From intimate gatherings to bustling festivals, we celebrate the finest in fiction at these events featuring Booker Prize authors

This year, join us at the Cheltenham festival, at the Southbank Centre in London, and more…

Meet the Booker Prize 2022 shortlisted authors... and the winner

Waterstones presents the Booker Prize shortlist readings

On Friday October 14, 7pm, meet the authors shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2022 at this special evening of readings and discussion chaired by broadcaster and journalist Bidisha. The event will take place at the Shaw Theatre, 100-110 Euston Road, London NW1 2AJ.

The theatre, named after George Bernard Shaw, who lived in the King’s Cross area in later life, is located three minutes’ walk from St Pancras station and five minutes’ walk from both Euston and King’s Cross stations.

Tickets £18 (£15 for Waterstones Plus customers and students). Book tickets here.

The Booker Prize 2022 shortlist
Just ahead of the winner announcement on October 17, director of the Booker Prize Foundation Gaby Wood chairs an event with the Booker Prize 2022 shortlisted authors at The Times & The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival on Saturday October 15, 4.30pm. 

Damon Galgut will also be appearing at the festival on Saturday October 8, 6pm.
Tickets are available at

An evening with the Booker Prize 2022 winner
The first public event with the Booker Prize 2022 winner takes place at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on Thursday October 20, 7.30pm, as part of the London Literature Festival 2022, with the 2022 winner (to be announced on October 17) appearing alongside 2021 winner Damon Galgut. This event is Speech-To-Text transcribed. Tickets can be purchased here.

Winning author Damon Galgut at the 2021 Booker Prize Awards Ceremony

Events around the world

Two-time Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood and twice-nominated author Abdulrazak Gurnah will take part in this year’s Lviv BookForum, Ukraine’s largest book festival, with events broadcast online by Lviv’s digital partner, Hay festival, between 6-9 October. See the full programme here
Hernan Diaz, longlisted for the Booker Prize 2022 for Trust, will be appearing at the Charleston Literary Festival in South Carolina, US, in conversation with Bill Goldstein, editor of the New York Times Books site, on 12 November at 4pm. For more information, click here. Ian McEwan, winner of the 1998 Booker Prize, will also be appearing at the festival, on 8 November at 2pm.

Margaret Atwood