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 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, discussed her work with Emerald Street Editor Anna Fielding and offered a packed audience an exclusive insight into her new novel, The Blood Miracles. In part two, Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction judges past and present took to the stage, including 2017 judge and co-founder of The Pool Sam Baker, author and journalist Grace Dent, broadcaster and journalist Bidisha and author Elif Shafak, hosted by Kate Mosse, to discuss what makes a great book.

Watch the video highlights below:

2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction winner Lisa McInerney on the inspirations behind her new novel The Blood Miracles

Lisa McInerney discusses Irish writing on stage with Emerald Street Editor Anna Fielding

2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction judge Elif Safak on what she looks for in a prize-winning novel

Former Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction judge Bidisha on what she looks for in a great novel

Grace Dent, 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction judge, on why female authors shouldn’t have to be ‘likeable’

2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction judge Sam Baker on judging this year’s shortlist

To check out this year’s brilliant Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist click here.

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