All 13 books on the long-list known as the Booker Dozen, were chosen from 162 novels published in the UK or Ireland between October 2019 and September 2020.
Hilary Mantel’s 'The Mirror and the Light', has been long-listed for the Booker prize, putting the British novelist in the running to win for an unprecedented third time
Authors like Tsitsi Dangarembga and Kiley Reid are also in the running for the prestigious prize
Indian-origin writer Avni Doshi was also in the longlist of 13 writers
This year’s longlist features eight debut novelists (Diane Cook, Avni Doshi, Gabriel Krauze, Kiley Reid, Douglas Stuart, Brandon Taylor, Sophie Ward, and C Pam Zhang)
1. Diane Cook - The New Wilderness
The winner is announced in November, taking home the £50,000 ($63,000) prize money
“Each of these books carries an impact that has earned it a place on the longlist, deserving of wide readership,” - Margaret Busby, the chair of the 2020 jury