The Booker Prize 2021 longlist

We are delighted to announce that the following books have been longlisted for this year’s Booker Prize!

  • Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro (Faber)
  • Second Place by Rachel Cusk (Faber)
  • Light Perpetual by Francis Spufford (Faber)
  • A Passage North by Anuk Arudpragasam (Granta)

The shortlist will be announced on the 14th September, with the winner announced on the 3rd November.

The rest of the longlist and more information can be found here.

A Passage North

by Anuk Arudpragasam

From a prize-winning Sri Lankan author, a story of age and youth, loss and survival that builds into a magisterial reckoning with mortality.

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Light Perpetual

by Francis Spufford

From the best-selling, prize-winning author of Golden Hill, a novel of five everyday lives - their dramas, their redemptions, their commonplace miracles - in the teeming, ever-changing immensity of 20th century London.

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Second Place

by Rachel Cusk

From the author of the Outline trilogy, a fable of human destiny and decline, enacted in a closed system of intimate, fractured relationships.

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Klara and the Sun

by Kazuo Ishiguro

Klara and the Sun is the first novel by Kazuo Ishiguro since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 2017.

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