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The Women's Prize at the Baileys Book Bar is back!

  Following the sell-out success of the pop-ups over the past three years, we're delighted to announce that the Women's Prize for Fiction at ...

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Announcing the Women's Prize 2019 Longlist

  We are delighted to reveal this year's fantastic Women's Prize for Fiction longlist, as chosen by our brilliant 2019 judging panel. Chaired ...

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  Support the Women’s Prize today and become part of our story Known as the Orange Prize for Fiction between 1996 and 2012 and ...

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The Women's Prize at the Baileys Book Bar is back!

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Announcing the Women's Prize 2019 Longlist

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“The Women’s Prize for Fiction is the prize that gets to the places that other prizes don’t get. It has a radar out on the world that the other prizes sometimes just miss.”


Ali Smith, 2015 winner

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Ali Smith, 2015 winner

“We love the Women’s Prize because it’s a unique opportunity to celebrate women’s writing all over world.”


Paula Hawkins

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Paula Hawkins

“The Women’s Prize has really changed my career in every conceivable way. It’s an amazing prize, long may it continue.”


Naomi Alderman, 2017 winner

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Naomi Alderman, 2017 winner

“We want women to be supported, celebrated and we want their voices to be heard.”


Tessa Ross, 2017 chair of judges

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Tessa Ross, 2017 chair of judges

“On behalf of all the writers whose lives have been changed by this Prize, and all the readers, and let’s face it, the literary culture itself, I want to raise a Bessie to Kate and the Women’s Prize for Fiction.”


Kamila Shamsie, 2018 winner

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Kamila Shamsie, 2018 winner

The Women's Prize for Fiction


The Women’s Prize for Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious annual book award celebrating & honouring women’s fiction.

Founded in 1996, the Prize was set up to celebrate originality, accessibility & excellence in writing by women and to connect world-class writers with readers everywhere.

Key Dates


Longlist Announced

04 Mar

Shortlist Announced

29 Apr

Winner Announced

05 Jun

The Longlist


Discover the brilliant books of the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction longlist

The Women's Prize for Fiction


The Reading Room


Explore author interviews, guest posts from brilliant women and more on our blog

A Q&A Bernice L. McFadden


  Bernice L. McFadden has been longlisted for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction Praise Song for the Butterflies. We caught up with her to talk about the…

Tue 16 April, 2019

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A Q&A with Diana Evans


Diana Evans has been longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction for Ordinary People. We caught up with Diana to ask her about the musical influences within Ordinary…

Sun 14 April, 2019

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A Q&A with Sarah Moss


  Sarah Moss has been longlisted for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction with Ghost Wall. We caught up with Sarah to discuss Iron Age re-enactment camps, barbarity…

Fri 5 April, 2019

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A Q&A with Sophie van Llewyn


  Sophie van Llewyn has been longlisted for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel Bottled Goods. We caught up with Sophie to chat about flash…

Fri 5 April, 2019

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A Q&A with Madeline Miller


Madeline Miller has been longlisted for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction for Circe. Read on to find out about Madeline’s favourite women writers, the inspiration behind Circe and…

Fri 29 March, 2019

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The Women’s Prize at the Baileys Book Bar is back!


  Following the sell-out success of the pop-ups over the past three years, we’re delighted to announce that the Women’s Prize for Fiction at the Baileys Book Bar is back…

Wed 27 March, 2019

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A Q&A with Lillian Li


Lillian Li has been longlisted for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction for Number One Chinese Restaurant. Read on to find out about how Lillian’s own experience working as…

Sun 17 March, 2019

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Announcing the Women’s Prize 2019 Longlist


  We are delighted to reveal this year’s fantastic Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist, as chosen by our brilliant 2019 judging panel. Chaired by Professor Kate Williams author, historian…

Mon 4 March, 2019

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YouTubers Predict our 2019 Longlist


At the Women’s Prize for Fiction, each year we’re lucky to work with some wonderful bloggers, YouTubers and Instagrammers. One of our favourite times of year is the…

Sun 3 March, 2019

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Bookshelfie: Janet Ellis


We recently caught up with the fantastic an English television presenter, actress and writer Janet Ellis, who gave us an insight into her reading habits. Read on to…

Wed 27 February, 2019

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Andrea Levy: ‘one of the most important literary voices of our time’


‘I started to realise what fiction could be. And I thought, wow! You can be ambitious, you can take on the world – you really can.’ – Andrea…

Mon 18 February, 2019

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Women’s Prize for Fiction Announces Charitable Status


We are absolutely delighted to today announce the Women’s Prize for Fiction’s move to a registered charity in our continuing quest to bring outstanding international fiction by women…

Fri 15 February, 2019

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