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5 Devastating Dorothy Parker Quotes


Born 125 years ago today, Dorothy Parker was an author prized for her ability to devastate anyone in a few carefully chosen words. To celebrate the occasion in…

Wed 22 August, 2018

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A Q&A with Kit de Waal


The fantastic Kit de Waal has been longlisted for the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction for her second novel The Trick to Time. Read on to find out about…

Sun 15 April, 2018

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Kate Mosse: a new book & a new website!


Brilliant Women’s Prize for Fiction co-founder and bestselling author Kate Mosse will shortly be back with her latest novel The Burning Chambers, which publishes in May 2018. Kate’s brand…

Thu 15 February, 2018

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Votes for Women: Our 2018 judges on what suffrage means to them


Today we’re celebrating 100 years since some British women finally won the right to vote with some inspiring thoughts from our 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction judges. Under the…

Tue 6 February, 2018

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Denise Mina’s 5 Under-Appreciated Scottish Women Writers


Happy Burns Night one and all! To mark the occasion, Scottish crime writer, playwright and 2014 Women’s Prize for Fiction judge, Denise Mira has put together a list of…

Thu 25 January, 2018

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Celebrating 200 years of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein


This year marks the 200th anniversary since the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, considered by many to be one of literature’s greatest novels. Brought up by her father, Mary…

Thu 18 January, 2018

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Our top 10 quotes from 2017


It’s no secret that 2017 has been a great year for women’s fiction, we’ve had new novels from Women’s Prize winners Ali Smith and Zadie Smith, 4 out…

Thu 28 December, 2017

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Mary Beard on Women & Power


Britain’s best-known classicist and former Women’s Prize for Fiction judge Mary Beard, has just released a feminist manifesto you need to know about! In Women & Power Mary revisits the gender…

Fri 10 November, 2017

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Outsiders: 5 Women Who Changed the World


It’s not a secret that we love an opportunity to celebrate women’s voices, and the release of Outsiders, the latest book from award-winning biographer Lyndall Gordon is the…

Fri 27 October, 2017

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Thriller Queens on What Makes a Killer Read


At the Baileys Prize Book Bar, at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road, we brought together a line-up of internationally bestselling writers to talk about what makes a great thriller. As…

Fri 27 October, 2017

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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

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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

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