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The Booker Prize longlist 2022

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The longlist for the Booker Prize 2022 has been announced!

Gaby Wood, director of the Booker Prize Foundation, called the longlist “a set of books that are sometimes serious but never sombre, whose authors engage you with their wit, even as you absorb their dramatic, painful or provocative subject matter. It’s in this playfulness, of form or tone, that this year’s fiction is at its best.”

From the publisher:
'Booth is a triumph!' Ruth Ozeki'Accomplished, immersive and profoundly satisfying' Cathy Rentzenbrink'Her finest, most beautiful novel to date' Neel MukherjeeFrom the Booker-shortlisted, million-copy bestselling author of We Are…

From the publisher:
'Original, memorable, shimmering' Sarah Moss'Extraordinary, kaleidoscopic' Daisy JohnsonToday I might trace the rungs of her larynx or tap at her trachea like the bones of a xylophone . . .Something gleeful and malevolent is moving in Lia's…

From the publisher:
The brand new novel from American master Percival Everett.‘Everett has mastered the movement between unspeakable terror and knock out comedy.’– New York Times‘The novelist has regularly exploded our models of genre…

From the publisher:
‘Playful, moving and wholly remarkable’ Guardian‘A small miracle’ New Statesman‘Mastery of craft, resonance and deep feeling on every page’ TelegraphAn introspective young boy, Joseph…

From the publisher:
LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2022AN OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICKTHE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'UNFORGETTABLE' GUARDIAN'A MAGNIFICENT DEBUT' RUTH OZEKI, winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2022'A SOUL-SEARCHING…

From the publisher:
He handed the easel to the boatman, reaching down the pier wall towards the sea.Mr Lloyd has decided to travel to the island by boat without engine – the authentic experience.Unbeknownst to him, Mr Masson will also soon be arriving…

From the publisher:
A searing satire set amid the murderous mayhem of Sri Lanka beset by civil warColombo, 1990. Maali Almeida, war photographer, gambler and closet gay, has woken up dead in what seems like a celestial visa office. His dismembered body is…

From the publisher:
“What did we want? To begin with, we wanted what half the population had got by just being born.” IT’S 1895. Amid laundry and bruises, Rina Pierangeli Faccio gives birth to the child of the man who raped her –…

From the publisher:
The Pulitzer Prize-winning, Booker-longlisted, bestselling author returns to her beloved heroine Lucy Barton in a luminous novel about love, loss, and the family secrets that can erupt and bewilder us at any point in life Lucy Barton is a…

From the publisher:
'You thought you were getting a novel as good as We Need New Names, tholukuthi Bulawayo's second is even more dazzling' Sarah Ladipo Manyika, GuardianGlory is an energy burst, an exhilarating joyride. It is the story of an uprising, told by…

From the publisher:
A literary puzzle about money, power, and intimacy, Trust is a novel that challenges the myths shrouding wealth, and the fictions that often pass for history.Even through the roar and effervescence of the 1920s, everyone in New…

From the publisher:
THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FOSTER, ANTARCTICA AND WALK THE BLUE FIELDS'This is a tale of courage and compassion, of good sons and vulnerable young mothers. Absolutely beautiful.' Douglas Stuart (Winner of…

From the publisher:
LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2022“A page-turning blast, funny, sinister and perfectly plotted … Rarely has being constantly wrong-footed been so much fun.” James Walton, The Times“Very funny ……

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