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.

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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.



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