2021 Booker Prize Longlist

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2021 Booker Prize Longlist

Editado: Ago 6, 2021, 11:37 am

This year's longlist was announced just after midnight in London (7 am East Coast Time in the US):

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)

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Jul 26, 2021, 10:16 pm

I haven't read and didn't own any of the longlisted books, until now; 11 of the 13 are currently available in electronic format, all of which I've purchased, and I ordered the two books that are only in print edition, The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed, and An Island by Karen Jennings.

Editado: Jul 31, 2021, 10:44 pm

>2 kidzdoc: An Island is available as an e-book on Amazon. I'm about halfway through that one and like it so far (it's really short!)

I own, but haven't read The Promise and Light Perpetual and I think Second Place is on hold at the library, so those are on the list for August.

I enjoyed Klara and the Sun and A Town Called Solace and loved No One is Talking About This.

Ago 6, 2021, 11:45 am

>3 Yells: It doesn't seem as though the Kindle edition of An Island is available in the US yet, Danielle, unless I'm doing something wrong.

I'll get started on the longlist today, and I should be able to read Second Place by Rachel Cusk, which is only 137 pages in length.

Ago 6, 2021, 5:38 pm

>4 kidzdoc: - D'oh... I buy from Amazon Canada. We are usually the last to get everything so I just assumed that it was available everywhere. Sorry to get your hopes up!

I just got Second Place from the library so I was going to read that this weekend. I'm curious about the length (or lack thereof).

Editado: Ago 6, 2021, 7:40 pm

>5 Yells: I was wondering what I was doing wrong until I realized that you live in Canada!

ETA: I ordered An Island from Amazon US via The Book Depository, but it's out of stock, so my order was cancelled. Hopefully I can find it in Amsterdam or Lisbon next month (Delta Air Lines doesn't offer direct flights from Atlanta to Lisbon, so I'll change planes at Schiphol Airport in both directions).