The Booker Prize Announces Longlist

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The longlist for the 2020 Booker Prize was announced on Tuesday, July 28. This year’s longlist, chosen from a pool of 162 novels published between October 1, 2019, and September 30, 2020, features:

  • 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 Booker Prize, which launched in 1969, is open to writers of any nationality writing originally in English and published in the U.K.

The shortlist of six books will be announced on September 15, 2020, and the winner will be announced in November. The winner will receive £50,000 (about $64,365).