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 a few of their favourite books, just in time for you to nip down to your local bookshop, grab a few of their choices and tick those final gifts off your list.

Click to watch the video and audio clip below to find out which incredible books were chosen by our judges Professor Kate Williams, Arifa Akbar, Dolly Alderton, Leyla Hussein and Sarah Wood.

Plus, read on for a chance to win a very special extra Christmas present!


Plus, get yourself a set of all five of these brilliant books by women! Head to our Instagram for a chance to win. Enter here.*

Have the judges mentioned a book by a woman you love? Or do you have an all-time favourite they’ve missed? Join in the conversation @WomensPrize.


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