Existance In Our Times Reflected in The Longlist Of Booker Prize 2023
It's autumn, and it's time to start putting annual book awards into spotlight again. The Booker Prize 2023 has already chosen its 'Booker Dozen' - 13 books of long-form fiction, selected from entries published in the UK and Ireland between October 1 2022 and September 30 2023 for its longlist.
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:
The longlist features books from four continents, four Irish writers, four debut novelists – and ten authors who are recognised by the Booker Prize for the first time. According to the Chair of the judges Esi Edugyan, "All 13 novels cast new light on what it means to exist in our time, and they do so in original and thrilling ways."
The shortlist of six books will be announced on September 21 followed by the announcement of the winner on November 23.
The Booker Prize is the world’s leading literary award for a single work of fiction founded in the UK in 1969.