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Explore author interviews, guest posts from brilliant women and more on our blog

Read Kate Mosse’s foreword to ‘I Am Heathcliff’


We’re absolutely thrilled that to mark the 200th anniversary of Emily Brontë’s birth, I Am Heathcliff is publishing today, and we’ve got a very special sneak preview for…

Thu 26 July, 2018

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Our Latitude panel pick their feminist classics…


This weekend we brought a phenomenal panel of women together at Latitude Festival for a very special Women’s Prize for Fiction event. Read on to find out which…

Fri 20 July, 2018

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Jen Campbell reads from her short story collection


The fantastic author, poet and booktuber Jen Campbell has written a wonderful book of stories titled The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night, which…

Thu 19 July, 2018

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Read the Women’s Prize & Grazia First Chapter winning entry


At the Women’s Prize awards party last week, Faith Eckersall was crowned the winner of the 2018 Grazia and Women’s Prize for Fiction First Chapter competition. 53-year-old Faith was presented…

Wed 13 June, 2018

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Highlights from the Women’s Prize Awards Party


On Wednesday night in Bedford Square Gardens in Bloomsbury at a glorious outdoor party, we celebrated the 2018 winner of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, Kamila Shamsie with…

Fri 8 June, 2018

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Bookshelfie: Helen Marriage


We caught up with the amazing Helen Marriage, the artistic director who is currently producing the Processions march commemorating 100 years of women’s suffrage, to ask her for her favourite…

Fri 8 June, 2018

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Announcing the 2018 Women’s Prize winner!


We’re absolutely thrilled to reveal that Kamila Shamsie has won the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction with her seventh novel Home Fire. At an awards ceremony hosted in Bedford Square Gardens,…

Wed 6 June, 2018

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YouTubers predict the 2018 Women’s Prize winner!


At the Women’s Prize for Fiction, each year we’re thrilled to work with some supremely talented bloggers YouTubers and Instagrammers. This year, a host of literary trendsetters from the…

Tue 5 June, 2018

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Highlights from the Grazia & Women’s Prize Book Club


Last night, at Foyles Charing Cross Road, four brilliant women came together to discuss their favourite debut novels and their own journey to being published. Chaired by novelist and…

Tue 5 June, 2018

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Jen Campbell reviews the shortlist for TOAST


To celebrate the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction, we teamed up with TOAST who asked the brilliant author Jen Campbell to review the shortlist for this month’s book club….

Tue 5 June, 2018

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The Idiot: An Extract


Elif Batuman’s The Idiot has been shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018. Read on for an extract from this fantastic novel. Selin, a tall, highly strung Turkish-American from New Jersey…

Fri 1 June, 2018

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Sing, Unburied, Sing: An Extract


Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing has been shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018. Read on for an extract from this blisteringly brilliant novel. Jojo is thirteen years old and…

Fri 1 June, 2018

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