The thirteen books on the 2022 Booker Prize Longlist were announced today! Even though lately I have not followed the prize as much as I used to, I still get excited to see the list and think of the potentially great reading experiences in store — not to mention the fun conversations! If you’re interested, The MOokse and the Gripes Goodreads Group is extremely active (the speculation thread had 1850 comments), and there are threads for discussing the longlist in general a well as each of the longlisted books. The shortlist will be announced on September 6, and the winner will be announced on October 17.

The Booker Prize website has some interesting facts about the list. For example, three of the books on the list are debut novels, including Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley — who is just 19 years old! On the other end of the spectrum, Alan Garner is on the list with¬†Treacle Walker, and he is 88.

Here are the books:

The Colony
by Audrey Magee

After Sappho
by Selby Wynn Schwartz

by NoViolet Bulawayo

Small Things Like These
by Claire Keegan

by Leila Mottley

Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies
by Maddie Mortimer

Case Study
by Graeme Macrae Burnet

Treacle Walker
by Alan Garner

The Trees
by Percival Everett

by Hernan Diaz

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida
by Shehan Karunatilaka

Oh William!
by Elizabeth Strout

by Karen Joy Fowler

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