Hilary Mantel misses 2020 Booker shortlist


16 September 2020
This year's shortlist has been described as the most diverse ever

Hilary Mantel won the Booker twice with the first two instalments of her Thomas Cromwell trilogy, but its conclusion, this year's The Mirror and the Light, didn't make the final six.

The 2020 Booker shortlist, which includes four debut novelists, is:

The New Wilderness, Diane Cook

Burnt Sugar, Avni Doshi

Shuggie Bain, Douglas Stuart

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Real Life, Brandon Taylor

This Mournable Body, Tsitsi Dangarambga

The Shadow King, Maaza Mengiste

The winner of the £50,000 Booker Prize 2020 will be announced on 27 October.


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