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Kim Cattrall appears on the Women’s Prize Podcast


In our final ‘Bookshelfie’ of 2020, actress Kim Cattrall discusses her decision not to have children, being photographed nude as “modern day Aphrodite” Samantha Jones, personal loss, reading Women’s…

Wed 23 December, 2020

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‘Just get the words down on paper’: Maggie O’Farrell’s insights for writers


  Author Maggie O’Farrell joined our trustee and Sandeep Mahal on Instagram Live, discussing how she went from “writing short stories about cats” as a child and “some…

Mon 7 December, 2020

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‘Feel the fear and take the step, anyway’: Discoveries judge Abi Daré


  We’re thrilled that bestselling novelist Abi Daré is part of the inaugural judging panel for Discoveries, our new writing development programme. Discoveries is now open for submissions, seeking the…

Wed 18 November, 2020

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Announcing the Women’s Prize for Fiction ‘Winner of Winners’


  You voted in your thousands to select your ‘Winner of Winners’ from 25 years of Women’s Prize for Fiction winning books, and we are delighted to announce…

Wed 11 November, 2020

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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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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 Bennet 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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