For the fifth year running I’m shadowing the Women’s Prize for Fiction. For the fourth time, I’m joined by a panel of other book lovers so we can discuss books we love, loathe and feel completely indifferent about. Experience tells me those books will be different for each of us.
If you’ve followed my coverage of the Women’s Prize before, you’ll recognise the faces below. Antonia Honeywell and Eric Karl Anderson join me for the fourth year, while Eleanor Franzen joins us for a second year. Please follow our comments and reviews on our respective blogs and on Twitter and let us know what you think of the longlist when it’s revealed on Thursday.
Naomi Frisby runs The Writes of Woman, a celebration of female writers and their work. Her short stories have been shortlisted for The White Review Prize and longlisted for Manchester Fiction Prize. She enjoys interviewing writers both for the blog and at bookshops and literary festivals. She is working towards a PhD in Creative Writing. Find her on Twitter @Frizbot.
Eric Karl Anderson is an American-born writer who has lived in London for over a decade and runs the book blog www.LonesomeReader.com. He’s author of the novel ENOUGH and was a judge of the 2015 Green Carnation Prize. He’s also keen on baking and watching disaster movies. Find him on Twitter @LonesomeReader.
Eleanor Franzén is a bookseller at Heywood Hill in Mayfair, and blogs about books at www.ellethinks.wordpress.com. She is writing her first novel, lives in South London, and has more books than clothes. Find her on Twitter @EleanorFranzen.
Antonia Honeywell is a teacher, a writer and an avid and promiscuous reader. Her debut novel, The Ship, a haunting dystopian fable for our times, is published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson. www.antoniahoneywell.com Find her on Twitter @antonia_writes.