The Explosion Chronicles
by Yan Lianke
Find out more about the works and authors in the Booker Library that explore topics and tell stories from from a satirical point of view
Discover a list of satire books and authors nominated for the Booker Prize.
Writers reading writers
Richard Flanagan author of The Narrow Road to the Deep North and winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize, spoke to us on the occasion of his longlisting in July of that year.
‘The internet - in the form of social media, at least - is much more like fiction than it is anything else.’
Read the opening words from Glory, an energetic and exhilarating joyride from NoViolet Bulawayo. The story of an uprising, told by a vivid chorus of animal voices that help us see our human world more clearly.
Winner of the Booker Prize 2022, Shehan Karunatilaka’s rip-roaring epic is a searing, mordantly funny satire set amid the murderous mayhem of a Sri Lanka beset by civil war. Read our extract from the book’s first section