Booker Prize 2020: The longlist is in, here's what to read https://t.co/gzlVj2oYK9— The Independent (@Independent) July 28, 2020
The Booker is one of the most prestigious literary prizes, and the winner gets 50k pounds.
This year's list is:
- Hilary Mantel (The Mirror & The Light): the 3rd installment in the Cromwell trilogy, for which she's already won two Bookers. Only 4 authors have ever won the Booker twice, if she won a 3rd time she would be the first one to do so.
- Anne Tyler (Redhead by the Side of the Road): this is the American novelist's 22nd book. She's been shortlisted before but never won.
- Kiley Reid (Such a Fun Age): debut. Was selected for Reese Witherspoon's book club.
- C Pam Zhang (How Much of These Hills is Gold): debut.
- This Mournable Body (Tsitsi Dangarembga): established Zimbabwean author. This is a sequel to Nervous Conditions.
- Gabriel Krauze (Who They Was): debut
- Sophie Ward (Love and Other Thought Experiments): debut
- Brandon Taylor (Real Life): debut
- Maaza Mengiste (The Shadow King)
- Colum McCann (Apeirogon)
- Diane Cook (The New Wilderness): still not out
- Avni Doshi (Burnt Sugar): debut. Still not out in the UK. Released in India as Girl in White Cotton.
- Douglas Stuart (Shuggie Bain): debut. Still not out
You can read short summaries for each book in the Independent article in the tweet!
have you read any of these (or plan to)? what have you been reading?