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Our Judges’ Recommended Reads for Black History Month


  It’s Black History Month, and to celebrate, we asked the incredible 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction judging panel to pick just one book by a black female…

Fri 30 October, 2020

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Win your very own plant-filled reading nook with Beards & Daisies


  To celebrate 25 years of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, we’ve partnered with our friends at indoor houseplant company Beards & Daisies to offer you all the essentials you need…

Thu 29 October, 2020

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Win the Perfect Cosy Night in with Doisy & Dam


  To celebrate our year of #ReadingWomen, marking 25 years of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, we’ve partnered with ethically sourced, dairy and palm oil free chocolate company Doisy…

Fri 23 October, 2020

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Meet the illustrator bringing 25 years of Women’s Prize winners to life


  Our Year of #ReadingWomen challenge aims to celebrate 25 years of the Women’s Prize for Fiction by rediscovering a quarter century of winning books, from Zadie Smith’s On…

Thu 1 October, 2020

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#ReadingWomen Groups: Meet The Self-Isolated Book Group


  The Self-Isolated Book Group is the third of our official 2020 book clubs to follow our #ReadingWomen campaign, which celebrates 25 years of the Women’s Prize for…

Tue 29 September, 2020

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Kate Mosse: On Writing and Getting Published


We are delighted that Discoveries, our writers’ development programme in partnership with Curtis Brown and NatWest is now open for entries. We will be providing inspiration and encouragement for new…

Fri 25 September, 2020

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Comedy in Fiction: from Elizabeth Bennett to Bridget Jones


  Lynne Parker is the Founder & Chief Executive of Funny Women, a not for profit community that helps women find their voice through performing, writing and creating comedy. Here, she…

Thu 17 September, 2020

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Who will be the 25th winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction?


  The winner of the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction will be unveiled tonight, 9th September 2020. Who gets your vote? Watch the winner’s announcement LIVE at 7pm…

Wed 9 September, 2020

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Watch the new series of My Brilliant Friend: The Story Of A New Name with Fremantle


  We’re excited to bring you something very special from our friends at Fremantle, the global creative powerhouse behind the adaptations of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels. As the…

Tue 8 September, 2020

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Celebrities review the 2020 Women’s Prize shortlist


  The 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction winner will be announced this Wednesday, and ahead of the big reveal we asked six well-known faces to review each book…

Sun 6 September, 2020

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Women’s Prize partner NatWest launch new podcast mini-series


  In the run-up to the announcement of the winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction on 9th September, our sponsor NatWest has produced a series of podcasts…

Tue 1 September, 2020

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Get your tickets to our first ever digital shortlist readings + winner announcement


  We’re delighted to announce the first ever fully virtual Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist readings and winner announcement. Our much-loved shortlist readings this year will be digital…

Wed 19 August, 2020

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