The Booker Prize 2023: Longlist Reaction
This week, we're joined by Frederick Studemann, literary editor of the FT, to bring you a Booker Prize longlist reaction hot off the press. Listen in as Fred, James and Jo share their opinions of this year's longlist as a whole, and give you a flavour of each of the 13 books that make up this year's Booker Dozen: it's speed dating meets the Booker Prize.
Books discussed in this episode:
- A Spell of Good Things by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀
- Old God's Time by Sebastian Barry
- Study for Obedience by Sarah Bernstein
- If I Survive You by Jonathan Escoffery
- How to Build a Boat by Elaine Feeney
- This Other Eden by Paul Harding
- Pearl by Siân Hughes
- All the Little Bird-Hearts by Viktoria Lloyd-Barlow
- Prophet Song by Paul Lynch
- In Ascension by Martin MacInnes
- Western Lane by Chetna Maroo
- The Bee Sting by Paul Murray
- The House of Doors by Tan Twan Eng
A full transcript of the episode is available at our website.
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