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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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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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Women Writers Revisited: Kamila Shamsie on Sara Suleri


Welcome to our regular feature Women Writers Revisited, a segment in which brilliant women associated with the Women’s Prize tell us the overlooked or ‘forgotten’ female writers who have…

Fri 20 December, 2019

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Viv Groskop on Why You Should Be More Chimamanda


  How to Own the Room, by brilliant journalist, writer and comedian Viv Groskop publishes today. We couldn’t be more excited about this unmissable book on how to nail public…

Thu 1 November, 2018

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Cathy Newman on the Bloody Brilliant Women History Forgot


  2015 Women’s Prize for Fiction judge Cathy Newman has just released a blistering new book, Bloody Brilliant Women, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. The book…

Fri 26 October, 2018

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Discover Violette Leduc


‘Violette Leduc’s novels are works of genius and also a bit peculiar. . . Female love and desire are [her] main subjects.’ – Deborah Levy [from the introduction] Deborah…

Mon 1 October, 2018

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NatWest & Women’s Prize Young Adult Reading List


  August brings this year’s brilliant NatWest Young Adult Reading list to a close, we hope it has introduced you to some fantastic novels, and perhaps inspired you to…

Wed 19 September, 2018

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Our Top 5 Classic Canons You Need On Your Bookshelf


We love the Canons series from indie publisher Canongate, dubbed as ‘books without boundaries’ and featuring a range of books that are already classics or soon will be. To…

Sat 8 September, 2018

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Georgina Harding: Land of the Living


Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Painter of Silence in 2012, Georgina Harding can always be counted on to pen a powerful, beautiful story. Her latest novel Land of…

Sun 2 September, 2018

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10 Women in Translation to Discover Now


Did you know it’s Women in Translation Month? Less than a third of all literary translations published in the UK are written by women, and the ones that…

Wed 22 August, 2018

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Read Kate Mosse’s foreword to ‘I Am Heathcliff’


We’re absolutely thrilled that to mark the 200th anniversary of Emily Brontë’s birth, I Am Heathcliff is publishing today, and we’ve got a very special sneak preview for…

Thu 26 July, 2018

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Our Latitude panel pick their feminist classics…


This weekend we brought a phenomenal panel of women together at Latitude Festival for a very special Women’s Prize for Fiction event. Read on to find out which…

Fri 20 July, 2018

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