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The 2020 Booker Prize Shortlist Has Been Announced

The shortlist for the 2020 Booker Prize has been announced! This list of six standout titles is taken from a larger group of nominees selected by a panel of judges. Now that the list is whittled down to its final form, a winner will be announced on November 11th, 2020. As one of the most prestigious literary awards for novels written in English, a Booker Prize win is not only a great honor, but a near guarantee of a hugely increased readership. Click here to learn more about the Booker Prize.

The Shortlist

The New Wilderness: Cook, Diane: 9780062333131: Books
This Mournable Body | Graywolf Press
Burnt Sugar: 9780241441510: Books The Shadow King: A Novel (9780393083569): Mengiste, Maaza: Books
Shuggie Bain: A Novel - Kindle edition by Stuart, Douglas. Literature &  Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Real Life: A Novel (9780525538882): Taylor, Brandon: Books

The Longlist

The New Wilderness by Diane Cook

This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga

Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi

Who They Was by Gabriel Krauze

The Mirror & The Light by Hilary Mantel

Apeirogon by Colum McCann

The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Real Life by Bryan Washington

Redhead By the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler

Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

Love and Other Thought Experiments by Sophie Ward

How Much of These Hills is Gold by Z Pam Zhang

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-George, FTPL

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