Booker Prize announces final shortlist of six novels

Photo: Gaby Wood, director of the Booker Prize Foundation

The final shortlist of six novels has been revealed for this year’s Booker Prize.  

Debut novelist Patricia Lockwood is on the list with No One Is Talking About This. Damon Galgut makes the list for the third time with The Promise, and Richard Powers makes his second shortlist appearance with Bewilderment. Also making the list are Anuk Arudpragasam for A Passage North, Nadifa Mohamed with The Fortune Men and Maggie Shipstead with Great Circle.

The judges will reveal the winning book during a prize ceremony at the BBC Radio Theatre on November 3rd, said a statement by the organisers.. 

“With so many ambitious and intelligent books before us, the judges engaged in rich discussions not only about the qualities of any given title, but often about the purpose of fiction itself. We are pleased to present a shortlist that delivers as wide a range of original stories as it does voices and styles,” said Maya Jasanoff, chair of the 2021 Booker Prize judges.

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