Joyce Carol Oates Prize announces longlist of 32 authors

Thirty-two Longlisted Authors for the 2023 Joyce Carol Oates Prize by New Literary Project were announced today. The $50,000 prize annually honors a mid-career author of fiction in the midst of a burgeoning career. The not-for-profit New Literary Project collaborates with the University of California, Berkeley, English Department, and longlist authors were selected from official submissions by publishers, agents, authors, and author representatives. The 2023 Prize will be the seventh such yearly award by New Literary Project.

Finalists are expected to be named in March 2023, with the recipient expected to be named in April 2023. Recipients and finalists may participate in virtual or non-virtual events. The winner will receive $50,000 and be in brief residence at Cal and in the Bay Area at a time to be determined in 2023.

Previous recipients of the JCO Prize were Lauren Groff, Danielle Evans, Daniel Mason, Laila Lalami, Anthony Marra, and T. Geronimo Johnson.

2023 JCO Prize Longlisted Authors & Most Recent Book of Fiction

Rabih Alameddine, The Wrong End of the Telescope (Grove Atlantic)

Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Woman of Light (One World)

Elif Batuman, Either/Or (Penguin)

Louis Bayard, Jackie & Me (Algonquin)

Clare Beams, The Illness Lesson (Doubleday)

Megan Mayhew Bergman, How Strange A Season (Scribner)

Francesca Lia Block, House of Hearts (Rare Bird)

Maud Casey, City of Incurable Women (Bellevue)

Myriam J. A. Chancy, What Storm, What Thunder (Tin House)

Lan Samantha Chang, The Family Chao (Norton)

Angie Cruz, How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water (Flatiron)

Alice Elliot Dark, Fellowship Point (Scribner)

Stacey D’Erasmo, The Complicities (Algonquin)

Hernan Diaz, Trust (Riverhead)

Jonathan Evison, Small World (Dutton)

Kim Fu, Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century (Tin House)

Francisco Goldman, Monkey Boy (Grove Atlantic)

James Hannaham, Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta (Little, Brown)

Mohsin Hamid, The Last White Man (Riverhead)

Annie Hartnett, Unlikely Animals (Ballantine)

Vanessa Hua, Forbidden City (Ballantine)

Lily King, Five Tuesdays in Winter (Grove Atlantic)

Lucy Ives, Life is Everywhere (Graywolf)

Adam Langer, Cyclorama (Bloomsbury)

Zachary Lazar, The Apartment on Calle Uruguay (Catapult)

David Means, Two Nurses, Smoking (FSG)

Manuel Muñoz, The Consequences (Graywolf)

Celeste Ng, Our Missing Hearts (Penguin)

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, On the Rooftop (Ecco)

Gary Shteyngart, Our Country Friends (Random House)

Namwali Serpell, The Furrows (Hogarth)

Lynn Steger Strong, Flight (Mariner)

Learn more about the New Literary Project here.

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