Penguin Random House: PRH U.S., Canada, U.K. 2022 Booker Semi-Finalists: Strout, Bulawayo, Diaz, Fowler, Mottley

The broiling heat was (briefly) forgotten earlier, on July 26, with the first news about this year’s contenders for the Booker Prize, the U.K.’s most internationally prestigious fiction literature annual award.

Thirteen semi-finalists were announced today, with 5 authors from our Penguin Random House U.S., U.K., and Canada imprints contending on this year’s short list.

OH WILLIAM! by Elizabeth Strout
U.S.: Random House: Random House Audio
UK: Viking, Penguin General
Canada: Random House distribution

GLORY by NoViolet Bulawayo
U.S.: Viking ; Penguin Audio
UK: Chatto & Windus, Vintage
Canada: McClelland & Steward; Penguin Canada

TRUST by Hernan Diaz
U.S.: Riverhead; Penguin Audio
Canada: Riverhead distribution

BOOTH by Karen Joy Fowler
U.S.: Putnam; Penguin Audio
Canada: Putnam distribution

NIGHTCRAWLING by Leila Mottley
U.S.: Knopf; Random House Audio
Canada: McClelland & Stewart

AFTER SAPPHO by Selby Wynn Schwartz (Distributed by Random House Canada)

Writers published between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022 in the U.K. and Ireland writing in English are eligible for this year’s Booker Prize.