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The 444 Greatest Works of British Literature

British writers have dominated literature in the modern era until relatively recently. We have many more works from Britain contending for the status of "great literature" than from any other part of the world.

This assessment is increasingly being challenged in these more diverse times. Meanwhile, this list reflects the existing consensus about the greatest literature from that part of the world, as far as we can determine, based on the continuing research carried out for The Greatest Literature of All Time.

For our purposes here, Britain comprises the countries of England, Scotland and Wales. Ireland, including Northern Ireland, has a separate Greatest list.

This list focuses on major creative—mainly fictional—works, although some shorter or nonfiction writing of literary significance may also be considered.

Latest update: March 18, 2024

c.0700
missing graphic
Beowulf
England, poem
c.1000
Mabinogion
Anonymous
Wales, story collection
c.1180
Lais of Marie de France
Marie de France
England, poetry collection
1362
The Vision of Piers the Ploughman
William Langland
England, poem
c.1382–1386
Troilus and Cressida
Geoffrey Chaucer
England, poem
1387
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Anonymous
England, poem
c.1387–1400
The Canterbury Tales
Geoffrey Chaucer
England, prose and poetry collection
1485
Everyman
Anonymous
England, play
 
Le Morte d'Arthur
Thomas Malory
England, novel
1516
Utopia
Thomas More
England, novella
1580–1581
Arcadia
Philip Sidney
England, novel
1584
Campaspe
John Lyly
England, play
1586
The Spanish Tragedy
Thomas Kyd
England, play
1587
Tamburlaine the Great
Christopher Marlowe
England, play
1589
The Faerie Queen
Edmund Spenser
England, poem
 
Satires
John Donne
England, poetry collection
c.1591
The Taming of the Shrew
England, play
1592
missing graphic
Edward II
Christopher Marlowe
England, play
c.1592
Richard III
England, play
1594
Doctor Faustus
Christopher Marlowe
England, play
 
The Unfortunate Traveller
Thomas Nashe
England, novel
 
Battle of Alcazar
George Peele
England, play
 
A Midsummer Night's Dream
England, play
c.1595
Richard II
England, play
c.1596
missing graphic
Romeo and Juliet
England, play
1597
Love's Labour's Lost
England, play
c.1597
missing graphic
Henry IV, Part 1
England, play
 
Henry IV, Part 2
England, play
 
The Merchant of Venice
England, play
1599
"The Passionate Shepherd to His Love"
Christopher Marlowe
England, poem
 
As You Like It
England, play
 
missing graphic
Julius Caesar
England, play
 
Much Ado About Nothing
England, play
c.1599
Henry V
England, play
1601
missing graphic
Hamlet
England, play
1601–1602
Twelfth Night
England, play
1603
A Woman Killed With Kindness
Thomas Heywood
England, play
1604
Measure for Measure
England, play
 
missing graphic
Othello
England, play
1606
Volpone
Ben Jonson
England, play
c.1606
missing graphic
King Lear
England, play
 
missing graphic
Macbeth
England, play
c.1607
Antony and Cleopatra
England, play
c.1608
Coriolanus
England, play
1609
missing graphic
Sonnets
England, poetry collection
Includes "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?"; "When, in Disgrace with Fortune and Men's Eyes"; and others
1610
The Alchemist
Ben Jonson
England, play
1611
missing graphic
The Tempest
England, play
 
The Winter's Tale
England, play
 
The White Devil
John Webster
England, play
1613
Henry VIII
William Shakespeare, John Fletcher
England, play
 
The Duchess of Malfi
John Webster
England, play
1622
The Changeling
Thomas Middleton, William Rowley
England, play
1633
missing graphic
'Tis Pity She's a Whore
John Ford
England, play
1648
Hesperides
Robert Herrick
England, poetry collection
Includes "To the Virgins", "To Make Much of Time", "Upon Julia's Clothes", and others
1667
Paradise Lost
John Milton
England, poem
1671
Samson Agonistes
John Milton
England, poem
1673
"On His Blindness"
John Milton
England, poem
1675
missing graphic
The Country Wife
William Wycherley
England, play
1677
The Rover
Aphra Behn
England, play
 
