RSL Ondaatje Prize 2020 – The Shortlist

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the RSL Ondaatje Prize 2020.

Jay Bernard Surge (Chatto & Windus)
Tishani Doshi Small Days and Nights (Bloomsbury Circus)
Robert Macfarlane Underland (Hamish Hamilton)
Roger Robinson A Portable Paradise (Peepal Tree Press)
Elif Shafak 10 Minutes 38 Seconds
in This Strange World
(Viking)
Jumoke Verissimo A Small Silence (Cassava Republic)

Watch specially-commissioned animations of the six shortlisted books…

This year’s judges are This year’s judges are Peter Frankopan, Pascale Petit and Evie Wyld.

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