2022 Goldsmiths Prize Winner Announced

By: Brandon Williams, November 13th, 2022 1:11 am.

For the first time in three years, the full Goldsmiths Prize ceremony has taken place, and the winner has been announced. Diego Garcia by Natasha Soobramanien and Luke Williams was named the winner of the 2022 Goldsmiths Prize on Thursday evening, as reported by The Guardian.

For the win, they received the £10,000 prize. It is the first time a collaborative work has won the award.

Diego Garcia is about two writer friends, Damaris and Oliver, who move to Edinburgh from London, where Oliver’s brother passed away. It is there they meet Diego Garcia. Diego tells them he was named after the island his mother was from in the Chagos archipelago, which she was forced to leave by the British. The two friends then become interested in that incident as well as the Chagossian people themselves and want to write about it.

Ali Smith, one of the judges, described the novel as an “extraordinary achievement.” The chair of judges, Tim Parnell, said it was “by turns, funny, moving, and angry” and “as compelling to read as it is intricately wrought.” Other judges included author Natasha Brown and New Statesman executive editor for culture Tim Gatti.

The other finalists for the prize included Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies by Maddie Mortimer, Somebody Loves You by Mona Arshi, Peaces by Helen Oyeyemi, Seven Steeples by Sara Baume and There Are More Things by Yara Rodrigues Fowler.

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Book Notification is an Amazon Associate. Book links to Amazon, eBay and other book stores are affiliate links, and we earn money from any qualifying purchases.

Welcome to Book Notification!

Are we missing any books or looking for an author that isn't on the site? Have any feedback or ideas that will enhance your experience? Contact us below.

    To see what we are currently working on as well as some of our future plans, see our road map.
    Monthly Contest
    affiliate disclaimer

    We are giving away 10 $25 gift cards. Every time you comment on an author page in the Author Discussion section at the bottom, you are entered into the sweepstakes. So get commenting! Winners announced in the next newsletter.

    Popular Authors:
    Todays Most Followed Authors:
    Skip to content