Women's prize for fiction

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‘The pendulum has swung’: Why we female Trinidadian writers are having our moment
Monique Roffey, the Costa-winning author of The Mermaid of Black Conch, on the lit-boom that’s happening on the Caribbean island

Monique Roffey

03, May, 2022 @1:03 PM

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What we’re reading: writers and readers on the books they enjoyed in April
Women’s prize judge Lorraine Candy, journalist Sarah Shaffi and Guardian readers Kate and Saffron discuss the titles they’ve read over the last month. Join the conversation in the comments

Lorraine Candy, Sarah Shaffi and Guardian readers

03, May, 2022 @8:18 AM

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The Guardian view on Trinidad writers: women take the lead | Editorial
Editorial: The latest shortlist for the Women’s prize for fiction is a show of strength for a small island


01, May, 2022 @5:25 PM

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Shakespeare’s tragic twins memorialised in the Bard’s resting place
Maggie O’Farrell will place rosemary at Stratford grave to honour the lost boy who inspired her novel Hamnet

Vanessa Thorpe

01, May, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Six ‘wonderfully diverse’ novels make the Women’s prize shortlist
Louise Erdrich, Elif Shafak and debut novelist Lisa Allen-Agostini are among the contenders offering an ‘escape’ from global crises

Lucy Knight

27, Apr, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Five debut novels make Women’s prize for fiction longlist
Judges praise the ‘fantastically diverse list’ which includes debut novelists Violet Kupersmith and Dawnie Walton

Lucy Knight

08, Mar, 2022 @9:30 AM

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‘It felt horrific to be in Britain as a Muslim after 9/11’: Pankaj Mishra and Kamila Shamsie in conversation
The writers discuss problems of representation, class, the culture wars and how fiction is a great way to ask difficult questions

Alex Clark

19, Feb, 2022 @8:00 AM

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One in five shortlisted authors for top UK literary prizes in 2020 were black
Racial diversity has gradually increased, after no black authors were shortlisted in four of the years between 1996 and 2009

Aamna Mohdin, Tobi Thomas, Georgina Quach and Zala Šeško

01, Oct, 2021 @12:52 PM

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Susanna Clarke: ‘I’d really ceased to think of myself as a writer’
The author on how the celebration of solitude in her Women’s prize-winning new novel, Piranesi, grew from her experience of a long illness

Lisa Allardice

11, Sep, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi is a triumphantly unusual Women’s prize winner
Taking on uncanny relevance this year, this austere story of one man’s isolation explores profound questions of freedom

Justine Jordan

08, Sep, 2021 @6:23 PM

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Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi favourite to win Women’s prize for fiction
Bookmaker Coral makes Clarke’s second novel 5/2 favourite to take £30,000 award, followed by Brit Bennett’s The Vanishing Half

Alison Flood

03, Sep, 2021 @10:25 AM

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The new award from the Women’s prize should scrap its age limit
Literary prize culture favours young and marketable writers – and the new Futures scheme is simply adding to the problem

Joanna Walsh

20, Aug, 2021 @5:00 PM

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