The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman, has announced its longlist today featuring an exciting sweep of genres and styles and both debut and established authors. With 20 novels included, the list really represents the diversity and talent of women writers and, above all, demonstrates that women’s fiction is thriving (but we already knew that, right?).
The judges must now whittle these 20 books to six, before choosing an overall winner to be announced on Wednesday 4 June 2014. We certainly don’t envy them that task.
The Baileys Women's Prize longlist in full: