The 2020 Booker Prize shortlist is the most diverse and international ever

In a year of reckoning with racial injustice, the shortlist demonstrates the publishing industry’s commitment to do better.

The shortlist for this year’s Booker Prize, which was announced this afternoon, is undoubtedly the most diverse in the prize’s history. Of the many statistics of note – that of the six books, four are by authors of colour, four are debut novels, and four are written by women – perhaps the most striking is that only one author, Douglas Stuart, is from the UK. 

That such an international shortlist is possible for the Booker Prize which, since its inception in 1969, has been...
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