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2000 winner: tie between Mercy Among the Children, by David Adams Richards and Anil's Ghost, by Michael Ondaatje. I'm really curious how they ended up with a tie when there are only three jury members. Obviously, I don't understand how they vote. Anyway, as for the books, I loved Anil's Ghost, and the Richards is on my TBR stack.
1998 winner: The Love of a Good Woman, Alice Munro
I also own this one, but haven't read it yet.
As for Atwood's own nomination and prize record (in case you're interested):
2003- shortlisted, Oryx and Crake
1996- winner, Alias Grace
The more I look at the this awards winners, nominees, and ignored books, the stranger I think it is. Why do we as readers care about some awards that seem to be given under hermeneutic rules?
I haven't read these two winners. Wouldn't one have to look at all the winners to speculate on what the judges are looking for? Certainly the term 'best' can be interpreted many ways (if 'best book' is what they are looking for).