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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Andrea Levy: ‘one of the most important literary voices of our time’

‘I started to realise what fiction could be. And I thought, wow! You can be ambitious, you can take on the world – you really can.’ – Andrea…

Mon 18 February, 2019


Women’s Prize for Fiction Announces Charitable Status

We are absolutely delighted to today announce the Women’s Prize for Fiction’s move to a registered charity in our continuing quest to bring outstanding international fiction by women…

Fri 15 February, 2019


Women Writers Revisited: Kate Mosse on Sarah Gainham

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

Wed 30 January, 2019


Our Top 10 Quotes of 2018

2018 has certainly been a fantastic year for women’s fiction, we saw Sally Rooney take the literary world by storm, enjoyed new books from Women’s Prize winners Barbara…

Thu 27 December, 2018


Our judges on their favourite books by women

  How about a little last-minute gifting inspiration? We think the best present for any occasion is some fantastic fiction by women. Luckily our brilliant judges have shared with us…

Thu 20 December, 2018