The Brooklyn Public Library has announced the longlist for the 2022 Brooklyn Public Library Book Prize. The prize “recognizes writing that captures the spirit of Brooklyn, one of the most socially and culturally diverse communities in the country.”
Authors and titles of genre interest on the fiction longlist include:
- When Women Were Dragons, Kelly Barnhill (Doubleday)
- A Psalm for the Wild-Built, Backy Chambers (Tordotcom)
- My Heart is a Chainsaw, Stephen Graham Jones (Saga)
- Sea of Tranquility, Emily St. John Mandel (Knopf)
- Kaikeyi, Vaishnavi Patel (Redhook)
- My Volcano, John Elizabeth Stintzi (Two Dollar Radio)
- Siren Queen, Nghi Vo (Tordotcom)
Winners in the fiction and non-fiction categories will each receive $5,000 and will be announced in a virtual ceremony in early November, 2022. For the full longlist, see the Brooklyn Public Library website.
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