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Baileys Women’s prize for Fiction announce 2015 shortlist


  The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction – the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman – is delighted to announce the 2015 shortlist….

Mon 13 April, 2015

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2015 Judges discuss longlist


  What’s it been like having to read so many books in such a short space of time?  It’s been an intense emotional and intellectual adventure, reading so…

Tue 17 March, 2015

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Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction announce 2015 longlist


BAILEYS WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION ANNOUNCES 2015 LONGLIST   Prize judging panel choose the 20 books that celebrate the best of fiction written by women in 2015  …

Tue 10 March, 2015

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Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction announce 2015 longlist


  We’re delighted to reveal the 20 books that make up the 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist. Showcasing both rising stars of literature and well-established writers,…

Mon 9 March, 2015

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Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction announces 2015 judging panel


 FIVE WOMEN, 160 BOOKS, SIX MONTHS, ONE PRIZE   Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction announces 2015 judging panel Panel will be chaired by Liberty Director Shami Chakrabarti and…

Mon 1 December, 2014

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The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction announce the 2015 Judges


  (Left to Right: Cathy Newman, Helen Dunmore, Shami Chakrabarti, Laura Bates and Grace Dent) The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction has today announced its 2015 judging panel.The…

Thu 27 November, 2014

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee takes top spot in #ThisBook campaign


To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee takes top spot in #ThisBook campaign to find the most life-changing novels written by women  Back in May 2014, the Baileys…

Tue 29 July, 2014

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Eimear McBride wins the 2014 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction


Irish author Eimear McBride wins the 2014 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction with her astonishing debut, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing.   We are delighted to announce…

Wed 4 June, 2014

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Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction launches #ThisBook


    The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction is delighted to announce the launch of #ThisBook – an exciting social media campaign to find the novels written by…

Mon 19 May, 2014

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Grazia and BWPfF #ThisBookClub Quiz


Tuesday 19th May from 7pm All Bar One in London, Leeds and Liverpool Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction – the UK’s only annual international book award for fiction…

Fri 18 April, 2014

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BAILEYS WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION ANNOUNCES 2014 SHORTLIST


London, 19.15pm, 7 April 2014: The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman, today announces the 2014 shortlist….

Mon 7 April, 2014

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BAILEYS WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION ANNOUNCE THE 2014 SHORTLIST


The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction – the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman – is delighted to announce the 2014 shortlist. This…

Mon 7 April, 2014

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