Congratulations to the winner of the 2020 Booker Prize!
Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart is the winner.
The winner will receive almost $90,000 in prize money as well as a publication deal and book sales.
This is Douglas Stuart’s first novel. It is the story of Hugh “Shuggie” Bain. The novel took over 10 years to write.
It is set in 1980’s Glasgow where unemployment, poverty and heavy drinking loom large in many people’s lives, it is an intimate portrait of Shuggie and his mother, Agnes.
“ it’s a very immersive novel” Alan Cumming (actor, film maker)
Agnes has big dreams, but her addiction to alcohol makes life unpredictable for everyone around her. Shuggie struggles to find his identity in the chaos. It is a love story. A book described as one of hope and despair.
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