Good news! The judges for the Women’s Prize For Fiction 2020 have finally announced their longlist.
And it is crammed full of exciting, challenging and entertaining books!
The 16 novels (in alphabetical order by surname) are:
- “Djinn Patrol On The Purple Line” by Deepa Anappara
- “Fleishman is in Trouble” by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
- “Queenie” by Candice Carty-Williams
- “Dominicana” by Angie Cruz
- “Actress” by Anne Enright
- “Girl, Woman, Other” by Bernardine Evaristo
- “Nightingale Point” by Luan Goldie
- “A Thousand Ships” by Natalie Haynes
- “How We Disappeared” by Jing-Jing Lee
- “The Most Fun We Ever Had” by Claire Lombardo
- “The Mirror And The Light” by Hilary Mantel
- “Girl” by Edna O’Brien
- “Hamnet” by Maggie O’Farrell
- “Weather” by Jenny Offill
- “The Dutch House” by Ann Patchett
- “Red At The Bone” by Jacqueline Woodson
We’re particularly pleased to see the Booker Prize winning “Girl, Woman, Other” by Bernardine Evaristo making an appearance. You might recall that Editor Angela wrote about Bernardine’s win (and the reaction to the announcement it would be shared with literary giant Margaret Atwood).
And who doesn’t love Hilary Mantel? Her novel “Wolf Hall” was voted one of the nation’s favourite historical novels recently. “The Mirror And The Light”, which concludes Mantel’s trilogy about Thomas Cromwell, has been much anticipated here in the “Friend” office!
About the awards
The Women’s Prize For Fiction celebrates the very best full-length fiction written by women throughout the world.
For more on the Women’s Prize For Fiction, click here.
To read book reviews by the “Friend” team, click here.