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2018 prize


Jessie Greengrass: Where I Write


Jessie Greengrass has been shortlisted for the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction with Sight. We caught up with Jessie to ask her about her workspace, and her writing…

Fri 18 May, 2018

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Read an extract of Sight


Jessie Greengrass’ superb debut Sight has been shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018. Read on for an extract of this fantastic novel. In Sight,  our unnamed narrator…

Fri 18 May, 2018

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Meena Kandasamy: Where I Write


Meena Kandasamy has been shortlisted for the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction for When I Hit You. We caught up with Meena to find out a bit about her…

Thu 17 May, 2018

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Read an extract of When I Hit You


Meena Kandasamy’s blistering novel When I Hit You has been shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018. Read on for an extract of this electrifying book. Caught…

Wed 16 May, 2018

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Sarah Sands on why we must continue to champion women’s voices


Our fantastic 2018 chair of judges and Editor of BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme gave a wonderful speech at this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist party. We…

Sun 13 May, 2018

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A Q&A with Meena Kandasamy


The brilliant Meena Kandasamy has been shortlisted for the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction for When I Hit You. Read on to find out why for Meena poetry is immediate…

Sat 5 May, 2018

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A Q&A with Jessie Greengrass


The brilliant Jessie Greengrass has been shortlisted for the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction for Sight. Read on to find out how Jessie’s background in philosophy affected her writing and why the…

Sat 5 May, 2018

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Queens of Comedy at the Book Bar


To close this year’s Women’s Prize @ Baileys Book Bar in style, we lined up the best of female comedy with an evening paying homage to witty writing. A…

Mon 30 April, 2018

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Celebrating Emily Brontë at 200


Last night at the Womens Prize @ Baileys Book Bar, a panel of brilliant women gathered together to celebrate Emily Bronte in the 200th year of her birth. Our…

Fri 27 April, 2018

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Women, Power and Revolution at the Book Bar


Last night we declared the Women’s Prize for Fiction @ Baileys Book Bar open with a fantastic, air-punching event on women, power and revolution! An exceptional panel of…

Wed 25 April, 2018

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Revealing the 2018 Women’s Prize shortlist…


We’re absolutely delighted to reveal the six books which make up this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist! Chosen by our brilliant 2018 judging panel, this year’s shortlist…

Mon 23 April, 2018

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A Q&A with Imogen Hermes Gowar


The fantastic Imogen Hermes Gowar has been longlisted for the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction for The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock.  Read on to find out about Imogen’s 10…

Sat 21 April, 2018

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