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Q&A with Elizabeth Strout


Following the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist announcement, we caught up with Elizabeth Strout, New York Times bestseller and author of one of this year’s longlistees…

Fri 1 April, 2016

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Q&A with Attica Locke


We caught up with brilliant 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlisted author Attica Locke, to discuss her latest novel Pleasantville, her hit Fox show Empire and how…

Thu 31 March, 2016

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A Q&A with Jackie Copleton


We caught up with 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize longlisted author Jackie Copleton to find out about why she was inspired to write her longlisted book A Dictionary of…

Tue 29 March, 2016

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A Q&A with Clio Gray


We caught up with writer Clio Gray following her tenth novel The Anatomist’s Dream being longlisted for the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction (see the full longlist here). Read…

Fri 25 March, 2016

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A Q&A with Elif Shafak


Following the announcement of this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist, we caught up with 2016 judge Elif Shafak to discuss Little Women, Angela Merkel and why…

Wed 23 March, 2016

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A Q&A with Sara Novic


We caught up with 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize longlisted author Sara Novic to find out about why she was inspired to write her longlisted book Girl at War about…

Mon 21 March, 2016

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A Q&A with Rachel Elliott


With the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist now well and truly out there, we caught up with author and psychotherapist Rachel Elliott, who has been longlisted for…

Fri 18 March, 2016

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A Q&A with Naga Munchetty


With the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist now announced (take a peek here if you haven’t seen it yet), we sat down with Naga Munchetty, one of…

Fri 11 March, 2016

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Q&A with Shami Chakrabarti


Today marks the final day of the BBC Woman’s Hour coverage of our 20th anniversary celebrations. The last Chair of Judges to take to the airwaves on BBC Radio…

Fri 30 October, 2015

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Q&A with Eimear McBride


Today marks the penultimate day of the BBC Woman’s Hour coverage of our 20th anniversary. This morning 2014 Chair of Judges Helen Fraser discusses her year’s winning novel A Girl is…

Thu 29 October, 2015

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Q&A with Helen Fraser


This morning Helen Fraser, 2014 Chair of Judges, will be championing ‘her’ year’s winning book A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing on BBC Woman’s Hour. Listen in to…

Wed 28 October, 2015

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Q&A with Natasha Walter


Today sees Miranda Richardson 2013 Chair of Judges take to the airwaves on BBC Woman’s Hour to discuss the 2013 winner of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction…

Wed 28 October, 2015

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