My first 20 books are from the Baileys Short List for Women’s Fiction 2016
Kate Atkinson: A God in Ruins
Shirley Barrett: Rush Oh!
Cynthia Bond: Ruby
Geraldine Brooks: The Secret Chord
Becky Chambers: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Jackie Copleton: A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding
Rachel Elliott: Whispers Through a Megaphone
Petina Gappah: The Book of Memory
Vesna Goldsworthy: Gorsky
Clio Gray: The Anatomist’s Dream
Melissa Harrison: At Hawthorn Time
Attica Locke: Pleasantville
Lisa McInerney: The Glorious Heresies
Elizabeth McKenzie: The Portable Veblen
Julia Rochester: The House at the Edge of the World
Hannah Rothschild: The Improbability of Love
Elizabeth Strout: My Name is Lucy Barton
Hanya Yanagihara: A Little Life
The longlist of 20 books was announced on 8th March.
The shortlist will be revealed on 11th April.
The winner will be announced on 8th June.
The second short list is of the previous winners of the women’s fiction prize.
Eimear McBride: A Girl is a Half-formed Thing (2014)
A.M. Homes: May We Be Forgiven (2013)
Madeline Miller: The Song of Achilles (2012)
Téa Obreht: The Tiger’s Wife (2011)
Barbara Kingsolver: The Lacuna (2010)
Marilynne Robinson: Home (2009)
Rose Tremain: The Road Home (2008)
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Half of a Yellow Sun (2007)
Zadie Smith: On Beauty (2006)
Lionel Shriver: We Need to Talk About Kevin (2005)
Andrea Levy: Small Island (2004)
Valerie Martin: Property (2003)
Ann Patchett: Bel Canto (2002)
Kate Grenville: The Idea of Perfection (2001)
Linda Grant: When I Lived in Modern Times (2000)
Suzanne Berne: A Crime in the Neighbourhood (1999)
Carol Shields: Larry’s Party (1998)
Anne Michaels: Fugitive Pieces (1997)
Helen Dunmore: A Spell of Winter (1996)
Do you have any view on previous winners or this year’s longlist?
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