News & Features


The latest news and announcements about the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

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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


Announcing our 2021 Judging Panel

  We’re over the moon to reveal next year’s incredible panel of judges. Meet the five fantastic women who will be whittling down the books submitted to reach…

Wed 21 October, 2020


Announcing the winner of the 25th Women’s Prize for Fiction

  We are absolutely thrilled to announce that British author Maggie O’Farrell has won the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction and is crowned the Prize’s 25th winner with…

Wed 9 September, 2020


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


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


Donate to the Women’s Prize Trust today

  The Women’s Prize Trust has shone a spotlight on women’s voices for 25 years, encouraging excellence, originality and accessibility through the Women’s Prize for Fiction. Over this…

Tue 18 August, 2020


Join us for our online event to announce our 2020 shortlist

The 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist is about to be revealed… Tune in at 7.15pm for a very special online announcement event with Chair of Judges Martha…

Tue 21 April, 2020


A note from our Founder Director, Kate Mosse

  For the first time since the Women’s Prize was founded 25 years ago, we will not be gathering in the summer to celebrate the range, breadth and…

Wed 25 March, 2020


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


Our Grazia First Chapter competition is open for 2020

  They say that everyone has a novel in them. And, if you have ever dreamed of getting that novel published, this could be the push you need…

Thu 20 February, 2020


Maia Jenkins: On winning our Grazia First Chapter Competition

  Maia Jenkins is a writer currently living and working in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, the Women’s Prize x Grazia First Chapter…

Fri 31 January, 2020


Meet the 2020 Women’s Prize judges

We’re delighted to announce the judging panel for the 25th year of the Women’s Prize for Fiction. The Chair of Judges for 2020 will be businesswoman, philanthropist and…

Wed 6 November, 2019