Arts & Culture
Guardian Live: 2020 Booker Prize Shortlist Readings
- 8:30 pm
11 November 2020
Join us for a special live streamed event with the shortlisted authors for the 2020 Booker Prize.
Now in its 52nd year, The Booker Prize is one of the most prestigious literary awards for fiction in the English language.
This year’s six shortlisted authors are Diane Cook for The New Wilderness; Tsitsi Dangarembga for This Mournable Body; Avni Doshi for Burnt Sugar; Maaza Mengiste for The Shadow King; Douglas Stuart for Shuggie Bain and Brandon Taylor for Real Life.
In the week leading up to the announcement of this year’s winner, join us for an evening of readings and conversation with the shortlisted authors, hosted by writer and critic Alex Clark. You will also have the chance to ask your own questions.
The winner of the 2020 Booker prize for fiction is announced on 19 November. They will be selected by the panel of five judges: Margaret Busby (chair), Lee Child, Sameer Rahim, Lemn Sissay and Emily Wilson.
Purchase your tickets here
Running time: 90 minutes
You can purchase copies of each of these titles by adding them to your ticket at checkout, or buy a combined book and ticket bundle including all six titles(with free UK P&P). Books will be shipped by the Guardian Bookshop.
If you require closed captions to be available on this event notify us on your booking form when making your purchase.
This event is being streamed globally. If you are joining us from outside the United Kingdom, please use this time zone converter to check your local live streaming time.
Header Image of Maaza Mengiste; illustration by Johnalynn Holland
Dates & times
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | 11 November 2020