Booker Prize 2019: The shortlist

RNIB announces the shortlisted titles in the Booker Prize are available in accessible formats for blind and partially sighted people to enjoy.

With the support of the Booker Prize Foundation, we have been able to make sure the shortlisted titles in the Booker Prize are produced in Braille, Giant Print and Talking Book formats as close to the announcement of the winner as possible. The Booker Prize Foundation funds the production of the shortlisted titles in braille, giant print and audio (Talking Books), making the titles available to over 50,000 members of RNIB Library

Shortlist titles

  • The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
  • Quichotte by Salman Rushdie
  • An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma
  • Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
  • 10 Minutes 38 Seconds In This Strange World by Elif Shafak
  • Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann (please note that as well as Giant Print and Braille, RNIB currently has this title in audio read by a synthetic voice. A version read by a human voice will be ready shortly after the winner is announced).

How to get yours and join RNIB’s Library

To get the shortlisted titles in Giant, Braille or Talking Book formats you will need to be a member of the RNIB Library. To order your books and become a member of the Library if you are not already, call our helpline on 0303 123 9999 or email [email protected]

The winner of the 2019 Booker Prize will be announced on Monday 14 October in London’s Guildhall at a black-tie dinner, one of the highlights of the publishing year. The ceremony will be broadcast by the BBC.

For more information about RNIB’s partnership with the Booker Prize foundation over the last decade and to see past winners visit our Booker Prize page.