2022 Booker Prize Longlist Announced

The longlist for this year's Booker Prize, the most prestigious award given to authors of the best English-language books, has been announced.

The shortlist will be revealed on 6th September, while the winner will be announced on 17th October, during the Frankfurt Book Fair. This year's award jury includes Neil MacGregor, Shahidha Bari, Helen Castor, M. John Harrison, and Alain Mabanckou.

The following titles and their authors have been nominated for this year's Booker Prize:

  • NoViolet Bulawayo (Zimbabwe), ”Glory”
  • Hernan Diaz (USA), “Trust”
  • Percival Everett (USA) ”The Trees”
  • Karen Joy Fowler (USA) ”Booth”
  • Alan Garner (United Kingdom), ”Treacle Walker”
  • Shehan Karunatilaka (Sri Lanka), ”The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida”
  • Claire Keegan (Ireland), ”Small Things Like These”
  • Graeme Macrae Burnet (United Kingdom), ”Case Study”
  • Audrey Magee (Ireland), ”The Colony”
  • Maddie Mortimer (United Kingdom), ”Maps of our Spectacular Bodies”
  • Leila Mottley (USA), “Nightcrawling”
  • Selby Wynn Shwartz (USA), ”After Sappho”
  • Elizabeth Strout (USA), ”Oh William!”

To date, only one of the nominated books has been published in Polish ("Oh William!" by Elizabeth Strout translated by Ewa Horodyska). A number of other books are being currently translated into Polish.

Since 2014, the Booker Prize has been awarded to authors of any nationality for the best books written in English. In addition to the prestige, the winner can expect a financial prize of £50,000.