Literature

2020 Booker Prize shortlist readings: Wednesday 11 Nov 2020, 7pm–8.30pm

Now in its 52nd year, The Booker Prize is one of the most prestigious literary awards for fiction in the English language.

This year’s six shortlisted authors are Diane Cook for The New WildernessTsitsi Dangarembga for This Mournable BodyAvni Doshi for Burnt SugarMaaza Mengiste for The Shadow KingDouglas Stuart for Shuggie Bain and Brandon Taylor for Real Life.

In the week leading up to the announcement of this year’s winner, join us for an evening of readings and conversation with the shortlisted authors, hosted by writer and critic Alex Clark. You will also have the chance to ask your own questions.

The winner of the 2020 Booker prize for fiction is announced on 19 November. They will be selected by the panel of five judges: Margaret Busby (chair), Lee Child, Sameer Rahim, Lemn Sissay and Emily Wilson.

Running time: 90 minutes

You can purchase copies of each of these titles by adding them to your ticket at checkout, or buy a combined book and ticket bundle including all six titles(with free UK P&P). Books will be shipped by the Guardian Bookshop.

This event will be hosted on a third-party live streaming platform BlueJeans, please refer to their privacy policy before purchasing a ticket to the event. After registering, you will receive a unique link in advance to access the event online. GMT£5 plus £0.83 booking fee

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