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Booker prize

BOOKER PRIZE NEWS

Douglas Stuart hopes Booker win helps working class writers

November 25, 2020 5:39 pm

Stuart has won critical praise for the way he looks at addiction poverty and dashed dreams unflinchingly but with tenderness and humour.

'So well deserved'! Avni Doshi, other writers congratulate Booker 2020 winner Douglas Stuart

November 20, 2020 12:23 pm

Scottish politician Nicola Sturgeon also took to social media to express her wishes for the win

Indian-origin author Avni Doshi's 2020 Booker Prize race edges to a close

November 19, 2020 6:43 pm

The Booker Prize ceremony this year will be very different due to the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. The organisers say that the innovative and globally accessible 2020 winner ceremony without walls will be broadcast from London's Roundhouse.

2020 Booker prize: Barack Obama to participate in this year's virtual ceremony

November 13, 2020 12:24 pm

The six books on this years shortlist include The New Wilderness by Diane Cook, This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga, The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste, Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart, Real Life by Brandon Taylor and Avni Doshi’s book, Burnt Sugar — published in India as Girl In White Cotton

Heard narrator's voice in my head: Avni Doshi on writing Booker nominated novel

October 01, 2020 4:22 pm

According to Doshi, her narrator's voice guided her through nearly 300 pages to put together the book that was seven years in the making and is in the Booker Prize shortlist of six.

Booker prize blames technical glitch after releasing 'winner' with shortlist

September 17, 2020 12:15 pm

Twitter user Adam Clay-Croome tweeted to the official handle of the Booker prize and pointed that the website already listed author Brandon Taylor as the winner for his novel Real Life.

Bernardine Evaristo: ‘I’m inside the system but my radical heart still beats’

August 29, 2020 8:48 am

The British author on race, sexuality, forging a literary subculture in Britain and why co-winning the 2019 Booker Prize has revolutionised her career

Booker Prize nominee Tsitsi Dangarembga arrested during anti-government protest

August 01, 2020 2:12 pm

The 61-year-old author was taken into a police lorry along with another protester while carrying placards as the government warned that participation in the demonstration is to be regarded as insurrection

Avni Doshi, an Indian-origin author, on 2020 Booker Prize longlist for debut novel

July 28, 2020 6:50 pm

The 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction was won jointly by 'The Testaments' by Margaret Atwood and 'Girl, Woman, Other' by Bernardine Evaristo. First awarded in 1969, the Booker Prize is recognised as the leading prize for literary fiction written in English

Booker longlist 2020: Hilary Mantel up for third time, Avni Doshi's Burnt Sugar makes the cut

July 28, 2020 11:24 am

These 13 novels have been chosen from 162 novels. The shortlist of six books will be announced on September 15, and the winner in November