BAILEYS Women's Prize for Fiction

Launched in 1996, the Prize is awarded annually and celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world. The winner receives a cheque for £30,000 and a limited edition bronze known as a ‘Bessie’, created by the artist Grizel Niven. Both are anonymously endowed.

Find out everything you need to know – from all the previous winners to the latest news and exclusive features and competitions for 2015. You can also buy and download BAILEYS Women’s Prize for Fiction eBooks from our Book Store.

The 2015 shortlist is here.

The winner of the 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction was announced on 3rd June. Watch the ceremony here.



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