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The Women's Prize for Fiction Podcast is available now!

  We are delighted to launch the first ever Women's Prize for Fiction Podcast, with our partners Baileys and Fremantle.  The first episode is ...

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Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019 Shortlist Readings

Waterstones and the Women's Prize Trust are delighted to present this year's Women's Prize for Fiction shortlisted authors readings event at the ...

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Revealing the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction Shortlist

We're delighted to reveal this year's Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist, as chosen by our 2019 judges. The shortlist, which features a ...

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TuesdayPanelists

The Women's Prize for Fiction Podcast is available now!

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shortlist readings

Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019 Shortlist Readings

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Revealing the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction Shortlist

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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 Shortlist


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

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 with Tayari Jones


Tayari Jones has been shortlisted for this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction with An American Marriage. We caught up with Tayari to discuss writing characters that feel real, broaching…

Fri 17 May, 2019

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Jen Campbell reads from her new poetry collection


  In need of a bit of literary inspiration? Look no further, the fantastic author, poet and YouTuber Jen Campbell’s first ever poetry collection,  The Girl Aquarium, has…

Tue 14 May, 2019

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The Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast is available now!


  We are delighted to launch the first ever Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast, with our partners Baileys and Fremantle.  The first episode is available to listen to via…

Fri 10 May, 2019

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Calling All Budding Writers: Here’s How Enter Our Grazia First Chapter Competition


  The Grazia and Women’s Prize for Fiction First Chapter competition is back, and it could be the first step in your literary career. a Now in it’s…

Thu 9 May, 2019

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Women Writers Revisited: Arifa Akbar on Kathleen Collins


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 who…

Mon 6 May, 2019

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Unsung Heroines at the Baileys Book Bar


To round off a glorious week of Baileys Book Bar events at Tottenham Court Road, bestselling author and Women’s Prize for Fiction Founder Director Kate Mosse and a…

Mon 6 May, 2019

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Women Mean Business at the Baileys Book Bar


On Thursday night at the Baileys Book Bar at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road, a panel of jaw-droppingly impressive women in business joined bestselling author and Founder Director Kate…

Sun 5 May, 2019

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Women Writers Revisited at the Baileys Book Bar


Last night the Women’s Prize for Fiction at the Baileys Book Bar at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road bestselling author and Women’s Prize for Fiction’s Founder Director Kate Mosse…

Thu 2 May, 2019

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Reading Guides for the 2019 Women’s Prize Shortlist


  Whether you’re part of a book group, library or just a solo reader, we wanted to celebrate this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist by bringing you…

Thu 2 May, 2019

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Last Night at the Baileys Book Bar: Thinking Pink


Last night the Women’s Prize for Fiction at the Baileys Book Bar at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road played host to a fantastic live event, hosted by bestselling author…

Wed 1 May, 2019

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Revealing the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist


We’re delighted to reveal this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist, as chosen by our 2019 judges. The shortlist, which features a diverse range of voices and nationalities,…

Mon 29 April, 2019

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A Q&A with Oyinkan Braithwaite


  Oyinkan Braithwaite has been longlisted for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction for My Sister the Serial Killer. We caught up with Oyinkan to discuss thrillers, being…

Sun 28 April, 2019

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