Booker Prize 2020 Longlist Announced

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Exciting news for fiction fans — the judges have announced this year’s Booker Prize longlist!

There are some great reads in here (and some we’re very much looking forward to reading).

Hilary Mantel is in the running to win her third Prize, thanks to “The Mirror And The Light”, which our Lucy reviewed here. Her previous wins, in 2009 and 2012, were for the two previous instalments of the Cromwell trilogy (“Wolf Hall” and “Bring Up The Bodies”).

While critical acclaim for Hilary’s latest work perhaps isn’t a surprise, it’s certainly noteworthy that the longlist features a staggering eight debut authors. It seems the judges are just as committed to supporting new talent as we are!

The full list is:

Last year’s prize was, somewhat controversially, jointly awarded to Margaret Atwood (for “The Testaments”) and Bernardine Evaristo (for “Girl, Woman, Other”).

Read our Abbie’s review of “Girl, Woman, Other”.

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Iain McDonald

Iain is Digital Content Editor at the "Friend", making him responsible for managing flow of interesting and entertaining content on the magazine's website and social media channels.