Award longlist books 2023

TitleAuthorAward
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Across a Hundred mountainsReyna GrandeAA
The Apartment on Calle UruguayZachary LazarJCO
A Line in the World (auto)Dorthe NorsNBCC
All that’s Left UnsaidTracey LienLAT
All this Could be DifferentSara Thankham MathewsALP
A New Name Jon FosseNBCC
Another Way to Split WaterAlycia PirmohamedJP
A Pocketful of HappinessRichard E GrantIBA
The Attic ChildLola JayeJP
A System so Magnificent it is BlindingAmanda Svensson
Translated by Nichola Smalley
IBP
1599 A Year in the Life of William ShakespeareJames ShapiroBGWoW
B
Babel R F KuangNA
Bad Mexicans (NF) Kelly Lytle HernandezNBCC
The Bandit QueensParini ShroffWPFF
The Bangalore Detectives ClubHarini NagendraAA
Best of FriendsKamila ShamsieIBA
BirdgirlMya-Rose CraigJP
The Birthday PartyLaurent Mauvignier
Translated by Daniel Levin Becker
IBP
Black ButterfliesPriscilla MorrisWPFF, FNA
Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in her HeadWarsan Shire DTP
Bliss MontageLing MaNBCC
The Book of GooseYiyun LiAC, PFA,
BoulderEva Baltasar
Translated by Julia Sanches
IBP
The Boys of BiloxiJohn GrishamAA
Briefly, A Delicious LifeNell Stevens DTP
The Brightside Running ClubJosie LloydAA
Brother AliveZain KhalidNBCC
Brown GirlsDaphne Palasi AndreadesCSP
C
The Candy HouseJennifer EganAC
Calling for a Blanket DanceOscar HokeahALP
CartographersPeng ShepherdLAT
City of Incurable WomenMaud CaseyJCO
Children of ParadiseCamilla GrudovaWPFF
The Children on the HillJennifer McMahonITW
Cloud Cuckoo LandAnthony DoerrDLA
Constructing a Nervous SystemMargo JeffersonRFP, NBCC
A Life in September (auto)Darryl PinckneyNBCC
The ComplicitiesStacey D’ErasmoJCO
The ConsequencesManuel MuñozJCO, ALP
Constructing a Nervous System Margo JeffersonNBCC
Consumed Aja BarberIBA
Crossed Off the MapShafik MeghjiESTW
Cursed BreadSophie MackintoshWPFF
CycloramaAdam LangerJCO
D
Davos ManPeter S. GoodmanAA
Demon CopperheadBarbara KingsolverAC, WPFF, IBA
Devil HouseJohn DarnielleEA
The Devil Takes You HomeGabino IglesiasEA
The Dictator’s WifeFreya BerryFNA
Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to CarlottaJames HannahamJCO, LAT
Dog Biscuits (GN)Alex GrahamLAT
Dr NoPercival EverettNBCC
Don’t Know ToughEli CranorEA
E
Edgware roadYasmin Cordery-KhanFNA
Either/OrElif BatumanJCO
ElsewhereAlexis SchaitkinCSP
EmKim ThuyDLA
EmergencyDaisy HildyardRFP
Empire of PainPatrick Radden Keefe BGWoW
The Escape ArtistJonathan FreedlandRFP
ExaltedAnna DornLAT
The extraordinary Life of an Ordinary ManPaul NewmanAA
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Fairy TaleStehen KingAA
The Family ChaoLan Samantha ChangJCO
Fellowship PointAlice Elliot DarkJCO
Fen, Bog and Swamp (NF)Annie ProulxNBCC
The FervorAlma KatsuITW
The FieldsErin YoungITW
Finding MeViola DavisAA
Fire RushJacqueline CrooksWPFF
Five Tuesdays in WinterLily KingJCO
Flaubert’s ParrotJulian BarnesAA
FlightLynn Steger StrongJCO
Food For LifeTim SpecterF&M
Forbidden CityVanessa HuaJCO
Fruiting BodiesKathryn HarlenPFA
The FurrowsNamwali Serpell JCO, NBCC
G
GanglandChuck HoganEA
