The Booker Prize Shortlist 2019

The winner will be announced on Monday 14 October. Place your bets now.

The Testaments

Margaret Atwood

Deborah Friedell writes:

In P.D. James’s strangest novel, The Children of Men (1992), humans stop being able to get pregnant, and no one can figure out why. Scientific research comes to ...

Girl, Woman, Other

Bernardine Evaristo

Clare Bucknell writes:

It’s opening night at the National Theatre. The radical writer and director Amma Bonsu, snubbed for decades by the cultural establishment for her uncompromising work ...


Salman Rushdie

Michael Wood writes:

‘One can feel that there is always a camera left out of the picture,’ Stanley Cavell writes in The World Viewed. He is writing of a literal movie camera, but he suggests ...