The Booker Prize 2020 shortlist collection
The New Wilderness, This Mournable Body, Burnt Sugar, The Shadow King, Shuggie Bain, Real Life
The New Wilderness by Diane Cook
At once a blazing lament of our contempt for nature and a deeply humane portrayal of motherhood, The New Wilderness is an extraordinary, urgent novel from a celebrated new literary voice and Guardian first book award finalist.
This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga
In this tense and psychologically charged novel, Tsitsi Dangarembga channels the hope and potential of one young girl and a fledgling nation to lead us on a journey to discover where lives go when hope has departed.
Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi
A searing debut novel about mothers and daughters, obsession and betrayal, for fans of Jenny Offill’s Weather, Deborah Levy’s Hot Milk and Diana Evans’ Ordinary People.
The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste
A captivating novel about female strength, set during Mussolini's 1935 invasion of Ethiopia, casting a light on the women soldiers written out of African history.
Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
Set in Thatcher-era Glasgow, this heart-rending debut explores the relationship between a child and a mother struggling with addiction, laying bare the ruthlessness of poverty and the limits of love.
Real Life by Brandon Taylor
Elegant, brutal and startlingly intimate, Real Life is a campus novel about learning to live from an electric new voice – a deeply affecting story about the emotional cost of reckoning with desire and overcoming pain.