Shuggie Bain

Douglas Stuart’s Shuggie Bain, a harsh account of a young boy growing up in Thatcher’s Glasgow of the 1980s, was announced as the winner of the 2020 Booker Prize for Fiction. In English but with Glesgow Scots dialogue. “Stuart said in an interview for The Booker Prize website that the 1994 Booker winner How Late It Was, How Late by James Kelman changed his life because it was one of the first times he had seen his people and dialect on the page.”

Shuggie Bain wins 2020 Booker Prize

Tonight Douglas Stuart’s Shuggie Bain was announced as the winner of the 2020 Booker Prize for Fiction, in the culmination of a star-studded ‘ceremony without walls’ from London’s Roundhouse. The ceremony was broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row, BBC iPlayer and BBC Arts Digital.

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