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Discover Violette Leduc

‘Violette Leduc’s novels are works of genius and also a bit peculiar. . . Female love and desire are [her] main subjects.’ – Deborah Levy [from the introduction] Deborah…

Mon 1 October, 2018


NatWest & Women’s Prize Young Adult Reading List

  We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new NatWest and Women’s Prize for Fiction Young Adult Reading List, a selection of 12 of the most inspiring…

Wed 19 September, 2018


Our Top 5 Classic Canons You Need On Your Bookshelf

We love the Canons series from indie publisher Canongate, dubbed as ‘books without boundaries’ and featuring a range of books that are already classics or soon will be. To…

Sat 8 September, 2018


10 Women in Translation to Discover Now

Did you know it’s Women in Translation Month? Less than a third of all literary translations published in the UK are written by women, and the ones that…

Wed 22 August, 2018


Read Kate Mosse’s foreword to ‘I Am Heathcliff’

We’re absolutely thrilled that to mark the 200th anniversary of Emily Brontë’s birth, I Am Heathcliff is publishing today, and we’ve got a very special sneak preview for…

Thu 26 July, 2018


Our Latitude panel pick their feminist classics…

This weekend we brought a phenomenal panel of women together at Latitude Festival for a very special Women’s Prize for Fiction event. Read on to find out which…

Fri 20 July, 2018


Highlights from the Grazia & Women’s Prize Book Club

Last night, at Foyles Charing Cross Road, four brilliant women came together to discuss their favourite debut novels and their own journey to being published. Chaired by novelist and…

Tue 5 June, 2018


Celebrating 40 years of Virago Modern Classics

To mark the 40th anniversary of Virago Modern Classics, a stunning new collection of 14 books has just been published. Discover these now and read on to hear…

Tue 22 May, 2018


Jen Campbell on Fairytales

Brilliant author, poet and booktuber Jen Campbell has written a wonderful book of stories The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night, inspired by fairytales.  We have…

Fri 11 May, 2018


A Q&A with Kate Mosse on her new novel

Our fantastic co-founder director Kate Mosse is, of course, also very well known for being a bestselling author. We couldn’t be more thrilled that it’s publication day for…

Thu 3 May, 2018


Rediscovering Women Writers in Translation

Here at the Women’s Prize for Fiction, we’re committed to celebrating women writers around the world; and we were overjoyed to discover that Penguin are publishing a brand…

Tue 1 May, 2018


100 years of the vote with Penguin Women Writers

Today the rather beautiful Penguin Women Writers series is out! Here’s editor Isabel Wall to tell you a little bit about why she wanted to publish a series…

Thu 1 February, 2018


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