Our Judges on the Books You Should Discover in 2021

Recommends from Bernardine Evaristo, Elizabeth Day and more

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Kim Cattrall on the Women's Prize Podcast

'We need to continue to tell stories to young women'

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is Your 'Winner of Winners'

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Our Judges on the Books You Should Discover in 2021

Recommends from Bernardine Evaristo, Elizabeth Day and more

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Kim Cattrall on the Women's Prize Podcast

'We need to continue to tell stories to young women'

Read more

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is Your 'Winner of Winners'

Watch Ms Adichie in conversation now

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The Prize

Follow this year's judges on their reading journey, find out key dates and discover the books in the running to be the winner.

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For Writers

From writing tips to workshops, whether you're a committed writer or just starting out, we have resources galore to support you on your writing journey.

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For Readers

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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 fiction written by women.

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.

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2021 Key Dates

10
March

Longlist Announced

28
April

Shortlist Announced

07
July

Winner Announced

The Women's Prize Podcast

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Longlist announced - 10th March

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Vote for your favourite #WomensPrize winner

Cast your vote for your favourite #ReadingWomen book and decide who will be our Winner of Winners in our 25th year.

Favourite book Ended

  • A Spell of Winter
    7% 413 / 5.7k
  • Fugitive Pieces
    2% 160 / 5.7k
  • Larry's Party
    1% 98 / 5.7k
  • A Crime in the Neighborhood
    1% 72 / 5.7k
  • When I Lived in Modern Times
    1% 64 / 5.7k
  • The Idea of Perfection
    1% 58 / 5.7k
  • Bel Canto
    5% 294 / 5.7k
  • Property
    0% 34 / 5.7k
  • Small Island
    12% 735 / 5.7k
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin
    9% 544 / 5.7k
  • On Beauty
    5% 328 / 5.7k
  • Half of a Yellow Sun
    26% 1.5k / 5.7k
  • The Road Home
    2% 147 / 5.7k
  • Home
    3% 178 / 5.7k
  • The Lacuna
    3% 200 / 5.7k
  • The Tiger's Wife
    2% 128 / 5.7k
  • The Song of Achilles
    17% 1k / 5.7k
  • May We Be Forgiven
    1% 98 / 5.7k
  • A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing
    3% 203 / 5.7k
  • How to be Both
    6% 347 / 5.7k
  • The Glorious Heresies
    2% 117 / 5.7k
  • The Power
    7% 413 / 5.7k
  • Home Fire
    7% 440 / 5.7k
  • An American Marriage
    8% 505 / 5.7k
  • Hamnet
    6% 347 / 5.7k
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