The Reading Room


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

ANDREA LEVY: ‘one of the most important literary voices of our time’

‘I started to realise what fiction could be. And I thought, wow! You can be ambitious, you can take on the world – you really can.’ – Andrea…

Mon 18 February, 2019


Women’s Prize for Fiction Announces Charitable Status

We are absolutely delighted to today announce the Women’s Prize for Fiction’s move to a registered charity in our continuing quest to bring outstanding international fiction by women…

Fri 15 February, 2019


Women Writers Revisited: Kate Mosse on Sarah Gainham

  Welcome to our regular new feature Women Writers Revisited, a segment in which fantastic women associated with the Women’s Prize tell us the overlooked or ‘forgotten’ female writers…

Wed 30 January, 2019


Our Top 10 Quotes of 2018

2018 has certainly been a fantastic year for women’s fiction, we saw Sally Rooney take the literary world by storm, enjoyed new books from Women’s Prize winners Barbara…

Thu 27 December, 2018


Our judges on their favourite books by women

  How about a little last-minute gifting inspiration? We think the best present for any occasion is some fantastic fiction by women. Luckily our brilliant judges have shared with us…

Thu 20 December, 2018


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