The Man Booker Prize shortlist was announced on 15th September, with 2 interesting omissions – Hilary Mantel and Colum McCann.
It is a very diverse, interesting shortlist and I know we are certainly going to get cracking reading them…. with the Winner not announced until 17th November, there is plenty of time!
The 2020 shortlist is:
- The New Wilderness by Diane Cook
- This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga
- Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi
- The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste
- Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
- Real Life by Brandon Taylor
Previous winners of this prize include:
2019: Joint winners Margaret Atwood ‘The Testaments’ & Bernardine Evaristo ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ / 2018: Anna Burns ‘The Milkman’ / 2017: George Saunders ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’ / 2016: Paul Beatty ‘The Sellout’ / 2015: James Martin ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’