Books  |  Jul 22, 2022

Bonnie Garmus shortlisted for the Waterstones Debut Fiction Prize 2022

Bonnie Garmus was shortlisted last week for the inaugural Waterstones Debut Fiction prize.

The prize, “a celebration of debut fiction in all its forms”, is worth £5,000 and is voted for by Waterstones booksellers. A winner will be announced on Thursday 25th August and will receive the backing of all Waterstones shops.

Garmus made the six-strong shortlist for Lessons in Chemistry (Doubleday), described by Waterstones as a “60s set debut featuring an unconventional female scientist with a quiet game-plan to change the world”. The retailer added it was “undoubtedly one of 2022's most gloriously enjoyable debuts”.

You can view the 2022 shortlist here.