The longlist for the 2023 Booker Prize was announced on August 1. Among the 13 authors to make the list, 10, including four debut novelists, were longlisted for the first time, and four are from Ireland. Only two Americans made the list this year, after six were longlisted last year.

“The list is defined by its freshness—by the irreverence of new voices, by the iconoclasm of established ones,” jury chair Esi Edugyan said in a statement.