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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


Celebrating 40 years of Virago Modern Classics

To mark the 40th anniversary of Virago Modern Classics, a stunning new collection of 14 books has just been published. Discover these now and read on to hear…

Tue 22 May, 2018


Jen Campbell on Fairytales

Brilliant author, poet and booktuber Jen Campbell has written a wonderful book of stories The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night, inspired by fairytales.  We have…

Fri 11 May, 2018


A Q&A with Kate Mosse on her new novel

Our fantastic co-founder director Kate Mosse is, of course, also very well known for being a bestselling author. We couldn’t be more thrilled that it’s publication day for…

Thu 3 May, 2018


Rediscovering Women Writers in Translation

Here at the Women’s Prize for Fiction, we’re committed to celebrating women writers around the world; and we were overjoyed to discover that Penguin are publishing a brand…

Tue 1 May, 2018


100 years of the vote with Penguin Women Writers

Today the rather beautiful Penguin Women Writers series is out! Here’s editor Isabel Wall to tell you a little bit about why she wanted to publish a series…

Thu 1 February, 2018


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


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


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


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


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


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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