The best fiction books of 2020
Our edit of the very best fiction books of 2020, from award-winning literature to overlooked gems, as well as a look ahead to the best new fiction of 2021 and some of the best novels of all time.
This year has been an incredible year for fiction, with one of the best novels of the year coming from Booker Prize-wining debut author Douglas Stuart, and new fiction titles from much-loved authors David Baldacci and Ann Cleeves, to name just a few. Here, we take a look at the best fiction books of 2020, from bestsellers to the award-nominated debuts you may have missed, and look ahead to the best new fiction to come in 2021. We also share our edit of the best fiction books of all time.