omg! omg! omg! Prize long lists are always surprising and exciting.

The Baileys Women’s Fiction Prize has been announced, today on International Women’s Day and we’re dancing with happiness.

We’re most excited to see that Ayòbámi Adébáyò’s debut novel Stay With Me as well as Yewande Omotosço’s The Woman Next Door are on the long list!

Other short listed authors are:

  • The Power by Naomi Alderman (Viking)
  • Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood (Hogarth)
  • Little Deaths by Emma Flint (Picador)
  • The Mare by Mary Gaitskill (Serpent’s Tail)
  • The Dark Circle by Linda Grant (Virago)
  • The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride (Faber & Faber)
  • Midwinter by Fiona Melrose (Corsair)
  • The Sport of Kings by CE Morgan (4th Estate)
  • The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill (riverrun)
  • The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry (Serpent’s Tail)
  • Barkskins by Annie Proulx (4th Estate)
  • First Love by Gwendoline Riley (Granta)
  • Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien (Granta)
  • The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain (Chatto & Windus)

Congratulations to everyone. We look forward to seeing which book takes the prize.


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