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Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021

Selected by the Bookshop


This year’s winner will be announced on Wednesday 8 September.

From the publisher:
THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP BESTSELLER#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERSHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZELONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE'An utterly mesmerising novel..I absolutely loved this book' Bernardine Evaristo, winner of the Booker Prize…

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LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2021'A WORD-OF-MOUTH HIT' Evening Standard 'A very fine book... It's witty and sharp and reads like something by Barbara Pym or Anita Brookner, without ever feeling like a pastiche'David…

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A Times, Sunday Times, Observer, Daily Mail and Financial Times Best Book of 2020 Pick'A highly enjoyable story about female resilience and finding fulfilment on your own terms' Sunday Times'An irresistible summer read' Guardian Book of…

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE 2021'So sharply, so utterly brilliant that I found myself holding my breath while reading it, dazzled by Fuller's mastery and precision' LAUREN GROFF, author of Fates and Furies…

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2021**From the bestselling author of Homegoing**'A BOOK OF BLAZING BRILLIANCE' Washington Post______________________________________________ As a child Gifty would ask her parents to tell the…

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WINNER OF THE KITSCHIES' 2021…

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'The book of the summer ... Kept me rapt until the final page' THE TIMES'A sharp, smart, witty modern love story. I loved it' David Nicholls, author of ONE DAY'More than lives up to the hype ... Likely to fill the Sally-Rooney-shaped hole…

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WINNER of THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR FICTION 2021LONGLISTED for THE WOMEN'S PRIZE 2021 and the HIGHLAND BOOK PRIZE2020 Book of the Year according to the Spectator, TLS, New Statesman and Financial TimesDiscover Ali Smith's dazzling,…

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THE LIFE-AFFIRMING AND MOVING SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM NUMBER-ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR DAWN FRENCHLONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION AND A RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK 'I absolutely loved Because of You. Fantastic,…

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Women's Prize for Fiction 2021SHORTLISTED'Jones's atmospheric debut has a multiracial, multigenerational cast who are brilliantly and even-handedly portrayed' Sunday Times'Rare is the first book that reveals the writer fully formed, the…

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Winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize 2021Longlisted for the Women's Prize For Fiction 2021The Sunday Times Bestseller'A book of pure fineness, exceptional.' Diana Evans, Guardian'A giddy joy, crafted with mischievous perfection.' Mail on…

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LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2021______________________________________________'A literary star' Hadley Freeman, Guardian'An intellectual and emotional rollercoaster' Daily…

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LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION'Blistering... The most truthful exploration of sisterhood I have enjoyed since Fleabag' The Times'So, so clever and so concise yet just goes into the most profound issues in such depth' Vick…

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LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2021…

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Is there such a thing as a perfect marriage?David thought so. But when his wife Mary Rose dies suddenly he has to think again. In reliving their twenty years together David sees that the ground beneath them had shifted and he simply hadn't…

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