1900 The Interpretion of Dreams - Sigmund Freud

1901 Kim - Rudyard Kipling

1902 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

1903 The Call of the Wild - Jack London

1904 The Napoleon of Notting Hill - G.K. Chesterton

1905 Hadrian the Seventh - Baron Corvo

1906 The Jungle - Upton Sinclair

1907 The Ghost Sonata - August Strindberg

1908 Hell - Henri Barbusse

1909 The Blue Bird - Maurice Maeterlinck

1909 Tono-Bungay - H.G. Wells

1910 Howard’s End - E.M. Forster

1911 Pygmalion - George Bernard Shaw

1912 Death in Venice - Thomas Mann

1912 Psychology of the Unconscious - Carl Jung

1913 Petersburg - Andrei Belei

1913 My Childhood - Maxim Gorky

1914 The Golem - Gustav Meyrink

1914 The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists - Robert Tressell

1915 The Thirty-Nine Steps - John Buchan

1915 Of Human Bondage - W. Somerset Maugham

1915 The Last Song of J. Alfred Prufrock - T.S. Eliot

1916 Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce

1917 Walpurgis Night - Gustav Meyrink

1918 Eminent Victorians - Lytton Strachey

1919 Winesburg, Ohio - Sherwood Anderson

1920 We - Yevgeny Zamyatin

1921 Back To Methuselah - George Bernard Shaw

1921 Mileposts - Marina Tsvetaeva

1922 Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse

1922 Seven Pillars of Wisdom - T.E. Lawrence

1922 Ulysses - James Joyce

1923 The Good Soldier Svejk - Jaroslav Hasek

1924 The Magic Mountain - Thomas Mann

1924 A Passage To India - E.M. Forster

1925 The Trial - Franz Kafka

1925 Mein Kampf - Adolf Hitler

1925 Mrs Dalloway - Virginia Woolf

1926 Seven Pillars of Wisdom - T.E. Lawrence

1927 To The Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf

1927 Being and Time - Martin Heideger

1927 (The Petrified Forest - Bette Davis)

1928 Story of the Eye - Georges Bataille

1929 The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner

1929 Letters to a Young Poet - Rainer Marie Rilke

1930 The Apes of God - Wyndham Lewis

1931 Night Flight - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

1932 Journey To The End Of The Night - Celine

1932 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

1932 Radetzky March - Joseph Roth

1933 Miss Lonelyhearts - Nathanael West

1933 Love on the Dole - Walter Greenwood

1933 Down and Out in London and Paris - George Orwell

1934 Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller

1935 Godaan - Premchard

1935 (A Night At The Opera - Marx Brothers)

1936 U.S.A. - John Dos Passos

1937 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

1938 Nausea - J.P. Sartre

1939 The Day of the Locust - Nathanael West

1940 The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov

1940 The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter - Carson McCullers

1941 Hangover Square - Patrick Hamilton

1941 Mother Courage - Berthold Brecht

1942 Our Lady of the Flowers - Jean Genet

1943 Myth of Sisyphus / The Stranger - Albert Camus

1944 Ficciones - Jose Luis Borges

1945 Animal Farm - George Orwell

1946 Existentialism and Humanism - Jean Paul Sartre

1947 Under The Volcano - Malcolm Lowry

1948 The City and the Pillar - Gore Vidal

1948 The Second Sex - Simone de Beauvoir

1949 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

1950 Scenes from Provincial Life - William Cooper

1951 Catcher In The Rye - Salinger

1952 Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway

1953 Waiting For Godot - Samuel Beckett

1953 (Second Variety - Philip K. Dick)

1954 The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien

1955 Against the Fall of Night - Arthur C. Clarke

1955 (Rebel Without A Cause - James Dean)

1956 The Doors of Perception - Aldous Huxley

1956 Howl - Allen Ginsberg

1956 Look Back in Anger - John Osbourne

1957 On the Road - Kerouac

1957 The Outsider - Camus

1957 Mythologies - Roland Barthes

1958 Saturday Night and Sunday Morning - Alan Sillitoe

1959 Naked Lunch - William Burroughs

1959 The Tin Drum - Gunter Grass

1959 Billy Liar - Keith Waterhouse

1960 Hiroshima Mon Amour - Margaret Duras

1960 Homage To Clio - W.H. Auden

1961 Catch-22 - Joseph Heller Solaris - Stanislav Lem

1962 A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess

1962 (Once Upon A Time In The West - Sergio Leoni)

1963 Night of the Iguana - Tennessee Williams

1963 The Girls of Slender Means - Muriel Spark

1964 A Single Man - Christopher Isherwood

1964 The Whitsun Weddings - Philip Larkin

1965 The Painted Bird - Jerry Kosinski

1966 Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys

1967 Society of the Spectacle - Guy Dubord

1967 A Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

1967 Speech and Phenomena - Jaques Derrida

1968 Belle du Seigneur - Albert Cohen

1969 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angeloi

1969 Cancer Ward - Aleksander Solzhenitsyn

1969 (Easy Rider - Fonda/Hopper)

1970 Female Eunuch - Germaine Greer

1971 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson

1972 Winter Trees - Sylvia Plath

1973 The Eye of the Storm - Patrick White

1974 Myra Breckinridge - Gore Vidal

1975 Factotum - Charles Bukowski

1975 A Dance to the Music of Time - Anthony Powell

1976 The Selfish Gene - Richard Dawkins

1977 The Silmarillion - J.R.R. Tolkien

1978 Empire of the Sun - J.G. Ballard

1979 If on a winter’s night a traveller - Italo Calvino

1979 Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

1980 The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco

1981 The White Hotel - D.M. Thomas

1981 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie

1982 The Color Purple - Alice Walker

1983 The Colour of Magic - Terry Pratchett

1984 Neuromancer - William Gibson

1984 (Time of the Gypsies - Emir Kusturica)

1985 Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit - Jeanette Winterton

1985 (Back to the Future - Robert Zemekis)

1986 An Artist of the Floating World - Kazuo Ishiguro

1986 Soul Mountain - Gao Xinjian

1987 The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

1988 The Blind Watchmaker - Richard Dawkins

1989 Balthasar and Bluminda - Jose Saramago

1990 The Buddha of Suburbia - Hanief Kureishi

1990 (Nightfall - Isaac Asimov) (Underground - Emir Kusturica)

1991 Sophie’s World - Jostein Gaarder

1991 Wild Swans - Jung Chang

1992 The Emigrants - W.G. Sebald

1993 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth Vurt - Jeff Noon

1994 Trainspotting - Irvine Welch

1995 The Ghost Road - Pat Barker

1995 Rings of Saturn - W.G. Sebald

1996 Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin

1997 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone - J.K. Rowling

1998 Atomised - Michel Houllebecq

1999 Isabel Allende - Daughter of Fortune

1999 Kushun Takame - Battle Royale

2000 London: A Biography - Peter Aykroyd

2000 Persepolis - Marjane Darrell