Posted on 09/14/2021 at 11:45 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Booker Prize shortlist was released today, and the Guardian observed that only one British author made the cut.

American writers serve as the majority, with three of the six finalists — one a debut writer; one a previous Booker shortlistee — hailing from the United States.

The lack of British writers is noteworthy because before 2014, only writers from the British Commonwealth countries and the Republic of Ireland were eligible for the Booker.

Here are the 2021 shortlisted books and their authors, from which a winner will be revealed — and awarded £50,000 () — on November 3.

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