Summer reading special: take the Booker Prize... around the world
From the coastal waters of Norway to the nightlife of Seoul, these International Booker Prize-nominated novels are guaranteed to broaden your literary horizons
Wherever your travels take you this summer, we believe there’s a work of fiction among the 500+ titles in the Booker Library to not only complement every type of trip, but enhance it
Illustration by Fran Labuschagne
Sun hat, travel plug, mosquito spray, proper tea bags… what else are you packing for your summer holiday? If you’ll allow us to make a suggestion, we recommend you leave space in your luggage for another essential item: a Booker, or International Booker Prize-nominated book.
Wherever you’re going, we believe there’s a work of fiction among the 500+ titles in the Booker Library – our archive of all the books that have ever been longlisted or shortlisted for the prizes – to not only complement every type of trip, but enhance it.
Whether you’re exploring the French countryside, falling head over heels for the culture of India, sipping coffee in a Tuscan piazza or sheltering behind a windbreak on a Great British beach, there’s a Booker book to suit the mood.
To prove it, we’ve created a range of summer-themed reading lists, each featuring a selection from the Booker archive – from household names to hidden gems. We’ve got books set in hotels, books set by the sea, books about road trips, and world-class translated fiction, all of which allow you to travel thousands of miles in a single page turn.
Hopefully, you’ll find a new favourite here. Bon voyage!