Year-End Lists

A hand-curated, browsable index of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.

National Book Award: Fiction 2022

16 September 2022

All This Could Be Different - Sarah Thankam Mathews

National Book Award: Fiction 2022

[see also Nonfiction 2022Nonfiction 2021Fiction 2021Nonfiction 2013Fiction 2013]

Winner

  • TBA November 16

Finalists

  • TBA October 4

Longlist

National Book Award: Nonfiction 2022

16 September 2022

South to America - Imani Perry

National Book Award: Nonfiction 2022

[see also Fiction 2022Nonfiction 2021Fiction 2021Nonfiction 2013Fiction 2013]

Winner

  • TBA November 16

Finalists

  • TBA October 4

Longlist

National Book Award: Poetry 2022

16 September 2022

Balladz - Sharon Olds

National Book Award: Poetry 2022

[see also 2021]

Winner

  • TBA November 16

Finalists

  • TBA October 4

Longlist

The Booker Prize: Best Fiction of 2022

06 September 2022

Small Things Like These - Claire Keegan

The Booker Prize: Best Fiction of 2022

[see also 20212020201920182017201620152014201320122011]

Winner

  • TBA October 17

Shortlist

Longlist

Women's Prize for Fiction: 2022

15 June 2022

The Book of Form and Emptiness - Ruth Ozeki

Women's Prize for Fiction: 2022

[see also 20212020201920182017201620152014201320122011]

Winner

Shortlist

Longlist

Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of 2021

13 March 2022

What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? - Aleksandre Koberidze

Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of 2021

[see also 20202010s201920182017201620152014201320122011]

Special mentions

Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2021

27 January 2022

Barn - Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2021

[see also 20202010s2019201820172012]

  1. various artists
  2. various artists

Reverse Shot: Best Films of 2021

12 January 2022

Memoria - Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Reverse Shot: Best Films of 2021

[see also 20202010s2019201820172016201520122011]

Slate: Willa Paskin: The Top 10 TV Shows of 2021

10 January 2022

Willa Paskin: The Top 10 TV Shows of 2021, as published by Slate

[see also 2020201920182017]

David Ehrlich: The 25 Best Films of 2021

10 January 2022

The Power of the Dog - Jane Campion

This year’s installment of David Ehrlich’s video countdown: The 25 Best Films of 2021

[see also 2020201920182017201620152014201320122011]