The British Library and Hay Festival are delighted to reveal the shortlist for the 2020 Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer’s Award. The eight-strong list features writers from the UK, Colombia, Mexico, USA and Brazil and showcases a vibrant selection of global storytelling through both fiction and non-fiction.
'The 2020 Award received more interest than we’ve ever had before and we are excited to present a list that is bursting with excellence and creativity, and showcases the very best of borderless storytelling.' – Phil Hatfield, Chair of Judges
The two winners of the £20,000 prize will be announced at the British Library on 25 November.