Penguin Random House: Our PRH 2021 Booker Shortlist 6: Arudpragasam, Lockwood, Shipstead, Mohamed, Powers, Galgut

On September 14, the judges for the 2021 Booker Prize took a major step to determine this year’s winner. Their short list of six titles has four published by Penguin Random House U.S., five published or distributed by Penguin Random House Canada, and four from Penguin Random House UK.

Herewith our six finalists for one of the world’s most coveted annual literary-fiction awards:

Penguin Random House U.S.

A PASSAGE NORTH by Anuk Arudpragasam (Hogarth HC and Ebook; PRH Audio)
NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT THIS by Patricia Lockwood (Riverhead; HC and Ebook; PRH Audio)
GREAT CIRCLE by Maggie Shipstead (Knopf HC and Ebook; PRH Audio)
THE FORTUNE MEN by Nadifa Mohamed (Knopf HC and Ebook; PRH Audio; on sale March 2022)
Bewilderment by Richard Powers (Random House Audio)
Penguin Random House Canada

Bewilderment by Richard Powers (Random House Canada HC and Ebook; RH Canada Audio)
A Passage North by Anuk Arudpragasam (PRH Canada distro)
No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood (PRH Audio; PRH Canada distro)
Great Cicle by Maggie Shipstead (PRH Canada distro)
The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed (PRH Canada distro)
Penguin Random House U.K.

The Promise by Damon Galgut, (Chatto & Windus, Vintage)
The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed (Viking, Penguin General)
Bewilderment by Richard Powers (Hutchinson Heinemann)
Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead (Doubleday, Transworld Publishers)
These finalists are selected from the 13 long listed titles presented in July. The Prize is open to works by writers of any nationality written by them in English and published in the U.K. or Ireland.

PRH titles were last recognized with the Booker in 2019, when The Testaments by Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other shared the prize.


The authors: Anuk Arudpragasam, Patricia Lockwood, Nadifa Mohamed, Maggie Shipstead, Damon Galgut, Richard Powers

Hearty, humbled congratulations to Anuk Arudpragasam, Patricia Lockwood, Maggie Shipstead, Nadifa Mohamed, Richard Powers, Damon Galgut, their editors, and the respective Hogarth, Riverhead, Knopf, Penguin Random House Audio, Random House Canada, Penguin Random House Canada, Chatto & Windus, Viking UK, Penguin UK, Hutchinson Heinemann, Doubleday, Transworld publishing teams.

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