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Booker Prize Winner 2020
Booker Prize – Key facts
- The Booker Prize for Fiction was formerly known as the Booker–McConnell Prize (1969–2001) and the Man Booker Prize (2002–2019). It was first awarded in 1969.
- Its aim was to stimulate the reading and discussion of contemporary fiction
- In 1970, Bernice Rubens became the first woman to win the Booker Prize, for The Elected Member.
- The younger sibling of the Booker Prize is the International Booker Prize which is given for fiction in translation.
What is the Booker Prize?
The Booker Prize is a leading literary award in the English speaking world. The prize has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for over 50 years. It is awarded annually to the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK or Ireland.
|Booker Prize Winner 2020
The winner receives £50,000 as well as the £2,500 awarded to each of the six shortlisted authors. Both the winner and the shortlisted authors are guaranteed a global readership plus a dramatic increase in book sales.
The Nominees for Shortlist Authors are as follows-
|Booker Prize Winners 2020 – Nominees for Shortlist|
|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|
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The International Booker Prize Winner 2020
International Booker Prize – Key facts
- The International Booker Prize was previously known as The Man Booker International Prize. It was established in 2005.
- The Booker prize is honoured for finest in fiction while the International Booker Prize is honoured for finest fiction translated in English and published in the UK or Ireland.
- It honours fiction on a global basis to encourage more reading of quality fiction from all over the world.
What is the International Booker Prize?
The International Booker Prize (formerly known as the Man Booker International Prize) is awarded annually for a single book, translated into English and published in the UK or Ireland. The vital work of translators is celebrated.
|International Booker Prize Winner 2020
The prize money of £50,000 for the International Booker prize is divided equally between the author and translator. Each shortlisted author and translator also receives £1,000.
The Nominees for Shortlist Authors for International Booker Prize 2020 are as follows-
|International Booker Prize Winners 2020 – Nominees for Shortlist|
|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|
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List of Booker Prize Winners 2010 to 2020
The table below highlights the winners of the Booker Prize award for previous years from 2010 to 2019.
|List of Booker Prize Winners [2019-2010]|
|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 [2019-2016]
This table highlights the previous year’s winners of the International Booker prize. It will give the name of the author, their work and, translators (who translated in English) and publisher.
|List of International Booker Prize Winners – [2016-2019]|
|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||Deborah Smith||Korean|
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List of Indians Who Won the Booker Prize
The booker prize is honoured not to any author but to a specific work of fiction. The table below highlights the list of Indians or persons from Indian descent who have been honoured with the Booker prize award.
|Booker Prize Winners – Indians|
|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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