missing graphic
All for Love
John Dryden
England, play
1678
The Pilgrim's Progress
John Bunyan
England, Novel
1688
missing graphic
Oroonoko
Aphra Behn
England, novella
1700
The Way of the World
William Congreve
England, play
1712–1714
missing graphic
The Rape of the Lock
England, poem
1719
missing graphic
Robinson Crusoe
Daniel Defoe
England, novel
1719–1720
Love in Excess
Eliza Haywood
England, novel
1722
Moll Flanders
Daniel Defoe
England, novel
1724
Roxana
Daniel Defoe
England, novel
1728
The Beggar's Opera
John Gay
England, play
1728–1742
The Dunciad
England, poem
1740
Pamela
Samuel Richardson
England, novel
1741
Shamela
Henry Fielding
England, novel
1742
Joseph Andrews
Henry Fielding
England, novel
1748
Clarissa
Samuel Richardson
England, novel
1748–1749
Fanny Hill
John Cleland
England, novel
1749
Tom Jones
Henry Fielding
England, novel
 
"Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard"
Thomas Gray
England, poem
1751
Amelia
Henry Fielding
England, novel
 
The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle
Tobias Smollett
England, novel
1752
The Female Quixote
Charlotte Lennox
Scotland, novel
1753
Sir Charles Grandison
Samuel Richardson
England, novel
1759
Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia
Samuel Johnson
England, novella
1759–1767
England, novel
1764
The Castle of Otranto
Horace Walpole
England, novella
1765
Reliques of Ancient English Poetry
Thomas Percy
England, poetry collection
1771
Humphrey Clinker
Tobias Smollett
England, novel
1775
The Rivals
Richard Sheridan
England, play
1777
The School for Scandal
Richard Sheridan
England, play
1778
Evelina
Fanny Burney
England, novel
1786
Vathek
William Beckford
England, novel
1789–1794
Songs of Innocence and Experience
William Blake
England, poetry collection
1791
Life of Samuel Johnson
James Boswell
England, Biography
1794
"The Tyger"
William Blake
England, poem
 
The Mysteries of Udolpho
Ann Radcliffe
England, novel
1796
Camilla
Fanny Burney
England, novel
 
The Monk
Matthew Lewis
England, novel
1797
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
England, poem
1798–1800
Lyrical Ballads
William Wordsworth, Samuel Coleridge
England, poetry collection
1807
Poems
William Wordsworth
England, poetry collection
1811
missing graphic
Sense and Sensibility
England, novel
1812–1818
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
George Gordon Byron
England, poem
1813
missing graphic
Pride and Prejudice
England, novel
1814
England, novel
1815
missing graphic
Emma
England, novel
1816
"Kubla Khan"
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
England, poem
1817
Persuasion
England, novel
 
Rob Roy
Walter Scott
Scotland, novel
1818
England, novel
 
Endymion
John Keats
England, poem
 
Nightmare Abbey
Thomas Love Peacock
England, novel
 
missing graphic
Frankenstein
England, novel
 
"Ozymandias"
Percy Byssche Shelley
England, poem
1819
Odes
John Keats
England, poetry collection
 
Ivanhoe
Walter Scott
Scotland, novel
1819–1824
Don Juan
George Gordon Byron
England, poem
1821
Confessions of an English Opium Eater
Thomas De Quincey
England, memoir
1822
The Vision of Judgment
George Gordon Byron
England, poem
1824
Julian and Maddalo
Percy Bysshe Shelley
England, poem
1834
missing graphic
The Last Days of Pompeii
England, novel
1837
The Pickwick Papers
England, novel
1838
England, novel
1839
England, novel
1842
Windsor Castle
William Harrison Ainsworth
England, novel
1843
missing graphic
A Christmas Carol
England, novella
1844
Poems
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
England, poetry collection
 
The Luck of Barry Lyndon
William Makepeace Thackeray
England, novel
1847
missing graphic
Jane Eyre
England, novel
 
missing graphic
Wuthering Heights
England, novel
1848
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Anne Brontë
England, novel
 
Vanity Fair
William Makepeace Thackeray
England, novel
1850
Sonnets from the Portuguese
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
England, poetry collection
 
