The Goldsmiths Prize 2022 shortlist has been announced.
The shortlisted novels include two of genre interest, by Maddie Mortimer and Helen Oyeyemi. The complete list is:
- Somebody Loves You by Mona Arshi (And Other Stories)
- Seven Steeples by Sara Baume (Tramp Press)
- Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies by Maddie Mortimer (Picador)
- Peaces by Helen Oyeyemi (Faber)
- there are more things by Yara Rodrigues Fowler (Fleet)
- Diego Garcia by Natasha Soobramanien & Luke Williams (Fitzcarraldo).
The Goldsmiths Prize, established in 2013, rewards “fiction that breaks the mould or extends the possibilities of the novel form.” Works must be written in English by authors from the UK or the Republic of Ireland, and be published by a publisher based in one of those countries.
The prize is worth £10,000.
The 2022 Goldsmiths Prize judging panel members are Tim Parnell (chair), aSenior Lecturer in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Goldsmiths; Natasha Brown, a past winner of a London Writers Award in the literary fiction category; Tom Gatti, executive editor, books, culture, ideas and print at the New Statesman; and Ali Smith, a novelist whose fiction has been translated into more than 40 languages.
[Thanks to Cora Buhlert for the story.]