I know you all love a list, and this blog did start to track the Booker Prize (and due to various reasons morphed into something completely different). So today, here are the longlisted titles for the 2021 Booker Prize.
‘A Passage North’ by Anuk Arudpragasam
‘Second Place’ by Rachel Cusk
‘The Promise’ by Damon Galgut
‘The Sweetness of Water’ by Nathan Harris
‘Klara and the Sun’ by Kazuo Ishiguro
‘An Island’ by Karen Jennings
‘A Town Called Solace’ by Mary Lawson
‘No One is Talking About This’ by Patricia Lockwood
‘The Fortune Men’ by Nadifa Mohamed
‘Bewilderment’ by Richard Powers
‘China Room’ by Sunjeev Sahota
‘Great Circle’ by Maggie Shipstead
‘Light Perpetual’ by Francis Spufford
The thirteen longlisted titles come from 158 submissions. The award is open to novels, written in English, published in the UK or Ireland between 1 October 2020 and 30 September 2021, which means there are still titles unavailable to the reading public.
The shortlist will be announced on 14 September, before the winner is announced on 3 November.
Not too sure I’ll get to any of these myself (although a couple of titles have appealed for a little while so never say never – hint, one of them I’ve used as the header photo).
Happy reading list lovers.