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Our judges pick their dream book club guests


The wonderful 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction judges have revealed their dream book club guests. From singers to authors, they’ve picked some incredible guests and we’re giving…

Sun 5 March, 2017

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Read Kate Mosse’s piece for The Pool


[This piece was commissioned by The Pool and written by our co-founder Kate Mosse] Women’s Prize for Fiction founder Kate Mosse has been standing up for women writers…

Sun 29 January, 2017

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Get to know our 2017 judges!


As it’s now 2017 and this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction is on the horizon, we thought it was about time you got to know our brilliant…

Sat 28 January, 2017

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Bookshelfie: Anne Morrison


BAFTA Deputy Chair, Anne Morrison is the latest inspiring woman to take us through her bookshelf, read on to find out which titles Anne particularly loves and why….

Fri 27 January, 2017

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Literary listen: Lisa McInerney


As it’s Christmas, we’ve got a very special literary listen for you… Sit back, grab yourself a a drink (why not a Baileys? It is Christmas after all!),…

Sun 25 December, 2016

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My bookshelfie: Georgia LA


DJ, presenter, writer and producer Georgia LA is the latest inspiring woman to take us through her bookshelf, read on to find out which titles the Beats1 DJ…

Fri 18 November, 2016

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Literary Listen: Rachel Elliott


Busy week? Sit back, relax and take ten minutes out for a little bit of literary escapism… Make yourself a drink (why not a Baileys?), pop in your…

Fri 21 October, 2016

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A Q&A with Laurie Penny


With this year’s brilliant shortlist now out, we caught up with marvellous 2016 judge Laurie Penny. Read on to find out what she’s looking for in a Baileys Women’s…

Mon 25 April, 2016

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Elif Shafak on women writers and boundaries


At last week’s 2016 shortlist event, brilliant judge Elif Shafak gave a wonderful speech prior to announcing this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist. Elif has kindly…

Mon 18 April, 2016

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A Q&A with Naga Munchetty


With the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist now announced (take a peek here if you haven’t seen it yet), we sat down with Naga Munchetty, one of…

Fri 11 March, 2016

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A Q&A with Tracey Thorn


With just a week to go until this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist is announced, we grabbed a couple of minutes with one of our brilliant 2016…

Mon 29 February, 2016

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A Q&A with Margaret Mountford


We caught up with this year’s Chair of Judges Margaret Mountford to ask her all about the judging process so far, what her criteria is for a Baileys…

Mon 22 February, 2016

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