The Reading Room

In Conversation with


Bookshelfie: Viv Groskop


  We recently caught up with the fantastic journalist, writer and comedian Viv Groskop, who gave us an insight into her reading habits. Read on to find out Viv’s favourite books…

Fri 2 November, 2018

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Kit De Waal and Vick Hope on Empowering Girls


  On Wednesday 3rd October, at The Way Youth Zone in Wolverhampton, award-winning author and 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction nominee Kit de Waal and presenter and broadcaster…

Wed 24 October, 2018

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Writing tips from Paula Hawkins


The brilliant Paula Hawkins, author of the bestselling The Girl on the Train, is judging this year’s Grazia and Women’s Prize First Chapter Competition. Plus, Paula is appearing…

Fri 25 May, 2018

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A Q&A with Joanna Cannon


The brilliant Joanna Cannon has been longlisted for the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction for Three Things about Elsie. Read on to find out how Joanna’s background as…

Sun 1 April, 2018

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2016 Shortlist Reviews


To celebrate the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, we invited some well-known book-lovers to review this year’s brilliant shortlist. Read on to find out what they thought. Laura…

Wed 1 June, 2016

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On Writing: Hanya Yanagihara


With the 2016 winner’s announcement imminent, we caught up with brilliant author Hanya Yanagihara to discuss the inspiration behind her hugely popular shortlisted novel A Little Life. I have spoken before…

Sat 28 May, 2016

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Quick fire questions: Eimear McBride


Every night, in the luxurious surroundings of the Baileys Prize Book Bar, we asked three bookish questions of our notable guests. At our event on Friday night, we caught…

Mon 23 May, 2016

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Three questions: Kate Mosse


Every night, in the luxurious surroundings of the Baileys Prize Book Bar, we’ll be asking three bookish questions of our notable guests. Last night, we caught up with Baileys…

Wed 18 May, 2016

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On Writing: Lisa McInerney


With the 2016 shortlist now out, we caught up with brilliant author Lisa McInerney to discuss the inspiration behind her riotous shortlisted novel The Glorious Heresies. Cork City,…

Sun 15 May, 2016

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A Q&A with Laurie Penny


With this year’s brilliant shortlist now out, we caught up with marvellous 2016 judge Laurie Penny. Read on to find out what she’s looking for in a Baileys Women’s…

Mon 25 April, 2016

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A Q&A with Petina Gappah


Ahead of tonight’s shortlist announcement, we caught up with Petina Gappah, one of this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlisted authors. Read on to find out why…

Mon 11 April, 2016

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A Q&A with Cynthia Bond


The 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist will be announced tomorrow! Ahead of the big reveal, we caught up with longlisted author Cynthia Bond to discuss her…

Sun 10 April, 2016

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