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Women’s Prize for Fiction 2023 Longlist

Selected by the Bookshop


From the publisher:
**LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2023****SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2022**Discover an exhilarating novel about power and corruption set in a nation trapped in a cycle as old as time.'A masterpiece for our times. Gripping…

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The coming of age story of an award-winning translator, Homesick is about learning to love language in its many forms, healing through words and the promises and perils of empathy and sisterhood.Sisters Amy and Zoe grow up in…

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2023SHORTLISTED FOR THE WATERSTONES DEBUT FICTION PRIZE 2023AN OBSERVER BEST DEBUT NOVEL OF THE YEARIt's time to dance, to love, to be free...'Mesmerising' BERNARDINE EVARISTO, author…

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‘Festers in glorious style’ Telegraph‘Magnificently spiky’ Guardian‘Utterly enthralling’ Times Literary SupplementWhen Holly applies for a job at the Paradise – one of the…

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'Witty, gripping, ruthless' - Margaret Atwood via Twitter'Beautiful and moving' - Neil Gaiman via Twitter'So to mortal men, we are monsters. Because of our flight, our strength. They fear us, so they call us monsters.’Medusa is the…

From the publisher:
* LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2023 ** WINNER OF THE AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2022 ** SHORTLISTED FOR BRITISH BOOK OF THE YEAR: DEBUT FICTION ** SHORTLISTED FOR THE WATERSTONES DEBUT FICTION PRIZE 2022 **…

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A masterpiece in storytelling from the global bestselling author of Unsheltered and Flight Behaviour.LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZETHE MULTI-MILLION COPY SELLING AUTHORBOOK AT BEDTIME ON BBC RADIO 4AN OPRAH BOOK CLUB…

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GRANTA BEST OF YOUNG BRITISH NOVELISTSFrom the Booker Prize-nominated author of The Water Cure comes a chilling new feminist fable based on the true story of an unsolved mystery . . .'A shimmering fever-dream of a…

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LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2023The darkly comic new novel from the bestselling author of The Portable Veblen'Incredibly funny and very moving’ BELLA MACKIE'A blissful novel that I want to give…

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‘A moving, compelling, deeply human novel about love, hope and resilience in a city under siege. Everyone should read it’ Emma Stonex, bestselling author of The LamplightersSarajevo, spring 1992. Each night,…

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Marriage was her destiny. Now she must survive it.The breathtaking new novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of Hamnet, winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020.**AS SELECTED FOR BBC RADIO 2 BOOKCLUB**'O'Farrell is simply…

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In I'm A Fan a single speaker uses the story of their experience in a seemingly unequal, unfaithful relationship as a prism through which to examine the complicated hold we each have on one another. With a clear and unforgiving…

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'Laline Paull succeeds splendidly in rising to the most important literary challenge of our time - restoring voice and agency to other-than-human beings' Amitav Ghosh'A pacy, provocative tale of survival in a fast-changing marine landscape'…

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LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION‘A mighty achievement’ OCEAN VUONG‘Beautiful, brilliant’ R. F. KUANG‘Dazzling’ OBSERVER‘Will shatter your…

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***A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick 2023***‘A radically feel-good story about the murder of no-good husbands by a cast of unsinkable women’ – New York Times‘Tender, unpredictable, brimming with laugh-out-loud…

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'Tara Stringfellow will be an author to watch for years to come . . . A stellar debut' Jacqueline Woodson, bestselling author of Red at the BoneJoan can't change her family's past.But she can create her future.Joan was only a child the last…

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