The best literary fiction of 2020
With highly anticipated new novels from Man Booker Prize winners and exciting debuts from diverse voices, 2020 is shaping up to be a remarkable year for literary fiction.
2020 has already been a fantastic year for literary fiction, with Douglas Stuart's debut Shuggie Bain longlisted for this year's Booker Prize and new novels from not one but two previous Booker Prize winners. Aravind Adiga’s gripping novel Amnesty is an urgent and timely exploration of the realities of life as an undocumented immigrant, while for fans of Hilary Mantel the wait is over, with the final book in her trilogy exploring the life of Thomas Cromwell published in March. This year also sees a range of diverse debut novels, from Graeme Armstrong’s powerful novel of gang culture in the heart of Scotland, to Dima Alzayat’s luminous collection of short stories. Here is our edit of the most highly-anticipated literary fiction of 2020.
In this episode of Book Break Emma shares her recommendations for the best new literary fiction.