The 2021 Booker Longlist
The longlist has arrived, and we were bad predictors!
- A Passage North – Anuk Arudpragasam
- Second Place – Rachel Cusk
- The Promise – Damon Galgut
- The Sweetness of Water – Nathan Harris
- Klara and the Sun – Kazuo Ishiguro
- An Island – Karen Jennings
- A Town Called Solace – Mary Lawson
- No One Is Talking About This – Patricia Lockwood
- The Fortune Men – Nadifa Mohamed
- Bewilderment – Richard Powers
- China Room – Sunjeev Sahota
- Great Circle – Maggie Shipstead
- Light Perpetual – Francis Spufford
So there you have it. The prediction rate of our panel wasn’t that hot! I got zero (except for the two generic ones, which I was correct about), Tracy got 2 and the rest of our panel guessed three.
I’m most excited about An Island and Bewilderment, neither of which I can get my hands on (you always want what you can’t have?) Very happy for both Mary Lawson and Patricia Lockwood.
What are you most excited to read?