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A Bookseller’s Perspective


Waterstones’ Fiction Buyer Bea Carvahlo shares her thoughts on the #ReadingWomen campaign celebrating the Women’s Prize for Fiction’s 25th anniversary and the 2020 shortlist. At Waterstones, we have…

Fri 17 July, 2020

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Writing activities inspired by the 2020 Shortlist


If you’ve loved any of the books of the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist, and are inspired to start writing yourself – perhaps even considering entering Discoveries–…

Thu 9 July, 2020

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Contemporary writing as tomorrow’s classics


  Laura Barber is Deputy Publishing Director of Granta Books, where she publishes Jenny Offil, shortlisted for the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction with Weather. She is also…

Thu 9 July, 2020

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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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