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Read Kate Mosse’s foreword to ‘I Am Heathcliff’


We’re absolutely thrilled that to mark the 200th anniversary of Emily Brontë’s birth, I Am Heathcliff is publishing today, and we’ve got a very special sneak preview for…

Thu 26 July, 2018

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Our Latitude panel pick their feminist classics…


This weekend we brought a phenomenal panel of women together at Latitude Festival for a very special Women’s Prize for Fiction event. Read on to find out which…

Fri 20 July, 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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

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