Booker Prize Winner Announcement Moved
The virtual announcement of the winner of the Booker Prize has been moved from November 17 to November 19 to avoid a conflict with the release of Barack Obama’s memoir, A Promised Land.
"We thought it unfortunate that two of the most exciting literary events of the year—the announcement of the winner of the 2020 Booker Prize and the publication of Barack Obama’s memoirs—were due to fall on the same day, so we’ve decided to give readers a couple of days' breathing space," said Gaby Wood, literary director of the Booker Prize Foundation. "Our unprecedented ceremony without walls, devised in collaboration with the BBC, will take place across multiple platforms on November 19 instead. Details about how to watch and take part will be announced shortly."