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The Golden Man Booker Prize is a special award to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Booker Prize. Five judges have chosen the best work of fiction from the last five decades - with the winner voted for by the public. The ‘Golden Five’ – the five books thought to have best stood the test of time in their respective decades – are:

In a Free State by V. S. Naipaul (1971) • Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively (1987) • The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje (1992) • Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (2009) • Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (2017)

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