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The Women's Prize for Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious annual book award for fiction written by a woman. Founded in 1996, the Prize was set up to celebrate excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women throughout the world.
Below is the 2020 shortlist.... And the winner is Hamnet! We are thrilled! It's an absorbing, beautifully-written, heart-stopping story behind Shakespeare's most famous play.
Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
A stunning new departure for Maggie O'Farrell's fiction, Hamnet is the heart-stopping story behind Shakespeare's most famous play. TWO EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE. A LOVE THAT DRAWS THEM TOGETHER. A LOSS THAT THREATENS TO TEAR THEM APART. On a summer's day in 1596, a young girl in Stratford-upon-Avon takes to ...Show more
Weather by Jenny Offill
From the author of Dept. of Speculation, a dazzling and deadpan new novel about hope and despair, fear and comfort as it plays out in these times of environmental and political turbulence. 'What are you afraid of, he asks me and the answer of course is dentistry, humiliation, scarcity, then he says wha ...Show more
The Mirror and the Light (#3 Thomas Cromwell) by Hilary Mantel
The long-awaited sequel to Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies; the stunning conclusion to Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker Prize-winning Thomas Cromwell trilogy. ‘If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?’. England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat ...Show more
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
Teeming with energy, humour and heart, a love song to black Britain told by twelve very different people. Grace is a Victorian orphan dreaming of the mysterious African father she will never meet. Winsome is a young Windrush bride, recently arrived from Barbados. Amma is the fierce queen of her 1980s ...Show more
A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes
'In A Thousand Ships, broadcaster and classicist Natalie Haynes retells the story of the Trojan War from an all-female perspective, for fans of Madeline Miller and Pat Barker. This was never the story of one woman, or two. It was the story of all of them. . .In the middle of the night, Creusa wakes to ...Show more
Dominicana by Angie Cruz
Fifteen-year-old Ana Cancion never dreamed of moving to America, the way the girls she grew up with in the Dominican countryside did. But when Juan Ruiz proposes and promises to take her to New York City, she must say yes. It doesn't matter that he is twice her age, that there is no love between them. T ...Show more
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