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Highlights from the Women’s Prize Shortlist Readings


Last night, in the wonderful surroundings of Cadogan Hall, the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlisted authors gathered together to read from and discuss their nominated books ahead of…

Tue 4 June, 2019

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Celebrities Review the Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist


  The 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction winner will be announced tonight, and ahead of the big reveal we asked six well-known faces to review each book on…

Tue 4 June, 2019

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A Q&A with Anna Burns


  Anna Burns has been shortlisted for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction with Milkman. We caught up with Anna to discuss characters appearing fully formed and the…

Fri 31 May, 2019

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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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Jen Campbell reads from her new poetry collection


  In need of a bit of literary inspiration? Look no further, the fantastic author, poet and YouTuber Jen Campbell’s first ever poetry collection,  The Girl Aquarium, has…

Tue 14 May, 2019

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The Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast is available now!


  We are delighted to launch the first ever Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast, with our partners Baileys and Fremantle.  The first episode is available to listen to via…

Fri 10 May, 2019

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Calling All Budding Writers: Here’s How Enter Our Grazia First Chapter Competition


  The Grazia and Women’s Prize for Fiction First Chapter competition is back, and it could be the first step in your literary career. a Now in it’s…

Thu 9 May, 2019

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Women Writers Revisited: Arifa Akbar on Kathleen Collins


Welcome to our regular new feature Women Writers Revisited, a segment in which brilliant women associated with the Women’s Prize tell us the overlooked or ‘forgotten’ female writers who…

Mon 6 May, 2019

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Unsung Heroines at the Baileys Book Bar


To round off a glorious week of Baileys Book Bar events at Tottenham Court Road, bestselling author and Women’s Prize for Fiction Founder Director Kate Mosse and a…

Mon 6 May, 2019

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Women Mean Business at the Baileys Book Bar


On Thursday night at the Baileys Book Bar at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road, a panel of jaw-droppingly impressive women in business joined bestselling author and Founder Director Kate…

Sun 5 May, 2019

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Women Writers Revisited at the Baileys Book Bar


Last night the Women’s Prize for Fiction at the Baileys Book Bar at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road bestselling author and Women’s Prize for Fiction’s Founder Director Kate Mosse…

Thu 2 May, 2019

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Reading Guides for the 2019 Women’s Prize Shortlist


  Whether you’re part of a book group, library or just a solo reader, we wanted to celebrate this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist by bringing you…

Thu 2 May, 2019

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