2021 Booker Prize Longlist
For readers, the release of the Booker Prize longlist is always exciting. Today's longlist celebrates great writers with long track records. Kazuo Ishiguro won the award in 1989 for Remains of the Day and Rachel Cusk, Damon Galgut, Mary Lawson, Richard Powers and Sunjeev Sahota have each received nominations previously. It is also provides an introduction to new authors. This year two debut novels are listed. The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris is a historical novel about the Civil War. Poet and memoirist Patricia Lockwood has been nominated for her first novel, No One is Talking About This.
Two Canadian authors, Mary Lawson and Rachel Cusk, have been nominated this year.
Bewilderment by Richard Powers
China Room by Sunjeev Sahota
Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
Light Perpetual by Francis Spufford
No One is Talking about This by Patricia Lockwood
A Passage North by Anuk Arudpragasam
The Promise by Damon Galgut
Second Place by Rachel Cusk
The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris
A Town Called Solace by Mary Lawson
Two of the nominated books are not yet available in Canada. We will add them to the collection as soon as we can.
- The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed
- The Island by Karen Jennings
Anuk Arudpragasam, author of A Passage North, will be appearing at Toronto Public Library on August 4, 2021. Sign up now to receive a reminder or learn more.
The Booker Prize shortlist will be released on September 14 and the winner will be revealed on November 3, 2021.