The Women’s Prize for Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious annual book award celebrating and honouring fiction by women, and this year’s longlist, which was announced earlier this week, is one of the most exciting line-ups to date. From talented debut authors to established names you might already know and love, there’s a vast array of gripping must-read titles that you’ll want to get stuck into immediately.
This year’s awards were judged by businesswoman, philanthropist and public servant Martha Lane Fox, writer and activist Scarlett Curtis, writer and activist, Melanie Eusebe, co-founder of the Black British Business Awards, author and comedian Viv Groskop, and international bestselling author Paula Hawkins.
Chair of the judges, Martha Lane Fox, said: ‘Ahead of the longlist meeting I was anxious that the negotiations between judges might be as arduous as Brexit, but it was an absolute delight to pick our final 16 books. Entries for the Prize’s 25th year have been spectacular and we revelled in the variety, depth, humanity and joy of the writing – we hope everyone else will too.’
A can’t-put-down read is always a wonderful thing, but 2020 also marks the Women’s Prize for Fiction’s 25th anniversary, which means there’s even more reason to celebrate. So to mark this momentous occasion, we’re giving not one but two lucky readers the chance to win all 16 books on this year’s WPFF longlist, a package worth an impressive £254.
The 16 novels in the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020 longlist:
- Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara
- Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
- Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
- Dominicana by Angie Cruz
- Actress by Anne Enright
- Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
- Nightingale Point by Luan Goldie
- A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes
- How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee
- The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo
- The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel
- Girl by Edna O’ Brien
- Hamnet by Maggie O’ Farrell
- Weather by Jenny Offill
- The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
- Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
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