2021 Political Fiction Book prize long list

Leave the World Behind

Rumaan Alam

Published by: Bloomsbury

Rumaan Alam’s taut and terrifying disaster novel is a masterclass in dystopian scene-setting and pacing. Skewering consumerism, privilege, and our reliance on technology, Alam highlights the uselessness of societal divisions in the face of shared global catastrophe.  A highly original, eerie, and prescient page-turner which wrestles complex social issues with confidence and verve.”