Six Novels Shortlisted To Win The 2021 Booker Prize
The leading literary award honouring the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK and Ireland - the Booker Prize - has narrowed down its selection to the shortlist of six novels.
"With so many ambitious and intelligent books before us, the judges engaged in rich discussions not only about the qualities of any given title, but often about the purpose of fiction itself. We are pleased to present a shortlist that delivers as wide a range of original stories as it does voices and styles," Maya Jasanoff, chair of the 2021 Booker Prize judges, has justified the judges' choice.
There are authors who made it to the list for the third (Damon Galgut) or the second (Richard Powers) time, whereas the novelist Patricia Lockwood celebrates her debut. Here is the complete shortlist:
The Promise by Damon Galgut
A Passage North by Anuk Arudpragasam
No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood
The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed
Bewilderment by Richard Powers
Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead
The winner will be announced on November 3rd during a prize ceremony at the BBC Radio Theatre.