Avni Doshi’s Burnt Sugar is shortlisted for 2020 Booker Prize

Debut novel is among the six books vying for the world's most prestigious literary award.

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Avni Doshi's searing debut novel Burnt Sugar has been shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, it was announced today.

Burnt Sugar, which tells the poignant story of a toxic relationship between a daughter and her neglectful mother, is among six books in the final running for the leading award for literary fiction in the English language.

The other books vying for the £50,000 prize are The New Wilderness by Diane Cook, This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga, The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste, Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart, and Real Life by Brandon Taylor.

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