- The Promise by Damon Galgut
- A Passage North by Anuk Arudpragasam
- No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood
- The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed
- Bewilderment by Richard Powers
- Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead
The Booker Prize nominees for 2021 were chosen by the official judging panel which consists of novelist Chigozie Obioma, historian Maya Jasanoff, writer and editor Horatia Harrod, former Archbishop Rowan Williams and actor Natascha McElhone.
The winner will be announced on Wednesday 3rd November.