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    And the winner of the 2021 Booker Prize is . . .

    Emily Temple

    November 3, 2021, 3:56pm

    First, we had the Booker Dozen. Then, we had the shortlist. And now, at last, in a (live, socially distanced) ceremony hosted by Samira Ahmed and broadcast live by the BBC, the winner of the 2021 Booker Prize has been announced. Congratulations to:

    Damon Galgut, The PromiseDamon Galgut, The Promise (South Africa)

    Looks like the bookies were right again. Galgut takes home £50,000 and a lifetime of bragging rights.

    This year’s prize was selected by Harvard historian Maya Jasanoff (chair), writer and editor Horatia Harrod, actor Natascha McElhone, twice Booker-shortlisted novelist Chigozie Obioma, and writer and former Archbishop Rowan Williams.

    The other shortlisted books were:

    Richard Powers, Bewilderment

    Maggie Shipstead, Great Circle

    Patricia Lockwood, No One is Talking About This

    Nadifa Mohamed, The Fortune Men

    Anuk Arudpragasam, A Passage North

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