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Baileys Longlist Announced

8th March 2017

The longlist has been announced for the 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

This year’s list honours both new and well-established writers and different genres: the longlist features three former winners of the Prize – Eimear McBride (2014), Rose Tremain (2008) and Linda Grant (2000) – alongside three previously shortlisted authors. There are three first novels on the list and six nationalities are represented - UK, Ireland, America, Canada, South Africa and Nigeria.

The longlist in full:

Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀ -  Stay With Me   

Naomi Alderman  - The Power  Read our exclusive author interview

Margaret Atwood - Hag-seed  Read an exclusive blog about the Hogarth Shakespeare project:

Emma Flint - Little Deaths  Read our exclusive author interview

Mary Gaitskill - The Mare

Linda Grant - The Dark Circle

Eimear McBride - The Lesser Bohemians Read our exclusive author Iiterview

Fiona Melrose - Midwinter

C.E. Morgan - The Sport of Kings

Yewande Omotoso - The Woman Next Door

Heather O'Neill - The Lonely Hearts Hotel 

Sarah Perry - The Essex Serpent  Read our exclusive author interview

Annie Proulx - Barkskins  Read our exclusive interview with the author here

Gwendoline Riley - First Love

Madeleine Thien - Do Not Say we have Nothing

Rose Tremain - The Gustav Sonata


The judges for the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction are:
Tessa Ross, (Chair), CEO House Productions
Sam Baker, Journalist, Author and Co-Founder of The Pool
Katie Derham, Presenter and Broadcaster
Aminatta Forna, Novelist, Memoirist and Essayist
Sara Pascoe, Comic and Author

Making the announcement, Tessa Ross, said, 'The judges had a large number of books of extraordinary quality to choose from this year, and so I can’t say that it was an easy process to come up with a list as short as sixteen.
However, we’re all thrilled by where we’ve ended up and truly excited by the quality and range of talent on this year’s longlist. It’s a great showcase for the very best contemporary women’s fiction – we hope that it will inspire
readers everywhere.'

The shortlist will be announced on 3 April and the winner on 7 June 2017. Last year's winner was Lisa McInerney for The Glorious Heresies.

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