2022 Booker Prize Longlist

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2022 Booker Prize Longlist

1kidzdoc
Editado: Jul 26, 2022, 10:10 am

This year's longlist has just been announced:

Glory by NoViolet Bulawayo
Trust by Hernan Diaz
The Trees by Percival Everett
Booth by Karen Joy Fowler
Treacle Walker by Alan Garner
The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka
Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan
Case Study by Graeme Macrae Burnet
The Colony by Audrey Magee
Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies by Maddie Mortimer
Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley
After Sappho by Selby Wynn Schwartz
Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout

The shortlist will be unveiled on 6 September and the winner on 17 October.

I've read The Trees, which I loved and is fully deserving of the longlist. I haven't read and don't own any of the other longlisted books.

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2Yells
Editado: Jul 26, 2022, 8:46 pm

I would LOVE The Trees to win. I doubt it will, but would absolutely love to see take the prize.

I've only read Trees and Oh William! - both were fantastic.

3kidzdoc
Jul 26, 2022, 7:30 pm

>2 Yells: Even though it's the only longlisted book I've read so far I would be very happy if The Trees won the Booker Prize.

I'm glad that you loved Oh William!, Danielle. The Kindle version of it was selling for $6.99 this morning, and since I had a $5.00 Amazon e-book credit I snapped it up right away. I borrowed the e-book edition of Small Things Like These from the Fulton County Public Library in Atlanta this morning. Both are relatively short books, so I'll probably finish them this weekend.

4Yells
Jul 26, 2022, 8:48 pm

>3 kidzdoc: Oh William! is the last of a loose trilogy. They can be standalone stories, I suppose, but they all add pieces to the overall story and should be read in order.

5kidzdoc
Editado: Jul 27, 2022, 4:28 pm

>4 Yells: Ugh. Deborah (arubabookwoman) also mentioned that on my Club Read thread today. I didn't like My Name Is Lucy Barton, so I refuse to read Anything Is Possible and Lucy By the Sea to fully appreciate Oh William!, as that should not be a requirement to judge her latest book as Booker Prize worthy, especially since I expect that it will rank at or near the bottom of the longlisted books I read this year. I'll give it the required 50 pages, and Pearl Rule it if I don't like it by that point.