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A Q&A with Laurie Penny


With this year’s brilliant shortlist now out, we caught up with marvellous 2016 judge Laurie Penny. Read on to find out what she’s looking for in a Baileys Women’s…

Mon 25 April, 2016

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Elif Shafak on women writers and boundaries


At last week’s 2016 shortlist event, brilliant judge Elif Shafak gave a wonderful speech prior to announcing this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist. Elif has kindly…

Mon 18 April, 2016

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A Q&A with Elif Shafak


Following the announcement of this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist, we caught up with 2016 judge Elif Shafak to discuss Little Women, Angela Merkel and why…

Wed 23 March, 2016

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A Q&A with Naga Munchetty


With the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist now announced (take a peek here if you haven’t seen it yet), we sat down with Naga Munchetty, one of…

Fri 11 March, 2016

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A Q&A with Tracey Thorn


With just a week to go until this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist is announced, we grabbed a couple of minutes with one of our brilliant 2016…

Mon 29 February, 2016

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A Q&A with Margaret Mountford


We caught up with this year’s Chair of Judges Margaret Mountford to ask her all about the judging process so far, what her criteria is for a Baileys…

Mon 22 February, 2016

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Awards are a serious business – as garden gnome reminds me


Tracey Thorn, one of our brilliant 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction judges, talks awards, gnomes and sorting books into ‘Yes’, ‘No’ and Maybe’ piles in this fantastic New…

Mon 14 December, 2015

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Q&A with Shami Chakrabarti


Today marks the final day of the BBC Woman’s Hour coverage of our 20th anniversary celebrations. The last Chair of Judges to take to the airwaves on BBC Radio…

Fri 30 October, 2015

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Q&A with Helen Fraser


This morning Helen Fraser, 2014 Chair of Judges, will be championing ‘her’ year’s winning book A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing on BBC Woman’s Hour. Listen in to…

Wed 28 October, 2015

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Q&A with Natasha Walter


Today sees Miranda Richardson 2013 Chair of Judges take to the airwaves on BBC Woman’s Hour to discuss the 2013 winner of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction…

Wed 28 October, 2015

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Q&A with Bettany Hughes


Today marks the start of the second week of the BBC Woman’s Hour coverage of our 20th anniversary celebrations. This week kicks off with Bettany Hughes discussing 2011…

Mon 26 October, 2015

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Q&A with Fi Glover, 2009 Chair


We’re now well into the first week of BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour coverage celebrating 20 years of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. Over two weeks each of the…

Wed 21 October, 2015

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