Longlist announced for 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction

by |March 4, 2019

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…

2019 women's fiction price 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

2019 women's fiction price longlist

Ordinary People by Diana Evans

Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lilian Li

Bottled Goods by Sophie van Llewyn

Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli

Praise Songs for the Butterflies by Bernice L McFadden

2019 women's fiction price longlist

Circe by Madeline Miller

Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss

Normal People by Sally Rooney


2019 women's fiction price longlist

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  • Faye

    March 5, 2019 at 10:31 am

    I have read CIRCE and THE TATTOOIST FROM AUSCHWITZ. Both excellent reading.

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