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