Her Majesty The Queen hosted a reception for the Booker Prize Foundation
The Queen hosted a reception at Clarence House for the Booker Prize Foundation. Her Majesty met guests, past winners, and the authors shortlisted for this year’s Booker Prize, ahead of the announcement of the 2023 winner.
First awarded in 1969, the Booker Prize is the world’s most significant award for the best sustained work of fiction written in English by authors from anywhere in the world and published in the UK and/or Ireland. This year’s winner will be announced at Old Billingsgate, London, on 26th November 2023.
The shortlisted titles and authors for this year’s prize are: Sarah Bernstein for Study for Obedience; Jonathan Escoffery for If I Survive You; Paul Lynch for Prophet Song; Paul Harding for The Other Eden; Chetna Maroo for Western Lane; and Paul Murray for The Bee Sting.
Previously, The Queen has presented the award to Eleanor Catton in 2013 for The Luminaries, to Richard Flanagan in 2014 for The Narrow Road to The Deep North, to Marlon James in 2015 for A Brief History of Seven Killings, Paul Beatty in 2016 for The Sellout, to George Saunders for Lincoln in the Bardo in 2017, Anna Burns for Milkman in 2018 and most recently Shehan Karunatilaka in 2022 for The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida.