The 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction Longlist Announced

By Kim B. 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

 


Remembered
by Yvonne Battle-Felton

 


My Sister, the Serial Killer
by Oyinkan Braithwaite

 


The Pisces
by Melissa Broder

 


Milkman
by Anna Burns

 


Freshwater
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

 


Circe
by Madeline Miller

 


Ghost Wall
by Sarah Moss

 


Normal People
by Sally Rooney

The 2019 longlist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction
The 2019 longlist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction

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