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Gordon Burn Prize Longlist 2022

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The Gordon Burn Prize celebrates writing outside of the mainstream, covering ‘both fiction and non-fiction, awarding works that are fearless in their ambition and execution, often pushing boundaries, crossing genres, or otherwise challenging readers’ expectations.’  The winner of this year’s prize will be announced on 13 October at the Durham Book Festival.

From the publisher:
‘Magical and transporting . . . Wayward proves that Bunyan has lived the best possible life, on her own idiosyncratic terms’Maggie O’Farrell‘A gorgeous account of outsiderness and survival: a map of how to…

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LONGLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZEAS HEARD ON R4s FRONT ROW‘The football novel is back.‘ The TimesWonderful.’ IRENOSEN OKOJIE‘Fantastic.’ CANDICE CARTY-WILLIAMS‘A novel rich in both…

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Usman Khan was convicted of terrorism-related offenses at age 20, and sent to high-security prison. He was released eight years later, and allowed to travel to London for one day, to attend an event marking the fifth anniversary of a prison…

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'When my family emigrated it felt as if we'd been stood on our heads.'Michelle de Kretser's electrifying take on scary monsters turns the novel upside down - just as migration has upended her characters' lives.Lyle works for a sinister…

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'A book that reaches so deeply into the human experience that to read it is to be forever changed'ELIZABETH DAYOne night in October 2015, twenty-year-old Morgan Hehir went out with friends and never came home.In the aftermath of his funny,…

From the publisher:
Winner of the Rathbones Folio Prize Book of the YearShortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize 2022In this intimate and innovative memoir, Pulitzer prize-winning author Margo Jefferson gives us her own personal and intellectual formation.As she…

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'In this folksy, magnetic tale, two outsiders seek healing and enlightenment by creating crop formations in a Wiltshire field ... A memorable hymn to beauty' OBSERVER…

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**Winner of the 2022 Sunday Times Charlotte Aitken Young Writer of the Year Award****Longlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize 2022**'Oxblood shows us that there are few places literature can't take us, if the writer is brave…

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LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2022“A page-turning blast, funny, sinister and perfectly plotted … Rarely has being constantly wrong-footed been so much fun.” James Walton, The Times“Very funny ……

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERThe unmissable new work from Ali Smith, following the dazzling Man Booker-shortlisted Seasonal quartetOne day in post-Brexit, mid-pandemic Britain, artist Sandy Gray receives an unexpected phone call from…

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*SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION*'Like an Albanian Educated but so much more. . . Funny, moving but also deadly serious' David RuncimanAn engrossing, unforgettable story of coming of age amid political upheaval'I…

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