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Booker longlist 2021

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We're thrilled to have six titles on the longlist for 2021.

Chosen from 158 submissions, these novels are in the running for the prestigious £50,000 (A$93,600) prize. The Booker Prize is awarded annually to the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK or Ireland.

‘In recent years Booker Prize longlists have drawn attention to various elements of novelty in the novel: experimentalism of form, work in unprecedented genres, debut authors,’ said Booker Foundation literary director Gaby Wood. ‘This year’s list is more notable for the engrossing stories within it, for the geographical range of its points of view and for its recognition of writers who have been working at an exceptionally high standard for many years.’

Stay tuned for the shortlist announcement on 14 September, before the winner is announced on 3 November.

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