On the 10th March this year, after wading through and reading 165 fabulous novels, the judging panel for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction announced their chosen longlist for 2015, which represent the best of international fiction written by women between 1st April 2014 and 31st March 2015. All the books are listed at the bottom of this post and the good news is, I’m giving the entire collection away! That’s 20 books. That’s a lorra reading.
Set up in 1996 to celebrate and promote international fiction by women throughout the world to the widest range of readers possible, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction is awarded for the best novel of the year written by a woman. Any woman writing in English – whatever her nationality, country of residence, age or subject matter – is eligible. What a fantastic thing.
“The inspiring female talent on this year’s longlist is exactly why Baileys, a brand that proudly celebrates women, is so honoured to be working with the Prize,” Syl Saller, Chief Marketing Officer, Diageo
“The Prize’s 20th year is a particularly strong one for women’s fiction,” commented Shami Chakrabarti, Chair of Judges. “All judges fought hard for their favourites and the result is a 2015 list of 20 to be proud of – with its mix of genres and styles, first-timers and well-known names from around the world. There is a very strong showing of UK writers and we are all incredibly excited about the final stages of the search for the winner.”
The shortlist will be announced on the 13th April and the winner on the 3rd June.
As you all know, Poppy Loves Book Club is going from strength to strength and many of you are already members! Our current book is ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and in celebration of this wonderful book, the fact that we have just hit 1500 members and to toot the horn of all the wonderful women who have written, are writing and WILL write wonderful literature, I am giving away the entire longlist of this fabulous fiction prize.
HOW TO ENTER TO WIN THE BAILEYS WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION
1. (Compulsory) Leave me a comment below with your favourite childhood book!
And for three additional entires:
4. Head over to my Facebook Page and follow the instructions on my competition post
This competition is open to UK addresses only, so if you would like to enter from abroad, please do, however I will only be able to post to a UK address.
The competition will end next Friday, 3rd April 2015 at midnight, UK time.