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This prize’s shortlist changes everything, so on behalf of all the writers who have been changed by this prize, and all the readers, and the literary culture itself, I want to raise the Bessie to the Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Kamila Shamsie - 2018 Prize winner

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Cast your vote for your favourite #ReadingWomen book and decide who will be our Winner of Winners in our 25th year.

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  • A Spell of Winter
    8% 229 / 2.6k
  • Fugitive Pieces
    3% 80 / 2.6k
  • Larry's Party
    1% 46 / 2.6k
  • A Crime in the Neighborhood
    0% 26 / 2.6k
  • When I Lived in Modern Times
    1% 31 / 2.6k
  • The Idea of Perfection
    0% 22 / 2.6k
  • Bel Canto
    5% 144 / 2.6k
  • Property
    0% 19 / 2.6k
  • Small Island
    13% 361 / 2.6k
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin
    10% 268 / 2.6k
  • On Beauty
    5% 138 / 2.6k
  • Half of a Yellow Sun
    28% 740 / 2.6k
  • The Road Home
    3% 80 / 2.6k
  • Home
    4% 105 / 2.6k
  • The Lacuna
    3% 101 / 2.6k
  • The Tiger's Wife
    2% 53 / 2.6k
  • The Song of Achilles
    19% 501 / 2.6k
  • May We Be Forgiven
    1% 45 / 2.6k
  • A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing
    3% 103 / 2.6k
  • How to be Both
    5% 151 / 2.6k
  • The Glorious Heresies
    3% 83 / 2.6k
  • The Power
    7% 196 / 2.6k
  • Home Fire
    8% 230 / 2.6k
  • An American Marriage
    9% 239 / 2.6k
  • Hamnet
    0% 10 / 2.6k
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