Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist 2020

The Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020 longlist has been announced!

Established in 1996, The Women’s Prize for Fiction is the most prestigious yearly book award honouring women’s fiction in the United Kingdom, and will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The winner of the prize receives £30,000, along with a bronze statuette known as the ‘Bessie’, created and donated by the artist Grizel Niven.

The Women’s Prize for Fiction nominees and overall winner are decided on by a panel of judges, which this year includes Martha Lane Fox, Melanie Eusebe, Paula Hawkins (The Girl on the Train), Viv Groskop (How to Own the Room: Women and the Art of Brilliant Speaking) and Scarlett Curtis (Feminists Don’t Wear Pink).

The longlist of 16 novels follow in alphabetical order by author’s surname:

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara
Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
Dominicana by Angie Cruz
Actress by Anne Enright
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
Nightingale Point by Luan Goldie
A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes
How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee
The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo
The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel
Girl by Edna O’ Brien
Hamnet by Maggie O’ Farrell
Weather by Jenny Offill
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

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