The Worst of Any Year

2017

2016

  • Nutshell — Ian McEwan

2015

  • Where You Once Belonged — Kent Haruf

2013

  • The Evil Guest — J. Sheridan Le Fanu

2012

  • The Castle in the Forest — Norman Mailer

2011

  • The White Tiger — Aravind Adiga
  • C — Tom McCarthy
  • Pygmy — Chuck Palahniuk

2010

  • The Doctor’s Wife – Sawako Ariyoshi
  • The Fall – Simon Mawer
  • Night Train to Lisbon – Pascal Mercier
  • The Bastard of Istanbul – Elif Shafak
  • The World of Normal Boys – K. M. Soehnlein
  • Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson

2009

  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz
  • Black Swan Green – David Mitchell
  • Going Down – David Markson

2008

  • The Wyvern Mystery – J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman

2007

  • Hotel World – Ali Smith
  • Becoming Madame Mao – Anchee Min
  • Paris in the Twentieth Century – Jules Verne

2006

  • The Mistress of Spices – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  •  The Night Inspector – Frederick Busch

2005

  • How to Be Good – Nick Hornby
  • Girlfriend In a Coma – Douglas Coupland
  • Saturday – Ian McEwan

2004

  • Outlet – Randy Taguchi
  • The Inner Circle – T. C. Boyle

2003

  • Prey – Michael Crichton
  • Chronopolis – Don DeLillo

2002

  • Paris Pilgrims – Clancy Carlile
  • Wonder Boys – Michael Chabon

2001

  • Crazy Cock – Henry Miller

2000

  • The Wind-up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami
  • Eating Pavlova – D. M. Thomas

1999

  • Et Tu, Babe – Mark Leyner
  • Players – Don DeLillo
  • The Ground Beneath Her Feet – Salman Rushdie
  • Murther & Walking Spirits – Robertson Davies

1998

  • Accordion Crimes – E. Annie Proulx
  • The Woman and the Ape – Peter Høeg

1997

  • Sliver – Ira Levin
  • interstate – Stephen Dixon

1996

  • Notes of a Dirty Old Man – Charles Bukowski

1995

  • The Vampire Lestat – Anne Rice

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