|Notes||The award ceremony was held on 14 Oct 2019.|
The shortlisted authors were:
Margaret Atwood with the joint-winning novel 'The Testaments', published by Chatto & Windus,
Bernardine Evaristo with the joint-winning novel 'Girl Woman Other', published by Hamish Hamilton,
Lucy Ellmann with ‘Ducks, Newburyport’, published by Galley Beggar Press,
Chigozie Obioma with ‘An Orchestra of Minorities’, published by Little Brown,
Salman Rushdie with ‘Quichotte’, published by Jonathan Cape, and
Elif Shafak with ‘10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World’, published by Viking.
The judges were Peter Florence (Chair), Liz Calder, Xiaolu Guo, Afua Hirsch and Joanna MacGregor.