Booker prize 2020

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The Guardian view on universal stories: the undoing of expectation | Editorial
Editorial: Both the Booker prize-winning novel Shuggie Bain and Steve McQueen’s Lovers Rock are exercises in radical empathy


27, Nov, 2020 @6:25 PM

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Shuggie Bain’s tale tells us that the Booker prize has matured
A Scot’s success led to uproar in 1994 – but not this year, with the triumph of Douglas Stuart. Maybe the award is growing up

Alex Clark

22, Nov, 2020 @8:45 AM

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Booker winner Douglas Stuart: 'I owe Scotland everything'
The author of Shuggie Bain talks about growing up in Glasgow in the 80s, the dangers of ‘poverty safari’ and what he’ll do now he has won the prestigious literary prize

Lisa Allardice

21, Nov, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Douglas Stuart's Booker win heralds the arrival of a fully formed voice | Justine Jordan
Shuggie Bain is heartbreaking, but never mawkish – and already a favourite with readers

Justine Jordan

19, Nov, 2020 @7:54 PM

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Douglas Stuart wins Booker prize for debut Shuggie Bain
Scottish-American wins £50,000 for autobiographical novel about a boy growing up in 80s Glasgow, which is ‘destined to be a classic’

Alison Flood

19, Nov, 2020 @7:53 PM

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On the brink of a Booker: 2020's shortlisted authors on the stories behind their novels
With the winner due to be announced next week, the six novelists up for the Booker prize reveal their inspirations

Douglas Stuart, Avni Doshi, Brandon Taylor, Diane Cook, Tsitsi Dangarembga and Maaza Mengiste

13, Nov, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Barack Obama to take part in 2020 Booker prize ceremony
US president to speak about reading Booker novels at the online ceremony, two days after his memoir is published

Alison Flood

12, Nov, 2020 @2:37 PM

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Judging the Booker prize: 'These books are about living under intense pressure'
In a year that saw us confined to our homes, the 2020 shortlist looks at how to preserve love and humanity in difficult times, writes judge Sameer Rahim

Sameer Rahim

15, Sep, 2020 @12:33 PM

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Most diverse Booker prize shortlist ever as Hilary Mantel misses out
With no room for Mantel’s conclusion to her Wolf Hall trilogy, the six finalists also include four debuts

Alison Flood and Sian Cain

15, Sep, 2020 @12:21 PM

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Who They Was by Gabriel Krauze review – the double life of a London gangster
The tension between the author’s ultraviolent life on the streets and his university studies are at the heart of this autofictional Booker-longlisted debut

Matt Rowland Hill

29, Aug, 2020 @6:30 AM

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Maaza Mengiste: 'Knausgård really doesn’t need me as a reader, I can move on'
The Booker nominated author on the influence of Homer, struggling with Moby-Dick and feeling changed by Ama Ata Aidoo

Maaza Mengiste

21, Aug, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Real Life by Brandon Taylor review – a brilliant debut
This tale of a black research student and his ‘benign’ white colleagues crackles with the painful comedy of privilege and prejudice

Anthony Cummins

17, Aug, 2020 @6:00 AM

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