Posted on 09/15/2020 at 09:08 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The 2020 Booker Prize shortlist is out, and the Guardian has declared it the most diverse lineup in its history.
Four writers of color are in the running for the award: Tsitsi Dangarembga, Maaza Mengiste, Avni Doshi, and Brandon Taylor.
Doshi and Taylor are also among the four debut novelists on the list, joined by Diane Cook and Douglas Stuart.
Also of note: Hilary Mantel’s final installment in her Thomas Cromwell trilogy, which had previously won two Bookers, did not make the cut.
So, with all that said, here are the titles, which are also links to learn more about each book.
The New Wilderness, by Diane Cook
This Mournable Body, by Tsitsi Dangarembga
Burnt Sugar, by Avni Doshi
The Shadow King, by Maaza Mengiste
Real Life, by Brandon Taylor
Shuggie Bain, by Douglas Stuart
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