Judges

Chaired by CEO of House Productions Tessa Ross, the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction judging panel includes an array of incredibly inspirational women from the worlds of journalism, comedy, film and writing. Between them they will read over 150 books before narrowing it down to just one winner.

Sara Pascoe

Sara Pascoe

Sara Pascoe is a comedian who has appeared on Live at The Apollo, Mock the Week, QI, Room 101, Never…

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Aminatta Forna

Aminatta Forna is an award-winning novelist, memoirist and essayist. She was born in Scotland and ra…

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Katie Derham

Katie Derham is one of the UK’s leading broadcasters and a cornerstone of cultural arts at the BBC…

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Sam Baker

Sam Baker grew up in Hampshire and after a degree in politics at Birmingham University became a jour…

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