Booker prize 2022

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The Guardian view on the Booker: one award with hundreds of judges | Editorial
Editorial: Many have an opinion on the latest winner of the UK’s top literary prize, Shehan Karunatilaka. It’s a shame not all of them have read his book

Editorial

21, Oct, 2022 @4:53 PM

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Treacle Walker by Alan Garner audiobook review – a mystical time-twisting tale
Peppered with dialect and shortlisted for the Booker prize, this story by Alan Garner is brought vividly to life by narrator Robert Powell

Fiona Sturges

14, Oct, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Shehan Karunatilaka: ‘There’s a Sri Lankan gallows humour… we’ve been through a lot of catastrophes’
The novelist on finding dark farce in his country’s civil war, his grunge band past, and the ‘lottery win’ of the Booker shortlist

John Self

08, Oct, 2022 @5:00 PM

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‘The story had been stirring in me for most of my life’: How I wrote a Booker-shortlisted novel
NoViolet Bulawayo, Percival Everett, Alan Garner and others reveal the inspiration for the books up for this year’s award

NoViolet Bulawayo; Percival Everett; Alan Garner; Shehan Karunatilaka; Claire Keegan; Elizabeth Strout

08, Oct, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Booker prize: Alan Garner becomes oldest author to be shortlisted
Only British writer on list will collect prize on 88th birthday if successful, but is up against five other books judges say ‘speak powerfully about important things’

Sarah Shaffi

06, Sep, 2022 @6:30 PM

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‘I’ve no idea how we’ll pick a winner’: the challenge of a spectacular Booker shortlist
From a surreal African kingdom to a Sri Lankan afterlife, via murder, morality, grief and healing … One of this year’s prize judges assesses the six finalists they must choose between

Shahidha Bari

06, Sep, 2022 @6:30 PM

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The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka review – life after death in Sri Lanka
A photographer in the afterlife sets out to expose the carnage of Sri Lanka’s civil wars in a Booker-nominated novel filled with humour and pathos

Tomiwa Owolade

09, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The Booker longlist is thoughtfully curated and gives Alan Garner overdue recognition
Form is a preoccupation of the 13-strong selection, which highlights books from small presses in favour of work from more famous names

Justine Jordan

26, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Booker prize longlist of 13 writers aged 20 to 87 announced
List comprises 13 writers of fiction, from NoViolet Bulawayo to Leila Mottley, described as ‘stimulating, surprising, nourishing’ by judging panel

Sarah Shaffi

26, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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