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    Bath Literature Festival Judges deem Wolf Hall as 'outstanding novel of our time'

    Published on 23/02/2015 by Jean Roberts

    In an article published in The Independent today, the judges of the Bath Literature Festival have chosen Hilary Mantel's Booker Prize-winning novel Wolf Hall as the overall winner in their project to find 'The most outstanding novel of our time'

    Artistic Director Viv Groskop said - “Our final list includes authors writing in English from around the world,” and went on to say “I wanted to celebrate books readers have loved and to pinpoint the novels that transformed the literary landscape. Wolf Hall has done that with bells on.”

    The panel’s choice: The best works of the last 20 years

    1995: Captain Corelli’s Mandolin  (Louis de Bernières)

    1996: Alias Grace  (Margaret Atwood)

    1997: American Pastoral (Philip Roth)

    1998: England, England Julian Barnes

    1999: Disgrace  (J M Coetzee)

    2000: White Teeth  (Zadie Smith)

    2001: Atonement  (Ian McEwan)

    2002: Any Human Heart (William Boyd)

    2003: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon)

    2004: Small Island  (Andrea Levy) 

    2005: We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lionel Shriver)

    2006: The Road  (Cormac McCarthy)

    2007: Half of a Yellow Sun (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)

    2008: The Outcast (Sadie Jones)

    2009: The Little Stranger (Sarah Waters)

    2010: Wolf Hall  (Hilary Mantel)

    2011: A Visit From the Goon Squad  (Jennifer Egan)

    2012: State of Wonder (Ann Patchett)

    2013: Life After Life (Kate Atkinson)

    2014: The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt)


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