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The Official Booker Longlist 2021

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Image from the official booker site.

So who predicted the most correctly?

The official Longlist 2021…

A Passage North, Anuk Arudpragasam (Granta Books, Granta Publications)

Second Place, Rachel Cusk, (Faber)

The Promise, Damon Galgut, (Chatto & Windus, Vintage, PRH)

The Sweetness of Water, Nathan Harris (Tinder Press, Headline, Hachette Book Group)

Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro (Faber)

An Island, Karen Jennings (Holland House Books)

A Town Called Solace, Mary Lawson (Chatto & Windus, Vintage, PRH)

No One is Talking About This, Patricia Lockwood (Bloomsbury Circus, Bloomsbury Publishing)

The Fortune Men, Nadifa Mohamed (Viking, Penguin General, PRH)

Bewilderment, Richard Powers (Hutchinson Heinemann, PRH)

China Room, Sunjeev Sahota (Harvill Secker, Vintage, PRH)

Great Circle, Maggie Shipstead (Doubleday, Transworld Publishers, PRH)

Light Perpetual, Francis Spufford (Faber)

How many we predicted correctly:
Tracy = 2
Nicole 2
Bookworm = 3
Jen = 3
Susie = 3
Anita = 3
Lisa = 3

So what do you think of the list? Are there any you really want to read? Let us know.

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  1. The majority of them I’ve never heard of and the only one I’ve read is Light Perpetual which I didn’t rate as highly as the judges. Reading the blurbs, there a few that spark my interest – The Sweetness of Water, A Town Called Solace and An Island. Whether I’ll get around to reading them is a different matter! I’ll rely on you lot for that 🙂


    July 27, 2021

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