Fiction in June

A short post, just to say June has been a great month for fiction, including women’s fiction.

105 Baileys Women'sFirst the winner of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2014 was announced:

A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride.

My reading group will be discussing it this week. It’s a strong book so I am looking forward to their reactions.

The long- and shortlists also contained included great reads.

105 Fict unAnd last week the always-interesting Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize announced the winners for 2014. This prize ‘celebrates our best fiction writers’ and the eight writers of outstanding fiction are:

  • Lolito by Ben Brooks.
  • Mr Loverman by Bernadine Evaristo
  • Little Egypt by Lesley Glaister
  • The Dig by Cynan Jones
  • Whatever Happened to Billy Parks? by Gareth R Roberts
  • Mrs Hemingway by Naomi Woods
  • Vanishing by Gerard Woodward
  • All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld

Have I made enough recommendations for you, for your holiday reading or your tbr list?


Note: my next post will be a look at Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman in the older women in fiction series.


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2 Responses to Fiction in June

  1. Eileen

    Hi Caroline – Good list.
    I hope you are going to do a non-fiction in July post!

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