Comedy Queens at the Baileys Prize Book Bar

Last night, the Baileys Prize Book Bar played host to an array of brilliantly funny women, including comic, author and 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction judge Sara Pascoe, award-winning comedian, writer and actor Katy Brand, broadcaster and writer Gemma Cairney and writer and broadcaster Natalie Haynes.

Hosted by Baileys Prize co-founder and bestselling novelist Kate Mosse, the panellists discussed feminism, comedy and their favourite funny books by women. Below are a few highlights from this fantastic evening.

Writer and comedian, and 2017 Baileys Prize judge, Sara Pascoe discusses this year’s brilliant shortlist.



The brilliant Katy Brand discusses why reading is so important to her, and why you should never be without a book (we couldn’t agree more!)


Broadcaster and writer Gemma Cairney on why she loves Laura Dockrill’s Darcy Burdock books


Author and broadcaster Natalie Haynes on why championing women’s voices is so important.


Click here for tickets to more brilliant Baileys Prize Book Bar events this week, and make sure you check out the brilliant 2017 shortlist here.