My Women’s Prize for Fiction Wishlist

It’s that time of year again. On Thursday 8th March, International Women’s Day, the longlist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction will be announced. The list will comprise of twelve books (if they stick to their own rules this year) written by female writers in English and published in the UK between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2018.

I call this my wishlist because it’s somewhere between a prediction and what I’d like to see longlisted. I’ve never successfully identified more than half of the longlisted books but reading titles I might otherwise never have chosen is part of the pleasure of shadowing the prize.

I’ve reviewed the first three, click on the covers to read.


4 thoughts on “My Women’s Prize for Fiction Wishlist

  1. I’ll be super stoked to see Pachinko on the longlist. It’s phenomenal and it can actually go on to win. When I Hit You and Home Fire are amazing as well, so I’m rooting for them. I have to read Fire Sermon. I’ve heard great things about it. Good luck to all the eligible writers. I’ll be in your shoes one fine day.


  2. I’ve read 3 from your wish list (Mozley, Rooney and Ward) and agree those would all be excellent candidates. Of the rest, I’d most like to get hold of the books by Quatro, Shamsie and Zumas. Alas, my library system hasn’t ordered Fire Sermon or Red Clocks. Maybe I should put in a suggestion card!


  3. I’m with you on the wishlist. Much more enjoyable to put together than predictions and a chance to spotlight a few titles that might otherwise remain in the shadows although not Home Fire and Conversations with Friends, both titles we’re wishing for!


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