Awards: Booker Shortlist

The six-title shortlist has been released for the 2020 Booker Prize for Fiction. Shortlisted authors each receive £2,500 (about $3,210) and a specially bound edition of their book. The winner, who gets a further £50,000 (about $64,250), will be announced on November 17 in an event broadcast from London's Roundhouse in collaboration with BBC Arts. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the ceremony has been re-imagined as a globally accessible, multi-platform offering that "aims to creatively engage readers across the world with the shortlisted books, authors and the overall winner." This year's shortlisted titles are:

The New Wilderness by Diane Cook (U.S.)
This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe)
Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi (U.S.)
The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste (Ethiopia/U.S.)
Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart (Scotland/U.S.)
Real Life by Brandon Taylor (U.S.)      

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