The Reading Room


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

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


Every Voice Matters: Hounslow Action for Youth

  As the Women’s Prize for Fiction has recently donated some books to community hub Hounslow Action for Youth, we asked facilitator Jacqueline Crooks to tell us about…

Fri 20 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

[From left to right: Bernadine Evaristo, Kate Williams, Viv Groskop and Scarlett Curtis]

Listen to our special Latitude Festival podcast episode

  Missed out on this year’s Latitude Festival? Never fear! We’re bringing you the highlights from the Suffolk-based music and performing arts festival on our latest podcast episode….

Fri 26 July, 2019


Announcing the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction Winner

Without further ado, we’re delighted to reveal that Tayari Jones has won this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction with An American Marriage. At tonight’s awards ceremony hosted in…

Wed 5 June, 2019


Last Night at the Baileys Book Bar: Thinking Pink

Last night the Women’s Prize for Fiction at the Baileys Book Bar at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road played host to a fantastic live event, hosted by bestselling author…

Wed 1 May, 2019


Revealing the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist

We’re delighted to reveal this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist, as chosen by our 2019 judges. The shortlist, which features a diverse range of voices and nationalities,…

Mon 29 April, 2019


Announcing the Women’s Prize 2019 Longlist

  We are delighted to reveal this year’s fantastic Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist, as chosen by our brilliant 2019 judging panel. Chaired by Professor Kate Williams author, historian…

Mon 4 March, 2019


YouTubers Predict our 2019 Longlist

At the Women’s Prize for Fiction, each year we’re lucky to work with some wonderful bloggers, YouTubers and Instagrammers. One of our favourite times of year is the…

Sun 3 March, 2019