Baileys Women’s Prize For Fiction 2015 Longlist Announced

by |March 10, 2015

A hearty list of twenty authors have been longlisted for the 2015 Women’s Prize for Fiction, a list that features five debut novelists and eight previously shortlisted authors.

logoChair of judges, Shami Chakrabarti, said of the longlist, “The Prize’s 20th year is a particularly strong one for women’s fiction.”

“All judges fought hard for their favourites and the result is a 2015 list of 20 to be proud of – with its mix of genres and styles, first-timers and well-known names from around the world. “

The judges have some work ahead of them, with a shortlist of just six books to emerge soon, before announcing the overall winner on June 3rd.

Be your own judge, and check out some of the books that made the cut.

Rachel Cusk: Outline

Could Emma Healey's incredible debut novel Elizabeth is Missing take the big prize?

Could Emma Healey’s acclaimed debut novel Elizabeth is Missing take the big prize?

Lissa Evans: Crooked Heart

Patricia Ferguson: Aren’t We Sisters?

Xiaolu Guo: I Am China

Samantha Harvey: Dear Thief

Emma Healey: Elizabeth is Missing

Emily St. John Mandel: Station Eleven

Grace McCleen: The Offering

Sandra Newman: The Country of Ice Cream Star

Heather O’Neil: The Girl Who Was Saturday Night

Laline Paull: The Bees

Will it be third time lucky for literary icon Ali Smith?

Will it be third time lucky for Ali Smith?

Marie Phillips: The Table of Less Valued Knights

Rachel Seiffert: The Walk Home

Kamila Shamsie: A God in Every Stone

Ali Smith: How to be Both

Sara Taylor: The Shore

Anne Tyler: A Spool of Blue Thread

Sarah Waters: The Paying Guests

Jemma Wayne: After Before

PP Wong: The Life of a Banana

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