The New Year is upon us and the Roaring 20s have come around again! That’s why today we’re looking forward into the New Year at the novels we think might be potential award winners in 2020. We’ve created a similar list for previous years, and just like then we’ll look back at this list later in the year to see if we were correct!
All of these books are on pre-order, and many of them are from authors you may already be familiar with. So without further ado, here are the ten books we think might be award winners in 2020!
Books are listed in the order they are due to be released.
A Long Petal of the Sea – Isabel Allende
21st January, 2020
From the New York Times bestselling author of The House of the Spirits, this epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home.
English Monsters – James Scudamore
5th March, 2020
Here is a story about bonds between men and boys, both nurturing and devastatingly harmful. Here too is a chronicle of what happens when care is outsourced in the name of building resilience and character. English Monsters is a timely and important novel that marks the spectacular return of Booker-longlisted author James Scudamore.
The Glass Hotel – Emily St John Mandel
24th March, 2020
From the award-winning author of Station Eleven (“Ingenious.” – The New York Times), an exhilarating novel set at the glittering intersection of two seemingly disparate events-a massive Ponzi scheme collapse and the mysterious disappearance of a woman from a ship at sea.
A Small Revolution in Germany – Philip Hensher
2nd April, 2020
A Small Revolution in Germany is about growing up, or refusing to accept what growing up means; it’s about the small dishonest pacts that people make with their own futures; and it’s about the rare and joyous refusal to be disillusioned.