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Key dates for you diary; one month until the longlist

Key dates for you diary; one month until the longlist

The key dates for the 2021 Booker Prize are:

  • Longlist: Tuesday 27 July, 00:01am BST

The announcement of the 2021 longlist via desk release. The 13 books on this year’s longlist will be chosen by the 2021 judging panel consisting of: historian Maya Jasanoff (chair); writer and editor Horatia Harrod; actor Natascha McElhone; twice Booker-shortlisted novelist and professor Chigozie Obioma; and writer and former Archbishop Rowan Williams.

  • Shortlist: Tuesday 14 September

The announcement of the six books shortlisted for this year’s prize. Details to be shared in due course.

  • Winner: First week of November

The announcement of the 2021 winner. We look forward to sharing the date and celebration plans with you shortly.