The longlist for this year’s Booker Prize is amongst its most culturally and geographically diverse.
And that’s going to make for some great reads!
Take a look at the books below:
- “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
Which of these do you think you’ll pick up from the local bookshop when you have the chance?
Having read a couple of Kazuo Ishiguro books in the past, I’m personally looking forward to “Klara And The Sun”!
The 13 books on this year’s longlist were chosen by a judging panel made up of:
- historian Maya Jasanoff (chair)
- writer and editor Horatia Harrod
- actor Natascha McElhone
- twice Booker-shortlisted novelist and professor Chigozie Obioma
- writer and former Archbishop Rowan Williams
The list was chosen from 158 novels published in the UK or Ireland between 1 October 2020 and 30 September 2021.
The Booker Prize for Fiction is open to works by writers of any nationality, written in English and published in the UK or Ireland.
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