Join us in conversation with the authors of this year’s most remarkable works of fiction, as they reveal the inspiration behind their longlisted work, their writing processes and what the nomination means to them

Thirteen authors, 13 remarkable works of fiction. This year’s longlist, or ‘Booker Dozen’, features authors from all walks of life. It includes the youngest and oldest writers ever to be nominated; three books are by debut authors, while four have made the list in previous years. 

To celebrate their place on the 2022 longlist, we spoke to each of them. They told us the how they created their nominated work and which books from the Booker Library sit most proudly on their shelves.