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Help us choose our Winner of Winners!

  2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, and we want you to join in the conversation around a quarter of a century of…

Wed 8 April, 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


Women Writers Revisited: Kamila Shamsie on Sara Suleri

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

Fri 20 December, 2019


Viv Groskop on Why You Should Be More Chimamanda

  How to Own the Room, by brilliant journalist, writer and comedian Viv Groskop publishes today. We couldn’t be more excited about this unmissable book on how to nail public…

Thu 1 November, 2018


Cathy Newman on the Bloody Brilliant Women History Forgot

  2015 Women’s Prize for Fiction judge Cathy Newman has just released a blistering new book, Bloody Brilliant Women, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. The book…

Fri 26 October, 2018


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

  August brings this year’s brilliant NatWest Young Adult Reading list to a close, we hope it has introduced you to some fantastic novels, and perhaps inspired you to…

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


Georgina Harding: Land of the Living

Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Painter of Silence in 2012, Georgina Harding can always be counted on to pen a powerful, beautiful story. Her latest novel Land of…

Sun 2 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