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Booker Prize longlist gets intimate: the fulfilment of a promise?

Kazuo Ishiguro, Richard Powers and Rachel Cusk make the cut, and it could be third time lucky for SA’s Damon Galgut

09 August 2021 - 18:23 By Monique Verduyn

The “Booker Dozen” has been announced and it includes two South Africans. It’s also free of the controversy that has plagued the prize in the past. No graphic novels or other “foolish” choices that caused previous upsets. Inspired perhaps by last year’s masterful Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart, the judges eschewed controversy in favour of a racially diverse list of truly great writers...

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