2017 Baileys Women’s Prize Winner

The 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction was awarded last night to Naomi Alderman for her fourth novel, The Power. The 2017 Chair of Judges, Tessa Ross, said: “The judges and I were thrilled to make this decision. We debated this wonderful shortlist for many hours but kept returning to Naomi Alderman’s brilliantly imagined dystopia... Continue Reading →

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2017 Baileys Women’s Prize Shortlist

Six novels have been shortlisted for this year's Baileys Women's Prize.  The 2017 Chair of Judges, Tess Ross commented: “It has been a great privilege to Chair the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction in a year which has proved exceptional for writing of both quality and originality.  It was therefore quite a challenge to whittle... Continue Reading →

2016 Baileys Women’s Prize Winner

The winner of this year's Baileys Women's prize for fiction is Lisa McInerney for her debut novel The Glorious Heresies. Margaret Mountford, Chair of Judges, commented: “After a passionate discussion around a very strong shortlist, we chose Lisa McInerney’s The Glorious Heresies, a superbly original, compassionate novel that delivers insights into the very darkest of... Continue Reading →

2016 Baileys Women’s Prize Shortlist

The 2016 Baileys Women's Prize Shortlist has been revealed.  There are two books that were up for other lit prizes last year; Anne Enright's The Green Road was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and Hanya Yanagihara's A Little Life was an NBA finalist and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, among other prizes.  I'm... Continue Reading →

2014 Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist

The 2014 Women's Prize for fiction shortlist: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie “A wonderful book from a writer who makes words do extraordinary things. On almost every page there’s a sentence that makes you want to stop, think and read it again.”  Mary Beard, Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2014 Judge As teenagers in a Lagos... Continue Reading →

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