by Kingsley Amis
Find out more about the novella-sized fiction nominated for the Booker Prize
Small books can contain big stories and you can discover those nominated for the Booker Prize in our list of fiction novellas. In 1979 at 141 pages, the shortest book to have won the Booker Prize is Penelope Fitzgerald’s Offshore. Each with only a few pages more, Anita Brookner’s Hotel du Lac won in 1984 and Ian McEwan’s On Chesil Beach was shortlisted in 2007.
For a very short read, you need go no further than Muriel Spark’s 1970 novella The Driver’s Seat, shortlisted for the Lost Man Booker with a mere 102 page count or perhaps Claire Keegan’s Small Things Like These, shortlisted in 2022 and running to 116 pages. Listed here is a collection of fiction from the Booker Library that falls into the novella genre.