The Baileys Longlist revealed – another super six for Penguin Random House
The judges are from L to R Naga Munchetty, Tracey Thorn, Margaret Mountford (Chair), Elif Shafak, Laurie Penny
The longlist for the Baileys Prize for Women’s Fiction was announced on Tuesday 8th March and includes six titles from Penguin Random House UK.
The longlisted books are as follows:
Kate Atkinson: A God in Ruins (Doubleday)
Jackie Copleton: A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding (Hutchinson)
Anne Enright: The Green Road (Jonathan Cape)
Vesna Goldsworthy: Gorsky (Chatto & Windus)
Julia Rochester: The House at the Edge of the World (Viking)
Elizabeth Strout: My Name is Lucy Barton (Viking)
Shirley Barrett: Rush Oh!
Cynthia Bond: Ruby
Geraldine Brooks: The Secret Chord
Becky Chambers: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Rachel Elliott: Whispers Through a Megaphone
Petina Gappah: The Book of Memory
Clio Gray: The Anatomist’s Dream
Melissa Harrison: At Hawthorn Time
Attica Locke: Pleasantville
Lisa McInerney: The Glorious Heresies
Elizabeth McKenzie: The Portable Veblen
Sara Nović: Girl at War
Hannah Rothschild: The Improbability of Love
Hanya Yanagihara: A Little Life
Launched in 1996, the Prize is awarded annually and celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world. The winner receives a cheque for £30,000 and a limited edition bronze known as a ‘Bessie’, created by the artist Grizel Niven. Both are anonymously endowed.
The shortlist for the £30,000 prize will be announced on 11th April, and the winner on 8th June.