Posted on August 1, 2023 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Booker Prize buzz this year is all about the Irish.

The Guardian notes that one-third of the 2023 longlist is Irish — a first — and that the thirty-seven Irish writers who have been honored throughout the prize's history make Ireland the most-nominated country, relative to population size.

The other number of note for this year: four debut novelists and six repeat nominees.

Here are the thirteen books competing for the £50,000 (about $63,900) prize, to be announced November 26:

The Booker shortlist will be announced September 21; shortlisted authors will receive £2,500 (about $3,200) and a specially bound edition of their book.

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