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The 2020 Booker Prize Ceremony

The 2020 Booker Prize ceremony live from the Roundhouse, London, with last year's winner Bernardine Evaristo, chair of judges Margaret Busby and a contribution from Barack Obama

Live from the Roundhouse, London, Front Row brings you the 2020 Booker Prize ceremony. Who will be the winner of the £50,000 prize for fiction in this extraordinary year?

Taking part in the socially distanced proceedings will be Sir Kazuo Ishiguro, last year's winners Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo, chair of judges Margaret Busby, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, former President of the United States Barack Obama - and of course, the winner. The evening will be hosted by Front Row's John Wilson and broadcast simultaneously on BBC iPlayer.

The shortlisted authors and titles are:
Diane Cook, The New Wilderness
Tsitsi Dangarembga, This Mournable Body
Avni Doshi, Burnt Sugar
Maaza Mengiste, The Shadow King
Douglas Stuart, Shuggie Bain
Brandon Taylor, Real Life

Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Sarah Johnson

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44 minutes

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  • Thu 19 Nov 2020 19:15

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