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The Booker McConnell Prize is Britain's most prestigious literary honor. It is awarded annually to the best full-length novel written in English by a citizen of the U.K., the Commonwealth, Eire, Pakistan, or South Africa.

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The 2000 Booker Winner

The Blind Assassin The Blind Assassin
by Margaret Atwood
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Told in a style that magnificently captures the colloquialisms and clichés of the 1930s and 1940s, The Blind Assassin is a richly layered and uniquely rewarding experience. The novel has many threads and narrates a series of events that follow one another at a breathtaking pace. As everything comes together, readers will discover that the story Atwood is telling amounts to a great deal more than the sum of its parts.

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The 2000 Booker Nominees

The Hiding Place The Hiding Place
by Trezza Azzopardi
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When We Were Orphans When We Were Orphans
by Kazuo Ishiguro
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The Keepers of Truth
by Michael Collins


English Passengers English Passengers
by Matthew Kneale
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The Deposition of Father McGreevy The Deposition of Father McGreevy
by Brian O'Doherty
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