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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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Last Night at the Baileys Book Bar: Thinking Pink


Last night the Women’s Prize for Fiction at the Baileys Book Bar at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road played host to a fantastic live event, hosted by bestselling author…

Wed 1 May, 2019

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Revealing the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist


We’re delighted to reveal this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist, as chosen by our 2019 judges. The shortlist, which features a diverse range of voices and nationalities,…

Mon 29 April, 2019

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A Q&A with Oyinkan Braithwaite


  Oyinkan Braithwaite has been longlisted for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction for My Sister the Serial Killer. We caught up with Oyinkan to discuss thrillers, being…

Sun 28 April, 2019

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A Q&A with Pat Barker


  The brilliant Pat Barker has been longlisted for this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction with The Silence of the Girls. We caught up with Pat to discuss…

Sat 27 April, 2019

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A Q&A with Akwaeke Emezi


  Akwaeke Emezi has been longlisted for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction with Freshwater. We caught up with Akwaeke to talk about Igbo ontology, revisiting trauma through…

Tue 23 April, 2019

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A Q&A Bernice L. McFadden


  Bernice L. McFadden has been longlisted for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction Praise Song for the Butterflies. We caught up with her to talk about the…

Tue 16 April, 2019

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A Q&A with Diana Evans


Diana Evans has been shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction for Ordinary People. We caught up with Diana to ask her about the musical influences within Ordinary…

Sun 14 April, 2019

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A Q&A with Sarah Moss


  Sarah Moss has been longlisted for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction with Ghost Wall. We caught up with Sarah to discuss Iron Age re-enactment camps, barbarity…

Fri 5 April, 2019

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