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Our judges on their favourite books by women

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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 Women's Prize for Fiction


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Our Top 10 Quotes of 2018


2018 has certainly been a fantastic year for women’s fiction, we saw Sally Rooney take the literary world by storm, enjoyed new books from Women’s Prize winners Barbara…

Thu 27 December, 2018

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Our judges on their favourite books by women


  How about a little last-minute gifting inspiration? We think the best present for any occasion is some fantastic fiction by women. Luckily our brilliant judges have shared with us…

Thu 20 December, 2018

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Women Writers Revisited: Kate Mosse on Helen Waddell


  Welcome to our regular new feature Women Writers Revisited, a segment in which brilliant women associated with the Women’s Prize tell us the overlooked or ‘forgotten’ female writers…

Wed 28 November, 2018

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Revealing the 2019 Women’s Prize judges…


  We’re delighted to announce the fantastic 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction judging panel. Chair of Judges, Professor Kate Williams, author, historian and Professor of history is joined…

Thu 15 November, 2018

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The Women’s Prize Announces New Partner for 2019


Today is a special day! We’re absolutely delighted to announce the addition of global TV production company Fremantle as a new headline sponsor of the Women’s Prize for…

Wed 7 November, 2018

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Georgina Harding: Land of the Living


Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Painter of Silence in 2012, Georgina Harding can always be counted on to pen a powerful, beautiful story. Her latest novel Land of…

Fri 2 November, 2018

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Bookshelfie: Viv Groskop


  We recently caught up with the fantastic journalist, writer and comedian Viv Groskop, who gave us an insight into her reading habits. Read on to find out Viv’s favourite books…

Fri 2 November, 2018

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Viv Groskop on Why You Should Be More Chimamanda


  How to Own the Room, by brilliant journalist, writer and comedian Viv Groskop publishes today. We couldn’t be more excited about this unmissable book on how to nail public…

Thu 1 November, 2018

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Cathy Newman on the Bloody Brilliant Women History Forgot


  2015 Women’s Prize for Fiction judge Cathy Newman has just released a blistering new book, Bloody Brilliant Women, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. The book…

Fri 26 October, 2018

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Kit De Waal and Vick Hope on Empowering Girls


  On Wednesday 3rd October, at The Way Youth Zone in Wolverhampton, award-winning author and 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction nominee Kit de Waal and presenter and broadcaster…

Wed 24 October, 2018

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Win a stack of Barbara Kingsolver books, plus tickets to see her live


  We’re beyond excited that Barbara Kingsolver’s much-anticipated new novel Unsheltered is out now. Barbara is perhaps most well-known for her international bestseller The Poisonwood Bible, and also…

Fri 19 October, 2018

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Discover Violette Leduc


‘Violette Leduc’s novels are works of genius and also a bit peculiar. . . Female love and desire are [her] main subjects.’ – Deborah Levy [from the introduction] Deborah…

Mon 1 October, 2018

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