baileys prize for fiction
Coinciding with International Women's Day, The Bailey's Prize For Fiction longlist was announced on Tuesday. The eagerly
Good things come to those who wait. And there is no one more deserving than Ali Smith, who scooped the £30,000 Baileys Women's
Anne Tyler is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and the literary genius behind titles including The Accidental Tourist and
Award-winning author Sarah Waters is as famous for her novels' lesbian protagonists as she is for her rich historical settings
For female authors, getting the recognition you deserve in literary circles can be almost impossible. The majority of literary
In the same way that music can fuel emotions and transport you to a time or place, stories do that exact same thing for me. You can see your situation in the lyrics of songs and the same with characters in books; you can make a connection with them.
The 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction longlist is, as Denise Mina promised, brilliant. And in one sense - the range of subject-matter and tone among the titles - it is also broad.
On Friday 7th March, a new list will enter the cultural domain, a list that will no doubt fuel heated debate and produce many a column inch over the coming weeks.
Fiction is one of the few walks of life where gender doesn't matter. In the real world, we are judged on our looks, our voice, our stance. In board rooms we struggle to make ourselves heard. On construction sites we are ogled. Books are genderless products that can be enjoyed by men and women regardless of what chromosomes the author happens to have.
It's been a busy year for Kate Mosse, chair of the Women's Prize for Fiction, one of the biggest literature prizes in the