Christmas-Eve and Easter-Day
Robert Browning
England, poem
 
missing graphic
David Copperfield
England, novel
 
In Memoriam
Alfred Lord Tennyson
England, poem
 
The Prelude
William Wordsworth
England, poem
1853
Villette
England, novel
 
missing graphic
Bleak House
England, novel
 
Cranford
Elizabeth Gaskell
England, novel
1854
missing graphic
Hard Times
England, novel
1854–1855
The Newcomes
William Makepeace Thackeray
England, novel
1855
Men and Women
Robert Browning
England, poetry collection
Includes "Love Among the Ruins", "Evelyn Hope", "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came", "Andrea del Sarto", and others
 
North and South
Elizabeth Gaskell
England, novel
 
The Warden
Anthony Trollope
England, novel
1856
Aurora Leigh
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
England, poem
1857
missing graphic
Little Dorrit
England, novel
 
Barchester Towers
Anthony Trollope
England, novel
 
Adam Bede
England, novel
 
The Virginians
William Makepeace Thackeray
England, novel
1859–1885
Idylls of the King
Alfred Lord Tennyson
England, poetry collection
1860
missing graphic
The Woman in White
England, novel
1861
missing graphic
Great Expectations
England, novel
 
Silas Marner
England, novel
1862
Goblin Market and Other Poems
Christina Rossetti
England, poetry collection
1863
Romola
England, novel
 
The Water Babies
Charles Kingsley
England, novel
1865
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
England, novel
 
Our Mutual Friend
England, novel
1868
England, novel
1869
Collected Poems
Matthew Arnold
England, poetry collection
 
Lorna Doone
Richard Blackmore
England, novel
 
Phineas Finn
Anthony Trollope
England, novel
1871
The Coming Race
England, novel
 
Through the Looking-Glass
Lewis Carroll
England, novel
1872
missing graphic
Erewhon
England, novel
 
missing graphic
Middlemarch
England, novel
1874
missing graphic
Far from the Madding Crowd
England, novel
1875
The Way We Live Now
Anthony Trollope
England, novel
1876
Daniel Deronda
England, novel
 
The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs
William Morris
England, poem
1877
Black Beauty
Anna Sewell
England, novel
1878
The Return of the Native
England, novel
1880
Workers in the Dawn
George Gissing
England, novel
1881
The Black Robe
England, novel
1883
missing graphic
Treasure Island
Scotland, novel
1885
King Solomon's Mines
H. Rider Haggard
England, novel
 
Marius the Epicurean
Walter Pater
England, novel
1886
The Mayor of Casterbridge
England, novel
 
Scotland, novella
1887
A Study in Scarlet
England, novel
 
She
H. Rider Haggard
England, novel
1888
Rudyard Kipling
England, story
1889
Three Men in a Boat
Jerome K. Jerome
England, novel
1890
The Sign of Four
England, novel
1891
New Grub Street
George Gissing
England, novel
 
News From Nowhere
William Morris
England, novel
1892
missing graphic
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
England, story collection
Includes "A Scandal in Bohemia", "The Red-Headed League", "The Adventure of the Speckled Band", and others
 
The Diary of a Nobody
George and Weedon Grossmith
England, novel
1894
Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
England, story collection
Includes "Silver Blaze", "The Greek Interpreter", "The Final Problem", and others
 
The Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling
England, story collection
1895
Almayer's Folly
England, novel
 
The Time Machine
H.G. Wells
England, novella
1896
England, novel
 
Alfred E. Housman
England, poetry collection
 
The Well at the World's End
William Morris
England, novel
 
The Island of Doctor Moreau
H.G. Wells
England, novel
1897
Captains Courageous
Rudyard Kipling
England, novel
 
The Invisible Man
H.G. Wells
England, novel
1898
The War of the Worlds
H.G. Wells
England, novel
1900
missing graphic
Lord Jim
England, novel
1901
Rudyard Kipling
England, novel
1902
England, novella
 
W.W. Jacobs
England, story
 
The Riddle of the Sands
Erskine Childers
England, novel
1904
Nostromo
Joseph Conrad
England, novel
1905
England, story collection
Includes "The Empty House", "The Norwood Builder", "The Dancing Men", "Charles Augustus Milverton", and others
1906–1921
The Forsyte Saga
England, novel series
Includes The Man of Property, In Chancery, To Let, and two interludes
1907
Algernon Blackwood
England, story
 
The Secret Agent
England, novel
1908
The Old Wives' Tale
Arnold Bennett
England, novel
 
A Room With a View
E.M. Forster
England, novel
 
The Wind in the Willows
Kenneth Grahame
England, novel
1910
Howards End
E.M. Forster
England, novel
1911
The Secret Garden
Frances Hodgson Burnett
England, novel
 
