2020 Booker Prize
The 2020 Booker Prize for Fiction was announced on 19 November 2020. The Booker longlist of 13 books was announced on 27 July, and was narrowed down to a shortlist of six on 15 September. The Prize was awarded to Douglas Stuart for his debut novel, Shuggie Bain, receiving £50,000. Stuart is the second Scottish author to win the Booker Prize, after it was awarded to James Kelman for How Late It Was, How Late in 1994. The ceremony was hosted by John Wilson at the Roundhouse in Central London, and broadcast by the BBC. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the shortlisted authors and guest speakers appeared virtually from their respective homes.
|Douglas Stuart||Shuggie Bain||Novel||United Kingdom/United States||Picador / Pan Macmillan|
|Diane Cook||The New Wilderness||Novel||United States||Oneworld Publications|
|Tsitsi Dangarembga||This Mournable Body||Novel||Zimbabwe||Faber & Faber|
|Avni Doshi||Burnt Sugar||Novel||United States||Hamish Hamilton / Penguin Random House|
|Maaza Mengiste||The Shadow King||Novel||Ethiopia / United States||Canongate Books|
|Brandon Taylor||Real Life||Novel||United States||Originals / Daunt Books Publishing|
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- The 2020 Shortlist The Booker Prize
- The 2020 Longlist The Booker Prize