The 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction Longlist Announced

By Kim B. RSS Mon, March 4, 2019

The Women’s Prize for Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious annual book award celebrating & honoring women’s fiction. Founded in 1996, the Prize was set up to celebrate originality, accessibility, and excellence in writing by women and to connect world-class writers with readers everywhere.

On March 4, the 2019 judging panel whittled down 163 entries to a longlist of sixteen, which span both new and well-established writers and a range of genres, including seven debut novels. Professor Kate Williams, Chair of Judges, described the list as "sixteen incredible books by a diverse group of women, from the UK and countries across the world... exploring the lives of women and men in so many different but utterly compelling ways."

The shortlist will be announced on April 29, and the winner on June 5, which leaves some time (but not much!) to make your way through the titles that we have in our catalog!

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker


by Yvonne Battle-Felton


My Sister, the Serial Killer
by Oyinkan Braithwaite


The Pisces
by Melissa Broder


by Anna Burns


by Akwaeke Emezi


Ordinary People
by Diana Evans


Swan Song
by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott


An American Marriage
by Tayari Jones


Number One Chinese Restaurant
by Lillian Li


Bottled Goods
by Sophie van Llewyn


Lost Children Archive
by Valeria Luiselli


Praise Song for the Butterflies
by Bernice L. McFadden


by Madeline Miller


Ghost Wall
by Sarah Moss


Normal People
by Sally Rooney

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