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‘A Real Stand-Out Moment in My Life’: Sue Wallman


  Sue Wallman’s journey to publication took eight years, and picked up pace when she won The Women’s Prize for Fiction First Chapter Award in 2013. Having worked…

Sun 16 February, 2020

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Maia Jenkins: On winning our Grazia First Chapter Competition


  Maia Jenkins is a writer currently living and working in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, the Women’s Prize x Grazia First Chapter…

Fri 31 January, 2020

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A Q&A with Tayari Jones


Tayari Jones has been shortlisted for this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction with An American Marriage. We caught up with Tayari to discuss writing characters that feel real, broaching…

Fri 17 May, 2019

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Imogen Hermes Gowar: Where I Write


Imogen Hermes Gowar was shortlisted for the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction with The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock. We caught up with Imogen to ask her about her…

Fri 25 May, 2018

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Kamila Shamsie: Where I Write


Kamila Shamsie won the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction with Home Fire. We caught up with Kamila to ask her about her workspace, and her writing process.   Where do…

Fri 25 May, 2018

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In the Writer’s Studio: Gwendoline Riley


Each week until the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction winner’s announcement on June 7th, we’ll be giving you an insight into the workspaces of our brilliant 2017 shortlisted…

Wed 31 May, 2017

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On Writing: Cynthia Bond


Ahead of tomorrow’s 2016 winner announcement, we caught up with shortlisted author Cynthia Bond to discuss the inspiration behind her debut novel Ruby. I’ve often said that writing…

Tue 7 June, 2016

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On Writing: Elizabeth McKenzie


With the 2016 winner’s announcement on the horizon, we caught up with Elizabeth McKenzie to discuss the inspiration behind her shortlisted novel The Portable Veblen. Read on to…

Fri 20 May, 2016

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On Writing: Anne Enright


Anne Enright has made the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist for the second time this year (the first time being for The Forgotten Waltz in 2012) with…

Fri 6 May, 2016

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On writing: Hannah Rothschild


In the wake of this year’s shortlist announcement, we caught up with 2016 shortlistee Hannah Rothschild to discuss the inspiration behind her nominated novel. Read on to find…

Fri 29 April, 2016

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