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Booker Prize Longlist 2023

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LONGLISTED FOR THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE 2024LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2023A dazzling story of modern Nigeria and two families caught in the riptides of wealth, power, romantic obsession and political corruption.Eniola is tall for his…

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TWICE WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEARRecently retired policeman Tom Kettle is settling into the quiet of his new home, a lean-to annexed to a Victorian castle overlooking the Irish Sea. For months he has barely seen a soul, catching…

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A powerful, compressed masterwork that explores questions of complicity, power and devotion - from one of Granta magazine's Best of Young British Novelists 2023SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2023 WINNER OF THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE 2023…

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LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2023LONGLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL FICTIONA SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERA FINANCIAL TIMES, NEW STATESMAN, NEW YORKER AND WASHINGTON POST BOOK OF THE…

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2023 BOOKER PRIZE‘Dazzling’ GUARDIAN‘Blistering’ THE TIMES'A delight' DIANA EVANS‘Fiction written at the highest level’ ANN PATCHETT'Hilarious,…

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** SHORTLISTED FOR BEST NOVEL OF THE YEAR, IRISH BOOK AWARDS 2023 **** LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2023 **Meet Jamie and his community on the west coast of Ireland in the most uplifting and tender book of the year'A gorgeous gift of a…

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'Masterful . . . has much to say to our times' Guardian'Begs to be read' Spectator'A luminous, thought-provoking novel' Esi Edugyan, author of Washington BlackIn 1792, formerly enslaved Benjamin Honey and his Irish wife,…

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Longlisted for The Booker Prize 2023Marianne is eight years old when her mother goes missing.Left behind with her baby brother and grieving father in a ramshackle house on the edge of a small village, she clings to the fragmented memories…

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‘Glorious. Unforgettable’ Melissa Harrison‘Funny, lyrical, deft and devastating’ Amy Sackville‘A distinct and poetic new voice’ Clare PollardI lived for and loved a bird-heart that summer; I only knew it…

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A mother faces a terrible choice in this explosive literary sensation about a dystopian IrelandWINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2023SHORTLISTED FOR THE AN POST IRISH BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023SHORTLISTED FOR THE STREGA EUROPEAN PRIZEA SUNDAY…

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BLACKWELL'S BOOK OF THE YEAR'Mesmerising' Sunday Times'Magnificent' Guardian'Monumental' The TelegraphLeigh grew up in Rotterdam, drawn to the waterfront as an escape from her unhappy home life and volatile father. Enchanted…

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'A beautiful and evocative novel about grief, about growing up, about losing and winning. The people and places in this book will stay with me for a long time.' - Sally RooneyA 'Book of the Year' in The Economist, The…

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Irresistibly funny, wise and thought-provoking - a tour de force about family, fortune, and the struggle to be a good person when the world is falling apart...'It's a thing of beauty, a novel that will fill your heart' Observer'A tragicomic…

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