The Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist 2019

The longlist for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction has been announced.

Kate Williams, Chair of the judging panel, praised all 16 longlisted titles for being ‘brilliant stories that sweep you into another world’. ‘Each of them have been a privilege to read, and they have taken us into places a million miles from each other, exploring the lives of women and men in so many different but utterly compelling ways,’ she said.

The longlisted titles are:

The Women’s Prize for Fiction celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world. The winner receives a cheque for £30,000 and a limited edition bronze known as a ‘Bessie’, created and donated by the artist Grizel Niven. Both are anonymously endowed.

The 2019 shortlist of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction will be announced on Monday 29 April, with the winner to be awarded on Wednesday 5 June. Find out more about the prize here.

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