Women's Prize for Fiction Longlist 2020

A sixteen-strong longlist for this year's Women's Prize for Fiction. The winner will be announced on 3 June.

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

Deepa Anappara

From the publisher:

‘Anappara creates an endearing and highly engaging narrator to navigate us through the dark underbelly of modern India’ Observer We children are not just stories. We ...

£14.99

Fleishman Is in Trouble

Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Emily Gould writes:

We first encounter Rachel Fleishman through the eyes of her ex-husband, Toby, who is trying to come to terms with her absence. He notices all the places in his life where she ...

£18.99

Queenie

Candice Carty-Williams

From the publisher:

A darkly comic and unflinchingly raw depiction of a young woman trying to navigate her way in the world, QUEENIE is about identity, independence and carving your own path. ...

£8.99

Dominicana

Angie Cruz

From the publisher:

A poignant and nuanced portrait of a Dominican teenager’s arranged marriage and immigration to New York City in the 1960s

£16.99

Actress

Anne Enright

Nicole Flattery writes:

E very​ so often a magazine will publish a graph that proves, beyond any measure of doubt, that Hollywood is sexist, with a particular bias against middle-aged women. ...

£16.99

Nightingale Point

Luan Goldie

From the publisher:

LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020 A BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB PICK THE DEBUT NOVEL FROM THE COSTA SHORT STORY AWARD WINNER ...

£8.99

A Thousand Ships

Natalie Haynes

From the publisher:

A feminist retelling of the Trojan War – giving voices to the women the myths forgot . . .

£16.99

How We Disappeared

Jing-Jing Lee

From the publisher:

A beautiful, stunningly ambitious tale of endurance, identity, and memory, for fans of Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko and Georgia Hunter’s We Were the Lucky Ones.

£8.99

Girl

Edna O'Brien

Patricia Lockwood writes:

A typical Edna O’Brien story begins on a square of green. A stone farmhouse looms behind, with a slick spot on the flagstones where the same tin can is emptied every ...

£16.99

Hamnet

Maggie O’Farrell

From the publisher:

A 2020 Book to Look Out For in Stylist, The Sunday Times, The Times, Observer, Cosmopolitan, Daily Mail and more

£20.00

The Dutch House

Ann Patchett

From the publisher:

Longlisted for the Women’s Prize 2020 The Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller and a ‘Book of the Year’ 2019 Selected as Book of the Year in The Times, Guardian, Daily ...

£18.99