The 2023 Booker Prize Longlist highlights universal themes of pain and grief, climate change and political uncertainty

This year’s longlist has authors from Scotland, England, Ireland, Canada, America, Nigeria and Malaysia, including one of Indian origin

Updated - November 20, 2023 10:23 am IST

Published - September 08, 2023 06:31 pm IST

There are 13 books in this year’s Booker Prize longlist.

There are 13 books in this year’s Booker Prize longlist. | Photo Credit:

The longlist of 13 books for the 2023 Booker Prize 2023 was announced on August 1, and the shortlist of six books was declared on September 21. The winner of the £50,000 prize will be announced on November 26, 2023.

The longlisted titles are:

The House of Doors - Tan Twan Eng

The Bee Sting - Paul Murray

Western Lane - Chetna Maroo

In Ascension - Martin MacInnes

Prophet Song - Paul Lynch

All the Little Bird-Hearts - Viktoria Lloyd-Barlow

Pearl - Sian Hughes

This Other Eden - Paul Harding

How to Build a Boat - Elaine Feeney

If I Survive You - Jonathan Escoffery

Study for Obedience - Sarah Bernstein

Old God’s Time - Sebastian Barry

A Spell of Good Things - Ayobami Adebayo

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