2000 Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
2001 Tie: Ian McEwan, Atonement; Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections 2002 Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex
2003 James Frey, A Million Little Pieces (now that we know it’s a novel)
2004 David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas–although I am tempted to say The 9/11 Commission Report: if, as DeLillo alleged, the Warren Report was the greatest novel since Finnegans Wake, then surely The 9/11 Commission Report must at least be a novel (if not exactly Jamesian).
2005 Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore 2006 Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day
2007 Denis Johnson, Tree of Smoke
2008 Roberto Bolano, 2666
2009 Padgett Powell, The Interrogative Mood