The 2022 Booker Prize Longlist Is Announced | Book Pulse

The 2022 Booker Prize longlist is announced. Susanna Clarke wins the 2022 Tähtifantasia Award for Piranesi. The 2022 British Fantasy Awards shortlist is announced. The 2022 Scribe Award winners are announced. Barack Obama releases his annual summer music and reading lists, including titles by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, S. A. Cosby, Emily St. John Mandel, Hanif Abdurraqib, Antoine Wilson, and more. Former Vice President Mike Pence will release his memoir, So Help Me God, on November 15. Stevie Nicks stars in a new comic. David Giffels's All the Way Home gets an adaptation. Plus, tickets are still available to take the Gone Girl cruise down the Danube.

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Awards & Lists

The 2022 Booker Prize longlist is announced. The list includes three debuts and features both the youngest and the oldest authors longlisted in Booker history. The NYT has coveragePublishing Perspectives does as well. Plus, The Guardian has this. Watch the video announcement.

Barack Obama releases his annual Summer music and reading lists, including titles by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, S. A. Cosby, Emily St. John Mandel, Hanif Abdurraqib, Antoine Wilson and more. USA Today has coverage, as does LA Times.

The LA Times has a guide to the books on both the Booker and Obama lists.

Susanna Clarke wins the 2022 Tähtifantasia Award for Piranesi (Bloomsbury USA: Macmillan; LJ starred review). Locus reports.

The 2022 British Fantasy Awards Shortlist is announced.

The 2022 Scribe Award winners are announced.


The Washington Post reviews Mercury Pictures Presents by Anthony Marra (Hogarth): “But this novel isn’t sustained merely by its surreal images, its archival discoveries or even its sharp critique of American hypocrisy. What matters, ultimately, is Marra’s ear for catching the subtle grace notes in ordinary people’s lives.” NYT also reviews: “That Marra’s novel doesn’t square into being either a portrait of Fascist horror or a rambunctious tale of immigrants propping up a studio during what might remain even now Hollywood’s most tumultuous decade ever, but rather remains something of both, is its ultimate strength: its way of asserting itself, without ever needing to declare itself, on the side of art.”   The Washington Post also reviews Rebel With A Clause: Tales and Tips from a Roving Grammarian by Ellen Jovin (Mariner): “Strong on charm, then, but without enough of either prescription or reflection, the ‘Grammar Table’ finds itself falling between two (grammar) stools.”

NYT reviews Inventing the It Girl: How Elinor Glyn Created the Modern Romance and Conquered Early Hollywood by Hilary A. Hallett (LIveright): “Glyn had a curious fetish for writhing around on tiger skins and, Hallett shows, helped to codify many modern symbols of feminine eroticism: strings of pearls, beds of roses and silken lingerie. Without her, for better and worse, there may not have been a Victoria’s Secret.” And, The Boys by Katie Hafner (Spiegel & Grau): “For anyone who now feels anxious about leaving the house or traveling abroad or re-entering the world, you will find, as I did, a kindred spirit in Ethan Fawcett.”  Plus, Yoga by Emmanuel Carrère, trans. by John Lambert (Farrar) : Yoga is an assembly of messy and forceful tangents — not his best book, but a fascinating amplification of all the qualities that cause some readers to love Carrère and others to find him intolerable.” LA Times also weighs in: "Ultimately, Yoga shows there’s no single narrative about the connection between meditation and mental health."  Finally, there are short reviews of 3 romance novels and 3 self-help books.

Time reviews The Last White Man by Mohsin Hamid (Riverhead; LJ starred review): “Although the author, who was born in Pakistan, initially came up with the concept for Anders’ transformation after experiencing racial profiling following the Sept. 11 attacks, there’s no mistaking the profound influence of the past few years on the work.”

Briefly Noted

Former Vice President Mike Pence will release his new book, So Help Me God (S. & S.), on November 15th. PBS Canvas reports.

People shares details from Audrina Patridge’s memoir, Choices: To the Hills and Back Again (Gallery), including her dating history, the end of her marriage, and fake drama with Kristin Cavallari. Also, a preview and cover reveal of Candace Nelson’s forthcoming Sweet SuccessA Simple Recipe to Turn your Passion into Profits, due out from Harper Collins Leadership on November 8.

Stevie Nicks stars in a new comic, Female Force: Stevie Nicks (Tidalwave Productions). EW reports. 

FoxNews talks to authors of two books about serial killer Tony Costa, whose book events were canceledHelltown: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer on Cape Cod by Casey Sherman (Sourcebooks) The Babysitter: My Summers with a Serial Killer by Liza Rodman and Jennifer Jordan (Atria).

EW has an exclusive look at the forthcoming Seinfeld: The Official Cookbook by Julie Tremaine and Brendan Kirby (Insight Editions), due out October 11, and shares recipes from the book.

LitHub notes that Skyhorse will publish a memoir by Philip Roth biographer Blake Bailey, called Repellent: Philip Roth, #MeToo, and Me, due out in April 2023.

LJ’s Barbara Hoffert’s Complete Prepub Alert for January 2023 is out now.

NYT shares notable new releases for the week.

The Guardian lists the top ten stories of modern India.

Seattle Times suggests 4 new thrilling mysteries.

Elle has the 25 best horror books of all time.

PopSugar suggests “200+ New Books of 2022.”

Bustle groups the 35 best thrillers to read now.

Tordotcom shares “Five Stone-Cold SFF Bummers That Might Make You Feel Better About Your Own Life.”

ElectricLit lists “9 Books About the Beauty and Complexities of Chosen Families.”

Tickets are still available to take the Gone Girl cruise down the Danube to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling thriller. Entertainment Weekly shares details, noting that “Flynn will be aboard the vessel, signing books and sitting down for Q&As with the ship's 150 bibliophiles.”

Authors On Air

David Giffels’s bestselling memoir, All the Way Home: Building a Family in a Falling-Down House (Morrow), is being adapted as a half-hour TV series. Deadline reports.

NPR’s Fresh Air talks with Cory Silverberg, author of the new book, You Know, Sex: Bodies, Gender, Puberty, and Other Things written with Fiona Smyth (Triangle Square), about making “sex education more relatable for today's kids.”

Minnie Driver, Managing Expectations: A Memoir in Essays (HarperOne), talks with Good Morning America about parenting and the “stigmas of aging.”

T&C previews everything to know about Prime’s My Policeman adaptation, based on the book by Bethan Roberts, starring Harry Styles.

BookRiot’s SFF Yeah! podcast previews the most anticipated Sci-Fi/Fantasy for the second half of 2022.

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