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

The Women’s Prize Announces New Partner for 2019

Today is a special day! We’re absolutely delighted to announce the addition of global TV production company Fremantle as a new headline sponsor of the Women’s Prize for…

Wed 7 November, 2018


Jen Campbell reads from her short story collection

The fantastic author, poet and booktuber Jen Campbell has written a wonderful book of stories titled The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night, which…

Thu 19 July, 2018


Jen Campbell reviews the shortlist for TOAST

To celebrate the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction, we teamed up with TOAST who asked the brilliant author Jen Campbell to review the shortlist for this month’s book club….

Tue 5 June, 2018


Queens of Comedy at the Book Bar

To close this year’s Women’s Prize @ Baileys Book Bar in style, we lined up the best of female comedy with an evening paying homage to witty writing. A…

Mon 30 April, 2018


Revealing the 2018 Women’s Prize shortlist…

We’re absolutely delighted to reveal the six books which make up this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist! Chosen by our brilliant 2018 judging panel, this year’s shortlist…

Mon 23 April, 2018


A Q&A with Women’s Prize winner Madeline Miller

To say we’re excited about the new novel from 2012 Women’s Prize for Fiction winner Madeline Miller, would be an understatement. The long-awaited second book from the author…

Thu 19 April, 2018


A Q&A with Kit de Waal

The fantastic Kit de Waal has been longlisted for the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction for her second novel The Trick to Time. Read on to find out about…

Sun 15 April, 2018


Announcing the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist

We’re thrilled to reveal the sixteen brilliant books that make up the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist on International Women’s Day! Picked by our fantastic 2018 judging panel, the longlist honours…

Thu 8 March, 2018


Inside the Penguin #LikeAWoman pop-up shop…

Penguin Books are celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and International Women’s Day in style, with a week-long pop-up shop, selling only books by women. We were…

Wed 7 March, 2018


YouTubers predict our 2018 longlist!

At the Women’s Prize for Fiction, we’re lucky enough to work with a raft of brilliant bloggers, YouTubers and Instagrammers every year. One of our most favourite times…

Tue 6 March, 2018


Jo Prior on celebrating female creativity

Read on for a few words from Women’s Prize For Fiction Board Chair Joanna Prior, Managing Director of Penguin General Books, on feminism, our new family of sponsors…

Thu 1 March, 2018


The Women’s Prize for Fiction announces 2018 partners

Last year, the Women’s Prize for Fiction  announced it would be adopting a new sponsorship model from 2018 that would see the Prize supported by a family of sponsors…

Thu 1 March, 2018


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