International Booker Prize 2020 Winner Announcement Postponed
The announcement of the winner of the International Booker Prize 2020, due to take place on May 19, will be postponed until later in the summer to ensure that readers are able to get hold of copies of the shortlisted books. Thile the online announcement of the shortlist had "unprecedented reach and engagement," the Booker Prize Foundation said, the status of bookstore closures due to Covid-19 means that many readers will not be able to access the books. The Booker Prize Foundation is keeping the situation under review, and will communicate a new announcement date as soon as possible. Plans will also be unveiled to re-promote the shortlist in the lead-up to the winner announcement.