Shilash Thapa Tamang
Kathmandu, 3 August
The nominees for Booker Prize 2023 have been announced. The longlist of 13 novels selected by a panel of judges, chaired by novelist Esi Edugyan was announced on 1 August, picked from a total of 160 novels considered for the award. The shortlist of six books will follow on 21 September.
The nominated 13 books include books from four continents, four Irish writers, four debutants and ten authors recognized by the Booker Prize for the first time.
The longlist includes The House of Doors by Tan Twan Eng, The Bee Sting by Paul Murray, Western Lane by Chetna Maroo, In Ascension by Martin MacInnes, Prophet Song by Paul Lynch, All the Little Bird– Hearts by Viktoria Lloyd- Barlow, Pearl by Sian Hughes, The Other Eden by Paul Harding, How to Build a Boat by Elaine Feeney, If I Survive You by Jonathan Escoffery, Study for Obedience by Sarah Bernstein, Old God’s Time by Sabastian Barry and A Spell of Good Things by Ayobami Adebayo.
The Booker Prize is the UK’s most prestigious literary award offered annually for the best work of long-form fiction, selected from entries published in the UK and Ireland. The winner for 2023 will be announced on 26 November and t he winner will receive £50, 000, while each shortlisted novelists will receive £2,500 and a special bound edition of their book.