Announcing the Women’s Prize 2022 longlist!

We are thrilled to reveal this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist.

The 2022 longlist comprises of sixteen incredible books, featuring both debut and acclaimed writers; which span the globe in their settings, from Trinidad, Cyprus and a dystopian England, to Cape Cod, Buchenwald, and Vietnam.

There are five British authors, six Americans, two New Zealanders, one Turkish-British, one American-Canadian, and one Trinidadian writer on the longlist. Alongside four debut novelists, five authors have been previously longlisted.

Chair of judges and author Mary Ann Sieghart, said: ‘Choosing just 16 novels from 175 submissions was a marathon task. After a lively and passionate discussion, my fellow judges were delighted to find that our 16 favourite novels were incredibly diverse, written by women of all ages from all over the world, covering different genres, and from publishers large and small. We are confident that this wonderful, eclectic and inspiring longlist will offer something to entrance every reader, both male and female.’

Mary Ann is joined on the judging panel by Lorraine Candy, award-winning journalist and editor; Dorothy Koomson, global bestselling novelist, journalist and podcaster; Anita Sethi, award-winning author and literary journalist; and Pandora Sykes, journalist, broadcaster and author.

The sixteen longlisted books are as follows:

The judging panel will now whittle these sixteen books down to a shortlist of just six novels, announced on April 27th. The winner of the 2022 Women’s Prize for Fiction will be announced on Wednesday 15th June.

You can watch the announcement with all five of our fantastic judges and find out about the longlisted books below:

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