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2017 Prize


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

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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

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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

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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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Highlights from the Baileys Prize Awards Party


Last night at the Clore Ballroom at London’s Southbank Centre, a host of literary luminaries and famous faces came together to celebrate the 2017 winner of the Baileys Women’s…

Thu 8 June, 2017

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Brilliant Reads at the Baileys Prize & Grazia Book Club…


Last night, at Foyles Charing Cross Road, four inspiring women came together to discuss their favourite, formative books. Chaired by novelist and Baileys Prize co-founder Kate Mosse our brilliant panel included…

Wed 7 June, 2017

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Highlights from our 2017 shortlist readings


Last night, in the gorgeous surroundings of Cadogan Hall, the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlisted authors gathered together to read from and discuss their nominated books in the…

Tue 6 June, 2017

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Ella Masters draws the 2017 Baileys Prize shortlist


We’re delighted to reveal that we’re working with talented illustrator and blogger Ella Masters around this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. Ella has created a gorgeous illustration…

Fri 2 June, 2017

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Celebrities review the 2017 shortlist


Our fantastic celebrity reviewers champion their favourites from this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist. Read on to find out what they made of the six shortlisted books……

Fri 2 June, 2017

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In the Writer’s Studio: Gwendoline Riley


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…

Wed 31 May, 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…

Fri 26 May, 2017

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An extract: The Sport of Kings


‘In one word I would say this book is symphonic. A Southern, gothic masterpiece’ – Aminatta Forna, 2017 judge Over the coming weeks leading up to the announcement…

Thu 25 May, 2017

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