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Sarah Bernstein’s Study for Obedience is on The 2023 Booker Prize shortlist

Sarah Bernstein’s urgent, darkly funny novel Study For Obedience has been shortlisted for the 2023 Booker Prize. Critics have been calling Bernstein’s novel ‘masterly’ (The Guardian) and ‘remarkable’ (Daily Telegraph).

The Booker Prize 2023 judges commented: ‘Study for Obedience is an absurdist, darkly funny novel about the rise of xenophobia, as seen through the eyes of a stranger in an unnamed town – or is it? Bernstein’s urgent, crystalline prose upsets all our expectations, and what transpires is a meditation on survival itself.’