The 2022 longlist in numbers

20

Age of author Leila Mottley, longlisted for her book ‘Nightcrawling’ 

87

Age of author Alan Garner, longlisted for his book ‘Treacle Walker’ 

116

Number of pages of Claire Keegan’s Small Things Like These, the shortest book ever nominated in the prize’s history 

3

Number of debut novelists making the list: Maddie Mortimer, Leila Mottley and Selby Wynn Schwartz 

169

Number of books read by the 2022 judges 

4

Authors in the longlist who have been previously nominated: NoViolet Bulawayo, Karen Joy Fowler and Graeme Macrae Burnet have all been shortlisted; Elizabeth Strout has been longlisted 

2

Number of publishers appearing for the first time 

6

Date in September the shortlist will be announced 

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