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Best Novels Year by Year
2005Cormac McCarthyNo Country for Old Men
2004David MitchellCloud Atlas
2003Jonathan LethemThe Fortress of Solitude
2002Mario Vargas LlosaThe Feast of the Goat
2001Tim WintonDirt Music
2000William T VollmannThe Royal Family
1999Neal StephensonCryptonomicon
1998Martha CooleyThe Archivist
1997Don DeLilloUnderworld
1996David Foster WallaceInfinite Jest
1995Jose SaramagoBlindness
1994Iain SinclairRadon Daughters
1993Vikram SethA Suitable Boy
1992William T VollmannFathers and Crows
1991Iain SinclairDownriver
1990William T VollmannThe Ice Shirt
1989Katherine DunnGeek Love
1988Peter CareyOscar and Lucinda
1987William T VollmannYou Bright and Risen Angels
1986Richard FordThe Sportswriter
1985Cormac McCarthyBlood Meridian
1984William GibsonNeuromancer
1983John Calvin BatchelorThe Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica
1982T Coraghessan BoyleWater Music
1981Peter CareyBliss
1980John Kennedy TooleA Confederacy of Dunces
1979Charles PortisThe Dog of the South
1978Georges PerecLife: A User's Manual
1977Richard BrautiganDreaming of Babylon
1976Kurt VonnegutSlapstick, or Lonesome No More
1975William GaddisJR
1974Thomas PynchonGravity's Rainbow
1973Kurt VonnegutBreakfast of Champions
1972John BrunnerThe Sheep Look Up
1971R D PharrS.R.O.
1970Larry NivenRingworld
1969Kurt VonnegutSlaughterhouse 5
1968John Le CarreA Small Town in Germany
1967Gabriel Garcia MarquezOne Hundred Years of Solitude
1966Thomas PynchonThe Crying of Lot 49
1965Kurt VonnegutGod Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
1964Flann O'BrienThe Dalkey Archive
1963Thomas PynchonV
1962Vladimir NabokovPale Fire
1961Joseph HellerCatch-22
1960Harper LeeTo Kill a Mockingbird
1959William S BurroughsNaked Lunch
1958Vladimir NabokovLolita
1957Anthony PowellAt Lady Molly's
1956Nelson AlgrenA Walk on the Wild Side
1955William GaddisThe Recognitions
1954Kingsley AmisLucky Jim
1953Samuel BeckettWatt
1952Flannery O'ConnorWise Blood
1951Samuel BeckettMolloy / Malone Dies / The Unnameable
1950Mervyn PeakeGormenghast
1949George Orwell1984
1948Graham GreeneThe Heart of the Matter
1947Malcolm LowryUnder the Volcano
1946Mervyn PeakeTitus Groan
1943Louis-Ferdinand CelineGuignol's Band
1941Arthur KoestlerDarkness at Noon
1940Carson McCullersThe Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
1939Flann O'BrienAt Swim Two-Birds
1938Samuel BeckettMurphy
1937John Dos PassosUSA
1936Karel CapekWar with the Newts
1935Elias CanettiAuto Da Fe
1934Robert GravesI, Claudius
1933Erskine CaldwellGod's Little Acre
1932Louis-Ferdinand CelineJourney to the End of the Night
1930Dashiell HammettThe Maltese Falcon
1929William FaulknerThe Sound and the Fury
1928Radclyffe HallThe Well of Loneliness
1927C H B KitchinMr. Balcony
1926F.Scott FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby
1925Andre GideThe Counterfeiters
1924Evgeny ZamyatinWe
1923Jaroslav HasekThe Good Soldier Svejk
1922James JoyceUlysses
1919W Somerset MaughamThe Moon and Sixpence
1918Willa CatherMy Antonia
1916James JoycePortrait of the Artist as a Young Man
1915Franz KafkaMetamorphosis
1913Edith WhartonThe Custom of the Country
1911Arnold BennettHilda Lessways
1910Arnold BennettClayhanger
1908G K ChestertonThe Man Who Was Thursday
1907Joseph ConradThe Secret Agent
1904Frederick William RolfeHadrian the Seventh
1903Jack LondonThe Call of the Wild
1902Joseph ConradHeart of Darkness