irving United States Novel

1989 Schindler’s List • Thomas Keneally United States Novel

1990 Possession • A.S. Byatt England Novel

1990 Get Shorty • Elmore Leonard United States Novel

1991 Generation X • Douglas Coupland Canada Novel

1991 The Van Roddy Doyle Ireland Novel

1992 The English Patient • Michael Ondaatje Canada Novel

1992 Ender’s Game Orson Scott Card United States Novel

1993 Away Jane Urquhart Canada Novel

1996 Harlot's Ghost • Norman Mailer United States Novel

1996 Fall on Your Knees • Ann-Marie MacDonald Canada Novel

1997 Underworld • Don DeLillo United States Novel

1999 Barney’s Version Mordecai Richler Canada Novel

1999 Elizabeth and After Matt Cohen Canada Novel

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