Quiz: Which book from the Booker Prize 2023 longlist should you read first?
From family dramas to scientific breakthroughs to competitive sport, the Booker Prize 2023 longlist offers a breadth of remarkable fiction. But where to start?
Our new Book Club, hosted on Facebook, is a place for readers everywhere to discuss the 2023 shortlist, access exclusive content and win a range of prizes, including tickets to the winner ceremony
Sign up for the new Booker Prize Book Club here.
With just one week to go until we announce this year’s Booker Prize shortlist, we are today launching our brand new Booker Prize Book Club, a unique online community for readers to discuss and find out more about the six books in contention for the world’s most influential prize for a single work of fiction.
Hosted as a Facebook Group, the Book Club will be a space for readers all over the world to share their views and join discussions, to access Booker Prize exclusives, to help us interview the shortlisted authors and to win a range of prizes, including tickets to our winner ceremony in November. Book Club members will also be able to access some of our original content, including videos and reading guides, before it appears on other Booker channels, including our website.
Each week we will be focusing on a different book from the shortlist, and we would like you to tell us what you think of each book by submitting written reviews of individual titles (up to 500 words long), or video reviews of up to 30 seconds in length. The Book Club members who post our favourite written review and video review will each win a pair of tickets to the winner ceremony in London on November 26 (travel expenses and accommodation not included). A selection of the video reviews will be shown at the winner ceremony.
We would also like Book Club members to submit questions for each of the shortlisted authors. Our podcast hosts Jo Hamya and James Walton will then put the best of these questions to the authors in a series of video interviews and a special episode of The Booker Prize Podcast in November.
Although the Book Club will be a space for readers around the world to talk to one another about Booker books, we will be on hand to answer any questions and help guide discussions – though we would like you to drive the conversation!
More information about how to submit reviews and author questions, as well as competition details and conditions, will be posted within the Book Club very soon.