Awards: Booker Longlist

The 13-title longlist for the £50,000 (about $59,140) 2022 Booker Prize has been released, featuring the youngest and oldest authors ever to be nominated, as well as the shortest book and three debuts. The shortlist will be announced September 14 and the winner named October 17. This year's longlisted titles are: 

The Colony by Audrey Magee
After Sappho by Selby Wynn Schwartz
Glory by NoViolet Bulawayo
Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan
Nightcrawling 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
Trust by Hernan Diaz
The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka
Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout
Booth by Karen Joy Fowler

Chair of the judges Neil MacGregor said, in part: "The skill with which writers shape and sustain those variously imagined worlds, and allow others to inhabit them, has been our main criterion in proposing this longlist of 13 books. Exceptionally well written and carefully crafted, in whatever genre, they seem to us to exploit and expand what the language can do.... These are 13 books--challenging, stimulating, surprising, nourishing--that we recommend for close and enjoyable reading."

This year's Booker Prize longlist features 20-year-old Leila Mottley and 87-year-old Alan Garner, the youngest and oldest authors ever to be longlisted. At 116 pages, Claire Keegan's Small Things Like These is the shortest book recognized in the prize's history. Three debut novelists make the list: Maddie Mortimer, Leila Mottley and Selby Wynn Schwartz. 

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