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The Booker Prize for Fiction longlist has been announced for 2021

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The Booker Prize for Fiction longlist was announced today (27 July), revealing the titles up for the coveted award in 2021.

The list consists of a “Booker’s Dozen” collection of 13 books, written in English by writers from all over the world.

British novelist and author of Never Let Me Go (which was adapted into a film starring Keira Knightly and Carey Mulligan), Sir Kazuo Ishiguro is included in the list for his book Klara and the Sun.

The acclaimed author won the Booker Prize in 1989 for his novel The Remains of the Day and has since been awarded the Nobel prize in literature, as well as a knighthood.

Writer Rachel Cusk has also made the list for her novel Second Place alongside a wide range of other emerging and as well heavyweight names from around the world.

Sally Rooney was missed from this year’s list with her latest novel, Beautiful World, Where Are You, after being nominated for Normal People in 2018.

You can see the full list of nominees below.

The Booker Prize longlist 2021

  • 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 Booker Prize longlist for 2021 was chosen by the official judging panel which consists of novelist Chigozie Obioma, historian Maya Jasanoff, writer and editor Horatia Harrod, former Archbishop Rowan Williams and actor Natascha McElhone.

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