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Reading the Booker Prize Longlist

Are you a fan of reading through all the awards book lists? The longlist for the Booker Prize was just announced recently so it’s time to get reading!

The Booker Prize is awarded to the best work of fiction written in English and published in the UK and Ireland. This year, there are 10 authors longlisted for the first time, 4 debut novels, and 7 countries represented (including Canada with Sarah Bernstein’s novel!). 

The shortlist of six books will be announced on September 21, with the announcement of the winner on November 26, 2023. 

There’s so much good stuff to be found on the Booker Prizes website that you should check out. If you’re not sure which book to start with, they have a quiz to help you decide. You can learn more about the judges for this year, which include Canadian novelist Esi Edugyan and actor Adjoa Andoh (those who watch Bridgerton will know her as Lady Danbury). And for podcast fans, make sure you check out The Booker Prize Podcast to learn more. 

Below are this year’s Booker Prize longlisted novels. Find the full list in our catalogue here: nfpl.info/BookerPrize

  • A Spell of Good Things by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ (Borrow)    
  • Old God's Time by Sebastian Barry (Borrow)   
  • Study for Obedience by Sarah Bernstein (Borrow)  
  • If I Survive You by Jonathan Escoffrey (Borrow)    
  • How To Build a Boat by Elaine Feeney (Borrow)   
  • This Other Eden by Paul Harding (Borrow, cloudLibrary eBook, hoopla eBook)  
  • Pearl by Siân Hughes (Coming Soon)
  • All the Little Bird-Hearts by Viktoria Lloyd-Barlow (Coming Soon)
  • Prophet Song by Paul Lynch (Coming Soon)
  • In Ascension by Martin MacInnes (Coming Soon)
  • Western Lane by Chetna Maroo (Borrow)   
  • The Bee Sting by Paul Murray (Coming Soon)
  • The House of Doors by Tan Twan Eng (Borrow)