Scoop: The Booker prize Winner 2021 (well maybe)

The Booker Prize winner will be announced today, in a world’s first scoop I can give you the winner of this prize (maybe) several hours in advance:

Here is a picture of Myself deliberating on this award with a few friends

Can I say

I’m sorry for the two I read that didnt get there, the excellent Light Perpetual Francis Spufford (Faber) and A Town Called Solace Mary Lawson (Chatto & Windus, Vintage

Have I beaten the actual Jury?

First off, I ran out of time and only managed to read 5 out of 6 of the shortlist so I have an 83% chance to have read the actual jury’s winner.

Sorry Damon Galgut

Great Circle: Maggie Shipstead:

A Passage North: Anuk Arudpragasam:

Richard Powers Bewilderment: The Promise

Nadifa Mohamed: The fortune Men

Patricia Lockwood: No One is talking About this

For the writing, for the story and for the comment on our times, The winner is of course Patricia Lockwood.

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