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In the writers studio


Imogen Hermes Gowar: Where I Write


Imogen Hermes Gowar has been shortlisted for the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction with The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock. We caught up with Imogen to ask her about…

Fri 25 May, 2018

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Kamila Shamsie: Where I Write


Kamila Shamsie has been shortlisted for the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction with Home Fire. We caught up with Kamila to ask her about her workspace, and her writing process….

Fri 25 May, 2018

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In the Writer’s Studio: Gwendoline Riley


Each week until the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction winner’s announcement on June 7th, we’ll be giving you an insight into the workspaces of our brilliant 2017 shortlisted…

Wed 31 May, 2017

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In the Writer’s Studio: Naomi Alderman


Each week until the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction winner’s announcement on June 7th, we’ll be giving you an insight into the workspaces of our brilliant 2017 shortlisted…

Fri 19 May, 2017

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In the Writer’s Studio: Madeleine Thien


Each week until the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction winner’s announcement on June 7th, we’ll be giving you an insight into the workspaces of our brilliant 2017 shortlisted…

Fri 12 May, 2017

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In the Writer’s Studio: Linda Grant


Each week until the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction winner’s announcement on June 7th, we’ll be giving you an insight into the workspaces of our brilliant 2017 shortlisted authors….

Thu 20 April, 2017

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On Writing: Cynthia Bond


Ahead of tomorrow’s 2016 winner announcement, we caught up with shortlisted author Cynthia Bond to discuss the inspiration behind her debut novel Ruby. I’ve often said that writing…

Tue 7 June, 2016

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On Writing: Elizabeth McKenzie


With the 2016 winner’s announcement on the horizon, we caught up with Elizabeth McKenzie to discuss the inspiration behind her shortlisted novel The Portable Veblen. Read on to…

Fri 20 May, 2016

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On Writing: Anne Enright


Anne Enright has made the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist for the second time this year (the first time being for The Forgotten Waltz in 2012) with…

Fri 6 May, 2016

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On writing: Hannah Rothschild


In the wake of this year’s shortlist announcement, we caught up with 2016 shortlistee Hannah Rothschild to discuss the inspiration behind her nominated novel. Read on to find…

Fri 29 April, 2016

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