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

Bookshelfie: Louise Hulland

On this week’s bookshelfie, we caught up with the brilliant Louise Hulland, an award-winning journalist, presenter and documentary maker who can be seen regularly reporting for Watchdog, London…

Mon 16 October, 2017


5 books by women to buy with the new £10 note

It’s official! The new Jane Austen £10 note is now in circulation. We’re over the moon to see a woman (and a woman writer, no less) on UK…

Fri 22 September, 2017


Bookshelfie: June Sarpong

We recently caught up with television presenter, broadcaster, campaigner and all-round inspirational woman June Sarpong MBE who gave us a quick insight into her reading habits and her…

Mon 11 September, 2017


Q&A: Women’s Equality Party Founder Catherine Mayer

Following a brilliant appearance at our Stories for Rebel Girls event at Latitude Festival this year, we caught up with the fantastic Catherine Mayer, co-founder of the Women’s Equality…

Fri 1 September, 2017


10 Women in Translation to Discover Now

Did you know it’s Women in Translation Month? Less than a third of all literary translations published in the UK are written by women, and the ones that…

Tue 22 August, 2017


Our Top 10 Picks for Edinburgh Book Fest

This year’s Edinburgh Book Festival looks set to be the best yet, with an incredible array of authors from seasoned international bestsellers to exciting debut writers. Plus, we’ve…

Fri 11 August, 2017


Women, Power and Revolution at Latitude Festival

On Sunday the Women’s Prize for Fiction descended onto a field in Suffolk for a very special event for this year’s Latitude Festival. Read on for the highlights,…

Fri 21 July, 2017


The Women’s Prize for Fiction goes to Latitude Festival

That’s right! We’re delighted to announce that this year we’ll be heading to Latitude Festival (14 – 16 July) for the second time. We’ll be putting on a…

Tue 27 June, 2017


Here’s our winning library display…

To celebrate this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, we challenged libraries across the country to get their creative hats on and design the best Baileys Prize-themed displays…

Thu 22 June, 2017


Read the Grazia First Chapter competition winner

We’re delighted to share with you the winner of this year’s Grazia and Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction First Chapter competition! In its 7th year, the First Chapter…

Mon 19 June, 2017


Inspiring Words from Tessa Ross

At the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction awards party last week, our wonderful Chair of Judges Tessa Ross took to the stage to reveal this year’s Baileys…

Mon 12 June, 2017


Together We Can Do Great Things

Last week at the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction awards party, in the Southbank Centre’s Clore Ballroom, Syl Saller, Diageo Chief Marketing Officer, gave a rousing speech at…

Mon 12 June, 2017


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