The Innocence of Father Brown
England, story collection
Includes "The Blue Cross", "The Invisible Man", "The Hammer of God", and others
 
England, novel
 
"Casting the Runes"
M.R. James
England, story
1912
Zuleika Dobson
Max Beerbohm
England, novel
 
The Lost World
England, novel
1913
Trent's Last Case
E.C. Bentley
England, novel
 
Sons and Lovers
D.H. Lawrence
England, novel
1914
Waverley
Walter Scott
Scotland, novel
 
The Good Soldier
Ford Maddox Ford
England, novel
 
The Rainbow
D.H. Lawrence
England, novel
 
Of Human Bondage
W. Somerset Maugham
England, novel
 
Scotland, novel
1918
Poems
Gerard Manley Hopkins
England, poetry collection
1920
Women in Love
D.H. Lawrence
England, novel
1922
The Worm Ouroboros
E.R. Eddison
England, novel
 
The Waste Land
England, poem
 
Life and Death of Harriett Frean
May Sinclair
England, novel
1924
The Vortex
Noel Coward
England, play
 
A Passage to India
E.M. Forster
England, novel
1925
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
England, novel
 
England, poem
 
Parade's End
Ford Maddox Ford
England, novel
 
England, novel
1926
Winnie-the-Pooh
A.A. Milne
England, story collection
1927
England, novel
1928
The Machine Stops
E.M. Forster
England, novella
 
The Well of Loneliness
Radclyffe Hall
England, novel
 
Lady Chatterley's Lover
D.H. Lawrence
England, novel
 
Ashenden: Or the British Agent
W. Somerset Maugham
England, story collection
 
Orlando
England, novel
1929
Good-Bye to All That
Robert Graves
England, memoir
 
A High Wind in Jamaica
Richard Hughes
England, novel
1930
Private Lives
Noel Coward
England, play
 
Strong Poison
Dorothy L. Sayers
England, novel
1931
The Waves
England, novel
1932
Cold Comfort Farm
Stella Gibbons
England, novel
1932
Brave New World
England, novel
1933
Murder Must Advertise
Dorothy L. Sayers
England, novel
1934
Murder on the Orient Express
England, novel
 
Robert Graves
England, novel
 
The Nine Tailors
Dorothy L. Sayers
England, novel
 
A Handful of Dust
Evelyn Waugh
England, novel
1935
missing graphic
Gaudy Night
Dorothy L. Sayers
England, novel
1936
Aldous Huxley
England, novel
 
Keep the Aspidistra Flying
George Orwell
England, novel
1937
Star Maker
Olaf Stapledon
England, novel
 
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien
England, novel
1937–1967
Horatio Hornblower
C.S. Forester
England, novel series
1938
Cause for Alarm
Eric Ambler
England, novel
 
The Death of the Heart
Elizabeth Bowen
England, novel
 
Rebecca
Daphne du Maurier
England, novel
 
Brighton Rock
Graham Greene
England, novel
 
Scoop
Evelyn Waugh
England, novel
 
The Sword in the Stone
T.H. White
England, novel
 
The Code of the Woosters
P.G. Wodehouse
England, novel
 
The Years
England, novel
1939
The Mask of Dimitrios
Eric Ambler
England, novel
 
Rogue Male
Geoffrey Household
England, novel
 
Goodbye to Berlin
Christopher Isherwood
England, novel
1940
The Power and the Glory
Graham Greene
England, novel
 
England, novel
1941
Blithe Spirit
Noel Coward
England, play
1944
Green for Danger
Christianna Brand
England, novel
 
The Horse's Mouth
Joyce Cary
England, novel
 
The Razor's Edge
W. Somerset Maugham
England, novel
1945
Loving
Henry Green
England, novel
 
Animal Farm
England, novella
 
Brideshead Revisited
Evelyn Waugh
England, novel
1946
The Moving Toyshop
Edmund Crispin
England, novel
1946–1959
Gormenghast
Mervyn Peake
England, novel series
1947
The Age of Anxiety
W.H. Auden
England, poem
 
Under the Volcano
Malcolm Lowry
England, novel
 
A Case to Answer
Edgar Lustgarten
England, novel
1948
All About H. Hatterr
G.V. Desani
England, novel
 
