Booker Prize shortlist 2020: Who’s on shortlist this yr – the 6 titles revealed | Books | Leisure
Two-time winner Hilary Mantel was tipped to win her third prize this yr for The Mirror and the Mild – however the writer has missed out as The Booker Prize shortlist hailed new author’s for 2020.
The Booker Prize, the UK’s most prestigious literary award, is open to any novel written in English by an writer of any nationality.
Margaret Busby, chair of this yr’s judges, mentioned: “The shortlist of six got here collectively unexpectedly, voices and characters resonating with us all even when very completely different.
“We’re delighted to assist disseminate these chronicles of artistic humanity to a worldwide viewers.”
What’s on The 2020 Booker Prize shortlist?
Diane Prepare dinner (USA), The New Wilderness (Oneworld Publications)
Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe), This Mournable Physique (Faber & Faber)
Avni Doshi (USA), Burnt Sugar (Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Random Home)
Maaza Mengiste (Ethiopia/USA), The Shadow King (Canongate Books)
Douglas Stuart (Scotland/USA), Shuggie Bain (Picador, Pan Macmillan)
Brandon Taylor (USA), Actual Life (Originals, Daunt Books Publishing)