Dubai-based Indian-origin creator Avni Doshi’s debut novel ‘Burnt Sugar’, based mostly on the connection between a mom and her daughter, has been shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize for Fiction, the organisers introduced on Tuesday. The winner shall be introduced on November 17.
The Booker Prize for Fiction is open to writers of any nationality, writing in English and printed within the UK or Eire. Every shortlisted creator will obtain 2,500 kilos and a specifically certain version of their ebook on the prize ceremony scheduled for November. The winner will additional obtain 50,000 kilos.
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“This totally compelling learn examines a posh and weird mother-daughter relationship with trustworthy, unflinching realism – typically emotionally wrenching but in addition cathartic, written with poignancy and memorability,” the judges stated of Doshi’s longlisted entry.
Doshi, born within the US and now dwelling in Dubai, had beforehand spoken concerning the lengthy journey to her first novel, which was launched in India final 12 months as ‘Woman in White Cotton’ and in UK this 12 months as ‘Burnt Sugar’.
The 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction was gained collectively by ‘The Testaments’ by Margaret Atwood and ‘Woman, Lady, Different’ by Bernardine Evaristo. First awarded in 1969, the Booker Prize is recognised because the main prize for literary fiction written in English.
With PTI inputs