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Booker International 2020 Our Predictions for Winner


After what feels like an incredibly long wait tomorrow we will learn the winner of the Booker International Prize 2020. Will any of us predict the winner correctly?

Bookworm’s Prediction: Personally I would like The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree to win however I am going to take a different tack and predict that the winner will be The Adventures of China Iron. I am thinking of those readers who will only read the winner and I think they deserve something upbeat this year.

Tracy’s Prediction: As much as I would love to see Greengage Tree or Tyll win, I think the winner will be Memory Police

RachelO’s Prediction: I would love to see Yoko Ogawa/Stephen Snyder win with the Memory Police. The novelβ€˜s original, thought-provoking, and timely, despite the decades-long gap between writing and translation. In reality, though, I predict Fernanda Melchor and Sophie Hughes will take the prize with Hurricane Season. The prose is breathless, urgent and, above all, challenging. In addition, Hughes has been nominated three times in two years, and surely it’s time for a Latin American book to win. I’m looking forward to seeing just how wrong I am!

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. I’ve only read one of these but now you’ve got me curious


    August 25, 2020
  2. It’s been such a long wait! Looking forward to seeing who actually takes it πŸ™‚


    August 25, 2020
  3. Susie #

    My next list to tackle. I would have liked to see Hurricane Season win.


    August 26, 2020
  4. Tracy S #

    The Discomfort of Evening won. Ugh.


    August 27, 2020

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