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Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

It’s that time of year again! The prestigious Booker Prize winner will be announced this October. The submissions included 169 novels that were published between Oct.1, 2021 and Sept. 30, 2022. As many of you might know, the Booker Prize was founded in 1969 and is one of the most coveted literary prizes in the world. Previous winners include acclaimed writers like V.S. Naipaul, Kazuo Ishiguro, Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie and Hilary Mantel. The prize had previously been open only to writers from Britain, Ireland, the Commonwealth and Zimbabwe. In 2014, however, the judges extended eligibility to all English language novelists whose work is released in Britain or Ireland. This is why you’ll now notice some American authors on the list.

Here are the books on this year’s Short List: