Indian origin author Avni Doshi has made the cut for the 2020 Man Booker Prize for Literature with her book “Burnt Sugar” (Hamish Penguin Random House) in the shortlist announced here this evening. Also Read - 29-Year-Old Marieke Lucas Rijneveld Becomes Youngest Author to Win International Booker Prize

The five other books in the shortlist are The New Wilderness by Diane Cook (Oneworld Publications), This Mournable Body by Taitsi Dangarembga (Faber & Faber), The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste (Canongate Books), Shuggie Bain By Douglas Stuart (Pan Macmillan) and Real Life By Brandon Taylor (Daunt Books Publishing).

The list was chosen from baker’s dozen 13 longlist. The winner will be announced in early November.