The Reading Room

Explore author interviews, guest posts from brilliant women and more on our blog

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


NatWest & Women’s Prize Young Adult Reading List

  We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new NatWest and Women’s Prize for Fiction Young Adult Reading List, a selection of 12 of the most inspiring…

Wed 19 September, 2018


Our Top 5 Classic Canons You Need On Your Bookshelf

We love the Canons series from indie publisher Canongate, dubbed as ‘books without boundaries’ and featuring a range of books that are already classics or soon will be. To…

Sat 8 September, 2018


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