The Heart of the Matter
Graham Greene
England, novel
 
The Franchise Affair
Jospehine Tey
England, novel
1949
The Third Man
Graham Greene
England, novella
1950
Smallbone Deceased
Michael Gilbert
England, novel
 
England, novel
1950–1956
The Chronicles of Narnia
C.S. Lewis
England, novel series
Includes The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; and others
1951
The End of the Affair
Graham Greene
England, novel
 
The Day of the Triffids
John Wyndham
England, novel
 
The Daughter of Time
Josephine Tey
Scotland, novel
1951–1975
A Dance to the Music of Time
Anthony Powell
England, novel series
1952
The Tiger in the Smoke
Margery Allingham
England, novel
1953
Childhood's End
Arthur C. Clarke
England, novel
 
The Go-Between
L.P. Hartley
England, novel
1954
Lucky Jim
Kingsley Amis
England, novel
 
Lord of the Flies
William Golding
England, novel
 
Under the Net
Iris Murdoch
England, novel
1954–1955
Lord of the Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien
England, novel
1955
Graham Greene
England, novel
 
The Chrysalids
John Wyndham
England, novel
1956
The City and the Stars
Arthur C. Clarke
England, novel
 
Look Back in Anger
John Osburn
England, play
1957
From Russia With Love
Ian Fleming
England, novel
 
The Birthday Party
Harold Pinter
England, play
 
On the Beach
England, novel
 
The Midwich Cuckoos
John Wyndham
England, novel
1957–1960
The Alexandria Quartet
Laurence Durrell
England, novel series
1958
The Caretaker
Harold Pinter
England, play
 
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Alan Sillitoe
England, novel
 
The Once and Future King
T.H. White
England, novel
1959
Cider With Rosie
Laurie Lee
England, novel
 
The Golden Notebook
Doris Lessing
England, novel
1960
A Man for All Seasons
Robert Bolt
England, play
1961
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Muriel Spark
Scotland, novel
1962
Hothouse
Brian W. Aldiss
England, novel
 
The Drowned World
J.G. Ballard
England, novel
 
A Clockwork Orange
Anthony Burgess
England, novel
 
The IPCRESS File
Len Deighton
England, novel
1963
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
John Le Carré
England, novel
1964
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Rouald Dahl
Wales, novel
1965
The Homecoming
Harold Pinter
England, play
1966
The Crystal World
J.G. Ballard
England, novel
 
The Magus
John Fowles
England, novel
 
The Black Sheep
Georgette Heyer
England, novel
 
The Wide Sargasso Sea
Jean Rhys
England, novel
1967
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Tom Stoppard
England, play
1968
2001: A Space Odyssey
Arthur C. Clarke
England, novel
1969
missing graphic
The French Lieutenant's Woman
John Fowles
England, novel
 
Master and Commander
Patrick O'Brian
England, novel
 
What the Butler Saw
Joe Orton
England, play
1970
Troubles
J.G. Farrell
England, novel
 
Crow
Ted Hughes
England, poetry collection
1971
The Day of the Jackal
Frederick Forsyth
England, novel
1972
Watership Down
Richard Adams
England, novel
 
Rendezvous with Rama
Arthur C. Clarke
England, novel
1973
Crash
J.G. Ballard
England, novel
 
The Siege of Krishnapur
J.G. Farrell
England, novel
 
Equus
Peter Shaffer
England, play
1974
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
John le Carré
England, novel
1975
The Eagle Has Landed
Jack Higgins
England, novel
1976
A Demon in My View
Ruth Rendell
England, novel
1978
The Bookshop
Penelope Fitzgerald
England, novella
 
Eye of the Needle
Ken Follett
England, novel
 
Rumpole of the Bailey
John Mortimer
England, story collection
 
The Sea, the Sea
Iris Murdoch
England, novel
1979
The Bloody Chamber and other Stories
Angela Carter
England, story collection
 
Cloud 9
Caryl Churchill
England, play
 
Smiley's People
John le Carré
England, novel
 
Amadeus
Peter Shaffer
England, play
1979–1992
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
England, novel series
Includes The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, and more
1981
Lanark
Alasdair Graye
Scotland, novel
1982
Noises Off
Michael Frayn
England, play
 