GloryNoViolet BulawayoRFP, WPFF, ALP
G ManBeverly GageNBCC
God’s Children are Little Broken ThingsArinze Ifeakandu DTP
The Gospel According to the New WorldMaryse Condé
Translated by Richard Philcox
IBP
Greenwich ParkKatherine FaulknerAA
H
The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other StoriesJamil Jan KochaiLAT, ALP
Harry Sylvester BirdChinelo OkparantaALP
Hello, Molly!Molly ShannonAA
Here Again NowOkechukwu NzeluJP
The HeronDon WinslowAA
Hiding to NothingAnita PatiJP
HighErika FatlandESTW
Homesick Jennifer CroftWPFF
HorseGeraldine BrooksAA
House of HeartsFrancesca Lia BlockJCO
How High We Go in the DarkSequoia NagamatsuAC, AA
How Not to Drown in a Glass of WaterAngie CruzJCO, ALP
How Strange a SeasonMegan Mayhew BergmanJCO, ALP
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If I Survive YouJonathan EscofferyNBCC, PFA, ALP
The Illness LessonClare BeamsJCO
I’m A FanSheena PatelWPFF, JP, FNA, NBCC, DTP
An Immense World (NF)Ed YongNBCC
The Immortal King RaoVauhini VaraNBCC
The Importance of Being InterestedRobin InceIBA
In LoveAmy BloomRFP
The InstantAmy LiptrotIBA
In the Shadow of the MountainSilvia Valasquez-LavadoESTW
Into the GardenLaurie R. KingLAT
Into the SilenceWade Davis BGWoW
The IslandAdrian McKintyAA
The IslandsDionne IrvingPFA
Is Mother DeadVigdis Hjorth
Translated by Charlotte Barslund
IBP
J
JackalErin E. AdamsEA
Jackie and MeLouis BayardJCO
Jimi Hendrix Live in LvivAndrey Kurkov
Translated by Reuben Woolley
IBP
Joseph Smith and the MormonsNoah Van SciverLAT
L
The Last OverlandAlex BescobyESTW
The Last Suspicious Holdout Ladee Hubbard
The Last White ManMohsin HamidJCO, ALP
Left on Tenth Delia EphronAA
Less is LostAndrew Sean GreerAA
Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st CenturyKim FuJCO
The LeviathanRosie AndrewsIBA
Life is EverywhereLucy IvesJCO
Like a SisterKellye GarrettEA
LimberlostRobbie ArnottDTP
Linea Nigra (auto)Jazmina BarreraNBCC
Little BoxesCecelia KnappFNA
Losing the PlotDerek OwusuJP, DTP
Love NovelMimi SimicDLA
Lucy by the SeaElizabeth StroutRFP
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Mad HoneyJodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney BoylanAA
The MaidNita ProseAA, EA
Maps of Our Spectacular BodiesMaddie Mortimer DTP
The Marriage PortraitMaggie O’FarrellWPFF
Marzahn mon amourJo HeinrichDLA
MemphisTara M StringfellowAA, ALP
Men I Trust Tommi ParrishLAT
The Method (NF)Isaac ButlerNBCC
Miracle and Wonder: Conversations with Paul SimonMalcolm Gladwell and Bruce HeadlamAA
Monkey BoyFrancisco GoldmanJCO
Moonlight and the Pearler’s DaughterLizzie PookFNA
More than you Will Ever KnowKatie GutierrezEA
The Murder of Mr WickhamClaudia GrayAA
My Family and other EnemiesMary NovakovichESTW
My Name is YipPaddy CreweFNA
N
Night CrawlingLeila MottleyAA
Night of the Living RezMorgan TaltyNBCC
Ninth BuildingZou Jingzhi
Translated by Jeremy Tiang
IBP
No Country for GirlsEmma StylesFNA
No Land to Light OnYara Zgeib DTP
None of the AboveTravis AlabanzaJP
Notes on an ExecutionDanya KukafkaEA
Notes on GriefChimamanda Ngozi AdichiIBA
Nothing to EnvyBarbara Demick BGWoW
O
