Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction

Baileys Women’s Prize For Fiction 2017 Longlist

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The eagerly awaited longlist for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 was released today!  I love reading the longlist making my own thoughts as to what the shortlist will be and then re-reading the shortlist and deciding my own winner – does anyone else do this?  Seeing as it is Women’s History Month you will see quite a lot of female / feminism driven work on this blog and the Bailey’s Women’s Prize For Fiction coincides with that nicely!

Last year’s shortlist was epic – I loved every single one of the books apart from The Portable Veblen (what was all that squirrel talk about really?!).  I was super lucky to attend the readings ahead of the annoucement of the winner and hope to be attending again this year.

What I love most about this prize is that is celebrates all women from debut novelists to seasoned authors.  I would never have found Ruby by Cynthia Bond or (my favourite and the winner) The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney without this prize.

Here’s the 2017 longlist:

You can read more about the longlisted novels on the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction’s Website.

I am particularly looking forward to reading The Lesser Bohemians and The Dark Circle but I will attempt to give as many a read as possible!

Whilst I’m disappointed that Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi is not on the list and only three debuts (highlighted above) on the longlist this is a great longlist which I cannot wait to get my teeth into!

Have any of you read any of the longlisted novels?  You can see my reviews for the ones I have read so far by following the link. I would recommend Hannah’s review of The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry – it sums up the book brilliantly!

You can see my post on the shortlist here.

Happy reading!

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7 thoughts on “Baileys Women’s Prize For Fiction 2017 Longlist

  1. Quite a few on that list I haven’t read yet – I might wait until the short list is announced and try and read them! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the ones you read 🙂

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