The Women’s Prize for Fiction

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Women’s prize for fiction goes to Susanna Clarke’s ‘mind-bending’ Piranesi
Clarke’s follow-up to Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell was praised by judges as ‘a truly original, unexpected flight of fancy’

Alison Flood

08, Sep, 2021 @6:22 PM

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Awards for women, writers of colour, small presses – why are there so many books prizes?
There are so many literary prizes these days that they could be regarded as an industry in their own right – but they’re needed to change the status quo

Claire Armitstead

21, Feb, 2018 @12:29 PM

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Women write literary fiction’s big hitters. So where are their prizes? | Stephanie Merritt
The 2017 bestseller list was dominated by women, with Margaret Atwood at the top, but the Booker still favours men, writes novelist Stephanie Merritt

Stephanie Merritt

22, Jan, 2018 @12:49 PM

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Baileys prize winner Naomi Alderman on fame, Trump and Wonder Woman
Her bold tale The Power, set in a world where women can electrocute men at will, has won the prestigious prize. Alderman talks about the book’s impact, crying at Wonder Woman and why female solidarity is more vital than running water

Alex Clark

08, Jun, 2017 @4:53 PM

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Baileys prize goes to 'classic of the future' by Naomi Alderman
The Power, a dystopian novel about a future where women can kill men with a touch, acclaimed by judges of the women’s fiction award for ‘urgency and resonance’

Danuta Kean

07, Jun, 2017 @6:26 PM

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Sci-fi thriller The Power picked for Baileys prize shortlist
Judges praise Naomi Alderman’s novel in which women are able to kill men with a single touch, with debut author Ayòbámi Adébáyò also in the running

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

03, Apr, 2017 @6:16 PM

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Stay With Me by Ayòbámi Adébáyò review – a big-hearted Nigerian debut
A woman’s desperate attempts to get pregnant, and the subsequent agonies of loss, are vividly captured in this Baileys-longlisted novel

Diana Evans

09, Mar, 2017 @3:00 PM

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Baileys women's prize 2017 longlist sees established names eclipse debuts
Margaret Atwood, Annie Proulx and Rose Tremain lead 16 finalists for £30,000 award, only three of whom are first-time novelists

Danuta Kean

08, Mar, 2017 @12:01 AM

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Baileys drops women's prize for fiction sponsorship
Drinks brand, which has supported the award since 2014, says it is refocusing marketing strategy on non-English speaking countries

Danuta Kean

30, Jan, 2017 @12:35 PM

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Eimear McBride: ‘Writing is painful – but it’s the closest you can get to joy’
The Irish author on life as an exile, writing good sex – and those James Joyce comparisons

Kate Kellaway

28, Aug, 2016 @6:30 AM

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Cynthia Bond: 'I get why so many writers are alcoholics!'
The author of Ruby talks about how she immersed herself in an agonising history of abuse, echoed in her own life, to write her much acclaimed debut novel

Sian Cain

30, Jun, 2016 @1:56 PM

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Another triumph for Ireland as Lisa McInerney wins 2016 Desmond Elliott prize
Hot on the heels of her Baileys success, McInerney’s Desmond Elliott win offers further proof of an Irish literary boom

John Dugdale

23, Jun, 2016 @4:03 PM

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