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The Baileys Prize Book Bar is back


Following the sell-out success of the 2016 Pop-Up, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Book Bar is returning to Waterstones, Tottenham Court Road in April for five days…

Tue 7 March, 2017

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Revealing the 2017 shortlist…


We’re absolutely thrilled to reveal the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist. This year’s six shortlisted books include one previous winner of the Prize and one debut novelist. “It…

Sun 23 April, 2017

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The 8 best funny books, from the Queens of Comedy


At the Baileys Prize Book Bar, at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road earlier this month, we brought together four brilliantly funny women to talk books and comedy. The wonderful…

Sun 23 April, 2017

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The Grazia and Baileys Prize First Chapter Competition 2017


Always dreamed of being a writer? The Grazia and Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction First Chapter competition could be your first step to getting published. Think you’ve got…

Thu 20 April, 2017

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In the Writer’s Studio: Linda Grant


Each week until the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction winner’s announcement on June 7th, we’ll be giving you an insight into the workspaces of our brilliant 2017 shortlisted authors….

Wed 19 April, 2017

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The Dark Circle: Chapter One


‘Great relationships, fabulous colourful characters and a gripping story.’ – 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction judge Katie Derham Over the coming weeks leading up to the announcement of…

Wed 19 April, 2017

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The best of the Baileys Prize Book Bar 2017


If you didn’t manage to join us for this year’s Baileys Prize Book Bar at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road, don’t worry! We’ve got the edited highlights for you…

Mon 17 April, 2017

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Friday Finale at the Baileys Prize Book Bar


Last night we brought this week’s brilliant Baileys Prize Book Bar to a close in style with an evening of two parts. First up, Lisa McInerney, winner of the 2016…

Sat 8 April, 2017

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Comedy Queens at the Baileys Prize Book Bar


Last night, the Baileys Prize Book Bar played host to an array of brilliantly funny women, including comic, author and 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction judge Sara…

Wed 5 April, 2017

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Thriller Queens at the Book Bar


Last night at the Book Bar, four internationally bestselling crime writers took to the stage at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road in front of a packed out crowd to discuss…

Tue 4 April, 2017

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Brilliant lunchtime shortlist readings at the Book Bar


This lunchtime we’re taking over Waterstones Tottenham Court Road for the Baileys Prize Book Bar shortlist readings! If you can’t join us in person, scroll down for exclusive…

Tue 4 April, 2017

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At the Baileys Prize shortlist party…


Last night Waterstones Tottenham Court Road played host to literary luminaries and famous faces alike, who came together to celebrate the announcement of the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction…

Mon 3 April, 2017

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A Q&A with Ayobami Adebayo


We caught up with brilliant Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction nominated author Ayobami Adebayo, who made this year’s shortlist with her debut Stay With Me. Read on to find…

Mon 3 April, 2017

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