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The Goldsmiths Prize Shortlist 2021

Selected by the Bookshop


The Goldsmiths Prize routinely gives us the most exciting shortlist of any fiction prize, and this year is no different, with six books that, each in their own, different way, push at the boundaries of their form. The winner will be announced on 10 November.

From the publisher:
*A 'BOOKS OF 2021' PICK IN THE GUARDIAN, DAILY MAIL, DAILY TELEGRAPH, IRISH TIMES CULTURE AND NEW STATESMAN*'We read in order to come to life.'With fierce imagination, a woman revisits the moments that shape…

From the publisher:
'Diamond-sharp, timely and urgent' Observer, Best Debuts of 2021'Subtle, elegant, scorching... The literary debut of the summer' Vogue'Virtuosic, exquisite, achingly unique' Guardian 'I'm full of the hope, on reading it, that this is the…

From the publisher:
'A Shock inhabits the secret life of a city, its hidden energies. It dramatizes how patterns form and then disperse, how stories are made and relationships created . . . remarkable' - Colm Toibin, author of Brooklyn 'Political, pertinent,…

From the publisher:
Aspiring writer Sterling is arrested one morning, without having done anything wrong. Plunged into a terrifying and nonsensical world, Sterling - with the help of their three best friends - must defy bullfighters, football legends,…

From the publisher:
**Shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2021**…

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