The Booker Prize 2020 shortlist

We are delighted to announce that the following books have been shortlisted for this year’s Booker Prize!

  • This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga (Faber)
  • The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste (Canongate)
  • Real Life by Brandon Taylor (Daunt Books)

The winner will be announced on 17th November.

The rest of the shortlist and more information can be found here.

This Mournable Body

by Tsitsi Dangarembga

Thirty years on from her acclaimed debut Nervous Conditions, considered one of the 100 Books that Shaped the World by the BBC, the award-winning Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga 'has produced another masterpiece' - New York Times

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The Shadow King

by Maaza Mengiste

A beautifully written and utterly captivating novel about female strength and the power of belief, set during Mussolini's 1935 invasion of Ethiopia, The Shadow King casts a light on the women soldiers who were written out of history.

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