The Booker Prize 2023 Longlist is out now

August 26, 2023

The 13 longlisted books explore universal and topical themes: from deeply moving personal dramas to tragi-comic family sagas; from the effects of climate change to the oppression of minorities; from scientific breakthroughs to competitive sport.

Get to know the nominees for The Booker Prize:

Tan Twan Eng: The House of Doors

Paul Murray: The Bee Sting

Chetna Maroo: Western Lane

Martin MacInnes: In Ascension

Paul Lynch: Prophet Song

Viktoria Lloyd-Barlow: All the Little Bird-Hearts

Sian Hughes: Pearl

Paul Harding: This Other Eden

Elaine Feeney: How to Build a Boat

Sarah Bernstein: Study for Obedience

Jonathan Escoffery: If I Survive You

Sebastian Barry: Old God’s Time

Ayobami Adebayo: A Spell of Good Things

The Booker Prize is the leading literary award in the English speaking world, and has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for over five decades.