The longlist has been announced for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction.
One of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, the Women’s Prize for Fiction (formally known as the Orange Prize for Fiction between 1996 and 2012 and the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction between 2014 and 2017) celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world.
The winner receives £30,000 ($56,054.50 AUD) and a limited edition bronze known as a ‘Bessie’, created and donated by the artist Grizel Niven.
Scroll down to see the complete longlist…
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
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