Here’s the shortlist for this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction:
Rachel Cusk: Outline
Lissa Evans: Crooked Heart
Patricia Ferguson: Aren’t We Sisters?
Xiaolu Guo: I Am China
Samantha Harvey: Dear Thief
Emma Healey: Elizabeth is Missing
Emily St. John Mandel: Station Eleven
Grace McCleen: The Offering
Sandra Newman: The Country of Ice Cream Star
Heather O’Neil: The Girl Who Was Saturday Night
Laline Paull: The Bees
Marie Phillips: The Table of Less Valued Knights
Rachel Seiffert: The Walk Home
Kamila Shamsie: A God in Every Stone
Ali Smith: How to be Both
Sara Taylor: The Shore
Anne Tyler: A Spool of Blue Thread
Sarah Waters: The Paying Guests
Jemma Wayne: After Before
PP Wong: The Life of a Banana
The short list will be announced on 13th April
The winner will be announced on 3rd June.
Prizes, who needs prizes?
What are the arguments for a women only prize in fiction? See this post from June 2013.
And the arguments for having prizes at all? Another post here.
My next post (in the next few days) will be a review of Ali Smith’s How to be Both. Look out for it.
A wishlist list for the prize was posted by A Life in Books last week. Now you have two lists of books by women (some overlap) to feed your reading habit. Happy reading.
Anyone want to predict the shortlist or even the winner? Any serious omissions?
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