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  1. That's all from us tonight

    Congratulations again to Douglas Stuart, whose novel Shuggie Bain has joined the exclusive club of Booker Prize winners.

    You can relive the excitement of tonight's ceremony by clicking the play button at the top of the page.

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    Video caption: Douglas Stuart reads from his 2020 Booker prizewinning novel
  2. Listen again

    Here's another chance to listen again to Anne-Marie Duff reading from The New Wilderness:

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  3. More from Front Row

    There is still time to listen to our Front Row Booker panel discussion:

    Quote Message: It’s also important to remember with prizes... the shortlist is really the important thing. The ultimate winner can be the result of maybe horse-trading between the judges, a bit of a compromise. So, in a sense, it’s less important which book wins. But you know that the shortlist contains half a dozen books that a group of well-read people strongly recommend. from Literary critic John Self
    Literary critic John Self

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    Video caption: Elle Osili-Wood and guests discuss some of the issues raised by this year’s shortlist.

    Don't forget that you can hear more from the BBC's flagship arts and culture strand on Radio 4 every week.

  4. Find more recommendations for great reads

    As part of the BBC's The Novels That Shaped Our World season, we're asking you to help complete the largest ever survey of English language novels. It only takes a few minutes to take part, and you'll receive personalised recommendations for your next great read.

    Review novels and get book recommendations
    Image caption: We need your help to complete the largest ever survey of English language novels
  5. There's plenty more Booker content to enjoy

    Check out the BBC Arts site for more Booker content from 2020 and from previous years

    To celebrate the 20th anniversary of BBC Radio 4's Book Club, James Naughtie invited Atwood to discuss her novel The Handmaid's Tale - the forerunner to last year's joint prize-winning novel The Testaments.

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    Video caption: Margaret Atwood on her dystopian masterpiece The Handmaid's Tale. With James Naughtie.
  6. Why not set up your own book group?

    If tonight's ceremony has inspired you to spend more time reading, why not get together with friends and talk about your experiences. We've some great advice on how to set up an online book club:

    Quote Message: Don't be afraid to experiment and try out new things related to the book... how about making memes based on the book as a way to engage with plot, theme and characterisation?

    Find more advice: Novel connections: How to set up your own online book group

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    Image caption: Lockdown needn't be a barrier to running a book group
  7. More about tonight's winning novel

    You can read more about Shuggie Bain on the Booker website:

    Quote Message: Shuggie Bain is destined to be a classic — a moving, immersive and nuanced portrait of a tight-knit social world, its people and its values. from Margaret Busby, 2020 chair of judges
    Margaret Busby, 2020 chair of judges
  8. Will you be here in ten years' time?

    If you have been struggling to write a novel during lockdown, you might be reassured to hear that it took shortlisted author Maaza Mengiste ten years to write The Shadow King - and that she binned her entire draft half-way through.

    The Front Row team have some great advice on how to write your first novel. And who knows - maybe one day you'll be joining us here on the Booker stage.

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    Image caption: Are you just one coffee away from beginning your first novel?
  9. Douglas Stuart speaks

    Douglas explains what his win means to him:

    Quote Message: I know I'm only the second Scottish book in fifty years to have won, and that means I think a lot for regional voices, for working class stories, so thank you