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Republic of Consciousness Prize Longlist 2022

Selected by the Bookshop


The Republic of Consciousness Prize celebrates the best fiction published by small presses in the UK and Ireland.

From the publisher:
Iosac Mulgannon is a man called to stand. Losing a grip on his mental and physical health, he is burdened with looking after a mute child whom the local villagers view as cursed. The aging farmer stubbornly refuses to succumb in the face of…

From the publisher:
A teacher asked me a question, and I opened my mouth as a sort of formality but closed it softly, knowing with perfect certainty that nothing would ever come out again.…

From the publisher:
Translated by Christiaan JamesZiad wants no part of this terrible civil war, but what choice did the government give him? Ill-trained and poorly-equipped, he longs to leave the frontlines and return home to the simple life of a craftsman he…

From the publisher:
Translated from Indonesian by Tiffany TsaoLonglisted for the 2022 Republic of Consciousness PrizePlayful, shape-shifting and emotionally charged, Happy Stories, Mostly is a collection of twelve stories that queer the norm. Inspired by…

From the publisher:
In her brilliantly inventive debut collection, Vanessa Onwuemezi takes readers on a surreal and haunting journey through a landscape on the edge of time. At the border with another world, a line of people wait for the gates to open; on the…

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Translated from the Danish by Sherilyn Nicolette HellbergWinner of the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2019, the Michael Strunge Prize, the Montana Prize for Fiction, and the Blixen Literary AwardLonglisted for the 2022 Republic of…

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Winner of the Goldsmiths Prize 2021Sterling is arrested one morning without having done anything wrong. Plunged into a terrifying and nonsensical world, Sterling – with the help of their three best friends – must defy…

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