The Reading Room


Winning the Women’s Prize: One Year On


One year on from winning the Women’s Prize for Fiction with Tayari Jones’ An American Marriage, Publisher and Founder of Oneworld Publications, and Women’s Prize Trust Prize Circle…

Thu 25 June, 2020

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Calling all budding writers! Discoveries launches for 2020


In honour of the 25th anniversary year for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, and in recognition of untapped diverse and exceptional writing talent across the country, the Women’s…

Thu 18 June, 2020

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Women’s Prize for Fiction at RNIB Library


Lynne Livingstone from the Royal National Institute of Blind People tells us how blind readers benefit from the Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist every year and the value…

Fri 5 June, 2020

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Announcing the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist


  We are absolutely thrilled to reveal this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist, in the Prize’s 25th year. The shortlist was announced as a special online event…

Tue 21 April, 2020

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Join us for our online event to announce our 2020 shortlist


The 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist is about to be revealed… Tune in at 7.15pm for a very special online announcement event with Chair of Judges Martha…

Tue 21 April, 2020

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Help us choose our Winner of Winners!


  2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, and we want you to join in the conversation around a quarter of a century of…

Wed 8 April, 2020

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Lexie Elliott: Juggling family, work and writing


  Lexie Elliott has been writing for as long as she can remember, but she began to focus on it more seriously after she lost her banking job…

Mon 30 March, 2020

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A note from our Founder Director, Kate Mosse


  For the first time since the Women’s Prize was founded 25 years ago, we will not be gathering in the summer to celebrate the range, breadth and…

Wed 25 March, 2020

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Every Voice Matters: Hounslow Action for Youth


  As the Women’s Prize for Fiction has recently donated some books to community hub Hounslow Action for Youth, we asked facilitator Jacqueline Crooks to tell us about…

Fri 20 March, 2020

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Diana Evans: Writing Tips


  Award-winning author (and 2019 Women’s Prize shortlistee) Diana Evans is one of the judges of our Grazia First Chapter competition this year. To inspire you to put…

Tue 10 March, 2020

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Eimear McBride: a Q&A with our 2014 winner


2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, and we’re celebrating a quarter of a century of phenomenal winners. We caught up with 2014 winner…

Mon 2 March, 2020

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Announcing the 2020 Women’s Prize longlist…


  We’re absolutely delighted to reveal this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist! This year’s longlist of sixteen brilliant novels honours both new and well-established writers and a…

Mon 2 March, 2020

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