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Booker Prize News

At a glance there is the usual mix of literary heavyweights and lesser-known authors. Former Booker winner Kazuo Ishiguro makes the longlist, which isn't surprising for his story about an Artificial Friend and which has been on the bestseller charts for a while. There's the new book by Francis Spufford who garnered a lot of interest with his book Golden Hill a few years ago, winning the Costa for a first novel. Then there's Bewilderment by Richard Powers, who bewildered and dazzled us with The Overstory, his 2019 Pullitzer Prize winner. We're promised a fine read with Damon Galgut's new book, The Promise. This author's been shortlisted before twice, so maybe this will be his year. 

Anyone wanting to read a bit 'smarter' might like to make a note of the following books. But please be aware, some of these titles are very new and may not yet be available in the library. You can always suggest a purchase for those you want to read that we have yet to add to the collection. Have a chat to the helpful staff on your next visit to the library.

2021 Booker Prize Longlist Is:

A Passage North by Anuk Arundpragasam
Second Place by Rachel Cusk
The Promise by Damon Galgut
The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
An Island by Karen Jennings
A Town Called Solace by Mary Lawson
No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood
The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed
Bewilderment by Richard Powers
China Room by Sunjeev Sahota
Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead
Light Perpetual by Francis Spufford

4 August 2021

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