On the RooftopMargaret Wilkerson SextonJCO
One, Two, Three, FourCraig Brown BGWoW
Our Country FriendsGary ShteyngartJCO
The Man who Could Move Clouds (auto)Ingrid RojasNBCC
Our Missing HeartsCeleste NgJCO
P
Portrait of a ThiefGrace D. LiEA
ParadaisFernanda MelchorLAT, DLA
Paris 1919Margaret Macmillan BGWoW
The Paris ApartmentLucy FoleyAA
The PassengerCormac McCarthyAC
The Passengers  Will Ashon RFP
Phantom GangCairan O’Rourke DTP
The PoTobias JonesESTW
Pure ColourSheila HetiRFP
PyrePerumal Murugan
Translated by Aniruddhan Vasudevan
IBP
R
The Rabbit HutchTess GuntyNBCC
The Ransomeware Hunting TeamRenee Dudley and Daniel GoldenAA
Remarkably Bright CreaturesShelby Van PeltAA
The Room Between UsDenise Saul JP
S
Safe, Wanted and Loved Patrick DylanAA
Scary MonstersMichelle de KretserRFP
The School for Good MothersJessamine ChanAC, NBCC
Sea of TranquilityEmily St John MandelAC, IBA
The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius SanchoPaterson JosephJP
Secret Identity Alex SeguraLAT
Send NudesSaba Sams DTP
Seven SteeplesSara Baume DTP
The Sex Lives of African WomenNana Darkoa SekyiamahAA
ShutterEli CranorEA
The Silent SistersRobert DugoniAA
Small WorldJonathan EvisonJCO
The Sleeping Car PorterSuzette MayrCSP
The Slow Road to TehranRebecca loweESTW
The Social Distance Between UsDarren McGarveyRFP
SolenoidMircea Cartarescu LAT
The Soul of the IndianCharles Alexander EastmanAA
Standing HeavyGauZ’
Translated by Frank Wynne
IBP
Stay True (auto)Hua HsoNBCC
Still BornGuadalupe Nettel
Translated by Rosalind Harvey
Stone BlindNatalie HaynesWPFF
SundialCatriona WardITW
Super InfiniteKatherine RundellIBA
SuspectScott TurowAA
Sweet, Soft, Plenty RhythmLaura WarrellPFA
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TakeawayAngela HuiJP
Talk to My Back( GN)Yamada MurasakiLAT
The TreesPercival EverettDLA
Things we Do in the DarkJennifer HillierITW
Tiepolo BlueJames CahillFNA
Time ShelterGeorgi Gospodinov
Translated by Angela Rodel
IBP
To Fill a Yellow HouseSussie Anie FNA
The Town of BabylonAlejandro VarelaALP
Things They LostOkwiri Oduor
TrespassesLouise KennedyWPFF
TrustHernan DiazJCO, PP
Two Nights in LisbonChris PavoneITW
Two Nurses SmokingDavid MeansJCO
U
Unlikely AnimalsAnnie HartnettJCO
UnprotectedBilly PorterAA
V
The ViolenceDelilah S. DawsonITW
The Violin ConspiracyBrendan SlocumbAA
W
WakeTyler English-BeckwithAA
Walking with NomadsAlice MorrisonESTW
Wandering SoulsCecile PinWPFF
Wash Day DiariesJamila Rowser and Robyn SmithLAT
We Lie HereRachel Howzell HallLAT
WhaleCheon Myeong-kwan
Translated by Chi-Young Kim
IBP
The Whalebone TheatreJoanna QuinnFNA
What Storm, What ThunderMyriam J. A. ChancyJCO
What we Fed to the ManticoreTalia Lakshmi KolluriAC, CSP, ALP
When We Were BirdsAyanna Lloyd BanwoJP, FNA
When we Were SistersFatimah AsgharCSP, ALP
While We Were DreamingClemens Meyer
Translated by Katy Derbyshire
IBP
Our Wives Under the SeaJulia ArmfieldAC
Woman of LightKali Fajardo-AnstineJCO
The Wrong End of the TelescopeRabih AlameddineJCO
Y
Yerba BuenaNina LaCourAA
You Made a Fool of Death with your BeautyAkwaeke EmeziIBA
Young MungoDouglas StuartIBA