The 2022 Booker Prize longlist has been announced, including three debuts, the shortest book as well as the youngest and oldest authors ever to be nominated.
The longlist includes: Glory by NoViolet Bulawayo, Trust by Hernan Diaz, The Trees by Percival Everett, Booth by Karen Joy Fowler, Treacle Walker by Alan Garner, The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka, Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan, Case Study by Graeme Macrae Burnet, The Colony by Audrey Magee, Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies by Maddie Mortimer, Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley, After Sappho by Selby Wynn Schwartz and Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout.
The judges include British cultural historian, broadcaster and writer Neil MacGregor, British broadcaster and academic Shahidha Bari, historian of the middle ages and sixteenth century Helen Castor, author and literary critic M. John Harrison and prizewinning novelist Alain Mabanckou (AKA ‘the African Beckett’!)
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