A Pale View of Hills
Kazuo Ishiguro
England, novel
 
The False Inspector Dew
Peter Lovesey
England, novel
1983–2015
Discworld
Terry Pratchett
England, novel series
1984
Money
Martin Amis
England, novel
 
Empire of the Sun
J.G. Ballard
England, novel
 
Flaubert's Parrot
Julian Barnes
England, novel
 
Hotel du Lac
Anita Brookner
England, novel
 
Fire and Hemlock
Diana Wynne Jones
England, novel
1985
The Tenth Man
Graham Greene
England, novella
1986
The Old Devils
Kingsley Amis
England, novel
 
An Artist of the Floating World
Kazuo Ishiguro
England, novel
 
A Taste for Death
P.D. James
England, novel
 
Howl's Moving Castle
Diana Wynne Jones
England, novel
 
A Dark-Adopted Eye
Barbara Vine (Ruth Rendell)
England, novel
1987
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
England, novel
 
The Radiant Way
Margaret Drabble
England, novel
 
Watchmen
Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
England, Graphic novel
1989
London Fields
Martin Amis
England, novel
 
The Pillars of the Earth
Ken Follett
England, novel
 
The Remains of the Day
Kazuo Ishiguro
England, novel
 
Devices and Desires
P.D. James
England, novel
 
The Quincunx
England, novel
1990
Possession
A.S. Byatt
England, novel
1991–1995
The Regeneration Trilogy
Pat Barker
England, novel series
Includes Regeneration, The Eye in the Door, The Ghost Road
1992
Memories of Rain
Sunetra Gupta
England, novel
 
Written on the Body
Jeanette Winterson
England, novel
1993
A Dead Man in Deptford
Anthony Burgess
England, novel
 
Birdsong
Sebastian Faulks
England, novel
 
Arcadia
Tom Stoppard
England, play
1994
What a Carve Up!
Jonathan Coe
England, novel
 
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Louis de Bernieres
England, novel
 
How Late It Was, How Late
James Kelman
Scotland, novel
1995
High Fidelity
Nick Hornby
England, novel
1995–2000
His Dark Materials
Philip Pullman
England, novel
Includes Northern Lights (The Golden Compass), The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass
1996
Last Orders
Graham Swift
England, novel
1997–2007
Harry Potter series
J.K. Rowling
England, novel series
Includes Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, ...and the Chamber of Secrets, ...and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and more
1998
Amsterdam
Ian McEwan
England, novel
2000
Emotionally Weird
Kate Atkinson
England, novel
 
Perdido Street Station
China Miéville
England, novel
 
White Teeth
Zadie Smith
England, novel
2001
American Gods
Neil Gaiman
England, novel
 
The Other Boleyn Girl
Phillipa Gregory
England, novel
 
Ian McEwan
England, novel
2002
Coraline
Neil Gaiman
England, novella
 
Dart
Alice Oswald
England, poetry collection
 
Fingersmith
Sarah Waters
Wales, novel
2003
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Mark Haddon
England, novel
2004
The History Boys
Alan Bennett
England, play
 
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
England, novel
 
Stuff Happens
David Hare
England, play
 
The Line of Beauty
Alan Hollinghurst
England, novel
 
Small Island
Andrea Levy
England, novel
 
Cloud Atlas
David Mitchell
England, novel
2005
Never Let Me Go
Kazuo Ishiguro
England, novel
2006
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Disturbances
Neil Gaiman
England, story collection
 
The Thirteenth Tale
Diane Setterfield
England, novel
2006–2015
Cicero Trilogy
Robert Harris
England, novel
2007
The Uncommon Reader
Alan Bennett
England, novella
2007–2011
Conqueror
Conn Iggulden
England, novel series
2007–2017
The Adventures of Hector Lynch
Tim Severin
England, novel series
2008
The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman
England, novel
 
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher
Kate Summerscale
England, Nonfiction novel
2009
Jerusalem
Jez Butterworth
England, play
 
Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel
United States, novel
 
The City & the City
China Miéville
England, novel
2010
The Finkler Question
Howard Jacobson
England, novel
 
The Long Song
Andrea Levy
England, novel
 
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet
David Mitchell
England, novel
2011
The Sense of an Ending
Julian Barnes
England, novella
 
Family Values
Wendy Cope
England, poetry collection
2014
Outline
Rachel Cusk
England, novel
2019
Girl, Woman, Other
Bernardine Evarista
England, novel

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