The Booker Prize 2019 Finalists

By Luis Diaz | September 4 2019 | Humanities & Social Sciences

We are thrilled that two Penguin Random House authors, Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie, have been honored as finalists for the 2019 Booker Prize.

The Booker Prize is the leading literary award in the English speaking world, which has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for over 50 years. It is awarded annually to the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK or Ireland.

 


 

 

A dazzling Don Quixote for the modern age—an epic tour de force that is as much an homage to an immortal work of literature as it is to the quest for love and family, by Booker Prize–winning, internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie 

 

 


 

 

Margaret Atwood’s dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid’s Tale, has become a modern classic—and now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel.

 


 

 

See the shortlist announcement here

 

 

The winner will be announced on October 14th. For more information on the award and a full list of shortlisted titles, click here.

The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale
978-0-385-54378-1
More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results. Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets. As Atwood unfolds The Testaments, she opens up the innermost workings of Gilead as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes.
$28.95 US
Sep 10, 2019
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
432 Pages
Nan A. Talese
US, Opn Mkt (no CAN)

A Novel
978-0-593-13298-2
Inspired by the Cervantes classic, Sam DuChamp, mediocre writer of spy thrillers, creates Quichotte, a courtly, addled salesman obsessed with television who falls in impossible love with a TV star. Together with his (imaginary) son Sancho, Quichotte sets off on a picaresque quest across America to prove worthy of her hand, gallantly braving the tragicomic perils of an age where “Anything-Can-Happen.” Meanwhile, his creator, in a midlife crisis, has equally urgent challenges of his own. Just as Cervantes wrote Don Quixote to satirize the culture of his time, Rushdie takes the reader on a wild ride through a country on the verge of moral and spiritual collapse. And with the kind of storytelling magic that is the hallmark of Rushdie’s work, the fully realized lives of DuChamp and Quichotte intertwine in a profoundly human quest for love and a wickedly entertaining portrait of an age in which fact is so often indiscernible from fiction.
$28.00 US
Sep 03, 2019
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
416 Pages
Random House
US, Opn Mkt (no CAN)