Christmas is here - and what better way to celebrate this important religious and cultural event than by tackling a Booker Prize-themed cryptic crossword?

Since the launch of the Booker Prize in 1969, 58 books by 54 authors have been awarded the prize. We have now awarded 15 of these titles another prestigious honour - by featuring them in our first Booker Prize crossword.

The answer to each of the clues in this crossword is either one of 15 Booker prize-winning books - or the surname of its author.

If you haven’t yet read every winning book, don’t worry, here’s a handy list you may wish to consult.

Please note that this crossword is optimised for desktop. To view and complete it on a mobile device, please click here.

We will publish the answers on this page on 3 January 2023.

Written by Richard Jeffrey

Publication date and time: Published

If you have any comments on this crossword or would like us to publish more of them, please email us at [email protected]. We plan to produce more puzzles in the future, including mobile-friendly versions.