London, July 28
Dubai-based Indian-origin writer Avni Doshi is among the many 13 longlisted for the celebrated 2020 Booker Prize for her debut novel ‘Burnt Sugar’, alongside double Booker winner Hilary Mantel for ‘The Mirror and The Light’.
The so-called Booker Dozen was unveiled on Tuesday after judges evaluated 162 novels printed within the UK or Ireland between October 2019 and September 2020, with a shortlist of six to be whittled down by September in time for the 50,000-pound literary prize in November. Doshi was born within the US and later settled in Dubai. — PTI