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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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A Q&A with Sophie van Llewyn


  Sophie van Llewyn has been longlisted for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel Bottled Goods. We caught up with Sophie to chat about flash…

Fri 5 April, 2019

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A Q&A with Madeline Miller


Madeline Miller has been shortlisted for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction for Circe. Read on to find out about Madeline’s favourite women writers, the inspiration behind Circe and…

Fri 29 March, 2019

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The Women’s Prize at the Baileys Book Bar is back!


  Following the sell-out success of the pop-ups over the past three years, we’re delighted to announce that the Women’s Prize for Fiction at the Baileys Book Bar is back…

Wed 27 March, 2019

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A Q&A with Lillian Li


Lillian Li has been longlisted for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction for Number One Chinese Restaurant. Read on to find out about how Lillian’s own experience working as…

Sun 17 March, 2019

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Announcing the Women’s Prize 2019 Longlist


  We are delighted to reveal this year’s fantastic Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist, as chosen by our brilliant 2019 judging panel. Chaired by Professor Kate Williams author, historian…

Mon 4 March, 2019

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YouTubers Predict our 2019 Longlist


At the Women’s Prize for Fiction, each year we’re lucky to work with some wonderful bloggers, YouTubers and Instagrammers. One of our favourite times of year is the…

Sun 3 March, 2019

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Bookshelfie: Janet Ellis


We recently caught up with the fantastic an English television presenter, actress and writer Janet Ellis, who gave us an insight into her reading habits. Read on to…

Wed 27 February, 2019

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