2020 Booker Prize Longlist Revealed
The Booker Prize Longlist was announced on Monday, July 27. Three veteran writers have been nominated: Hilary Mantel, Colum McCann and Anne Tyler. The list also features eight debut novels by Diane Cook, Avni Doshi, Gabriel Krauze, Kiley Reid, Douglas Stuart, Brandon Taylor, Sophie Ward and C. Pam Zhang.
Two authors have been nominated for the third book of a trilogy. Tsitsi Dangarembga's This Mournable Body completes her Tambudzai Trilogy about a family in pre-independence Zimbabwe.
Hilary Mantel has been nominated for the third book in her Thomas Cromwell trilogy, The Mirror and the Light. The first two books Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies both won the award. If The Mirror and the Light also wins, it will be the first time that each book in a trilogy received the prize and the first time an author has won the Booker Prize three times.
Apeirogon by Colum McCann
How Much of These Hills is Gold by C. Pam Zhang
The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel
The New Wilderness by Diane Cook
Real Life by Brandon Taylor
Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler
The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste
Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga
Not yet published in Canada
- Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi
- Love and Other Thought Experiments by Sophie Ward
- Who They Was by Gabriel Krauze
The Booker Prize shortlist will be announced on September 15, 2020. The winner will be revealed in October.