The longlist, or ‘The Booker Dozen’, for The 2020 Booker Prize was announced on Tuesday 28 July 2020.⁣

This year’s longlist of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges: Margaret Busby (chair), editor, literary critic and former publisher; Lee Child, author; Sameer Rahim, author and critic; Lemn Sissay, writer and broadcaster; and Emily Wilson, classicist and translator.⁣

The list was chosen from 162 novels published in the UK or Ireland between 1 October 2019 and 30 September 2020.⁣

The Booker Prize for Fiction is open to writers of any nationality, writing in English and published in the UK or Ireland.⁣

The 2020 longlist, or ‘The Booker Dozen’, of 13 novels, is: ⁣

The New Wilderness by Diane Cook⁣

This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga⁣

Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi⁣

Who They Was by Gabriel Krauze⁣

The Mirror & The Light by Hilary Mantel⁣

Apeirogon by Colum McCann ⁣

The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste⁣

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid⁣

Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart⁣

Real Life by Brandon Taylor ⁣

Redhead by The Side of The Road by Anne Tyler⁣

Love and Other Thought Experiments by Sophie Ward⁣

How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang⁣

Congratulations to the longlisted authors!