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 ...

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 ...

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

Nightingale Point

Luan Goldie

From the publisher:

LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020 LONGLISTED FOR THE RSL ONDAATJE PRIZE 2020 A BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB PICK THE DEBUT NOVEL FROM ...

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.

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 ...

Hamnet

Maggie O’Farrell

From the publisher:

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION As featured on Newsnight, Front Row, Radio 5 Live and Open Book A BBC Best Book of 2020 A 2020 Book to Look Out For in ...

The Dutch House

Ann Patchett

From the publisher:

‘Ann Patchett just gets better and better ... With more than a nod to Henry James , The Dutch House is quietly devastating, often mysterious and rather beautiful in its ...