‘The Booker Dozen’ 2020 Announced
One of the most important dozens in the literary world was announced yesterday. Man Booker Prize Longlist 2020 comprises Hilary Mantel’s conclusion of her Cromwell trilogy The Mirror and The Light and Anne Tyler’s Redhead by the Side of the Road.
Thirteen books will be waiting till 15 September when the shortlist will be selected and announced. Here are all longlisted entries:
The New Wilderness by Diane Cook (Oneworld Publications)
This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga (Faber & Faber)
Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi (Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Random House)
Who They Was by Gabriel Krauze (4th Estate, HarperCollins)
The Mirror & The Light by Hilary Mantel (4th Estate, HarperCollins)
Apeirogon by Colum McCann (Bloomsbury Publishing)
The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste (Canongate Books)
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (Bloomsbury Circus, Bloomsbury Publishing)
Real Life by Brandon Taylor (Originals, Daunt Books Publishing)
Redhead by The Side of The Road by Anne Tyler (Chatto & Windus, Vintage)
Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart (Picador, Pan Macmillan)
Love and Other Thought Experiments by Sophie Ward (Corsair, Little, Brown)
How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang (Virago, Little, Brown
The 2020 winner will be announced in November. The winner of the 2020 Booker Prize receives £50,000 and can expect international recognition. The shortlisted authors each receive £2,500 and a specially bound edition of their book.
The 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction was won jointly by The Testaments by Margaret Atwood and Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo.