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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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