The 2020 Booker Prize Longlist

It’s that time of year! The Booker Prize longlist has been announced. The shortlist is scheduled to come out on September 15. Right now I don’t know the date the winner will be announced.

This list is surprising and unique in several ways. First, there are more women writers on this longlist than on any Booker longlist of the past. Most of these are debut novels. And, in what for me is a less impressive development, there are nine U.S. based authors.

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The New Wilderness
by Diane Cook
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This Mournable Body
by Tsitsi Dangarembga
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Burnt Sugar
by Avni Doshi
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Who They Was
by Gabriel Krauze
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The Mirror and the Light
by Hilary Mantel
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Apeirogon
by Colum McCann
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The Shadow King
by Maaza Mengiste
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Such a Fun Age
by Kiley Reid
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Real Life
by Brandon Taylor
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Redhead by the Side of the Road
by Anne Tyler
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Shuggie Bain
by Douglas Stuart
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Love and Other Thought Experiments
by Sophie Ward
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How Much of These Hills Is Gold
by C Pam Zhang
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