Booker Prize 2020

Booker Prize 2020
Booker Prize 2020

Booker Prize 2020:- The leading literary award in the English speaking world, which has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for over 50 years. Awarded annually to the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK or Ireland.

Douglas Stuart has won the Booker Prize for Shuggie Bain, his debut novel about a boy in 1980s Glasgow trying to support his mother as she struggles with addiction and poverty.

The list of Booker Prize Winners 2020 is imperative for competitive exams. Questions on Booker Prizes and its winners form an important part of the current affairs and general awareness section.

Hence, the article will provide the list of Booker Prize winners 2020 along with related facts and questions to assist in exam preparation.

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Booker Prize Winners 2020 – Nominees for Shortlist

Author Title Publisher Country
Diane Cook The New Wilderness Oneworld Publications United States
Tsitsi Dangarembga This Mournable Body Faber & Faber Zimbabwe
Avni Doshi Burnt Sugar Hamish Hamilton / Penguin Random House United States
Maaza Mengiste The Shadow King Canongate Books Ethiopia / United States
Brandon Taylor Real Life Originals / Daunt Books Publishing United States
Douglas Stuart Shuggie Bain Picador / Pan Macmillan United Kingdom/United States


International Booker Prize Winners 2020 – Nominees for Shortlist

Author Title Publisher Translator
Shokoofeh Azar (Farsi-Iran) The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree Europa Editions Anonymous
Gabriela Cabezón Cámara (Spanish-Argentina) The Adventures of China Iron Charco Press Iona Macintyre and Fiona Mackintosh
Daniel Kehlmann (Germany-German) Tyll Quercus Ross Benjamin
Fernanda Melchor (Spanish-Mexico) Hurricane Season Fitzcarraldo Editions Sophie Hughes
Yoko Ogawa (Japanese-Japan) The Memory Police Harvill Secker Stephen Snyder
Marieke Lucas Rijneveld (Dutch-Netherlands) The Discomfort of Evening Faber & Faber Michele Hutchison


List of Booker Prize Winners [2019-2010]

Year Author Title/Work Publisher
2019 Margaret Atwood The Testaments Vintage, Chatto & Windus
2018 Anna Burns Milkman Faber & Faber
2017 George Saunders Lincoln in the Bardo Bloomsbury
2016 Paul Beatty The Sellout Oneworld Publications
2015 Marlon James A Brief History of Seven Killings Oneworld Publications
2014 Richard Flanagan The Narrow Road to the Deep North Chatto & Windus
2013 Eleanor Catton The Luminaries Granta
2012 Hilary Mantel Bring Up the Bodies Fourth Estate
2011 Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending Jonathan Cape
2010 Howard Jacobson The Finkler Question Bloomsbury


List of International Booker Prize Winners – [2016-2019]

Year Author Country Work Translator Language
2019 Jokha al-Harthi Oman Celestial Bodies Marilyn Booth Arabic
2018 Olga Tokarczuk Poland Flights Jennifer Croft Polish
2017 David Grossman Israel A Horse Walks Into a Bar Jessica Cohen Hebrew
2016 Han Kang South Korea The Vegetarian


Booker Prize Winners – Indians

Year Work/Book Author
1971 In a Free State V.S. Naipaul
1981 Midnight’s Children Salman Rushdie
1997 The God of Small Things Arundhati Roy
2006 The Inheritance of Loss Kiran Desai
2008 The White Tiger Aravind Adiga



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