The Shortlist 2015 has been announced!!
The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction – the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman – is delighted to announce the 2015 shortlist. This year’s six shortlisted books’ selection includes five previously shortlisted authors and one debut novelist. Chair of judges, Shami Chakrabarti, says of the shortlist, “The novels we shared and the shortlist we ultimately honour form a body of great women’s writing to entertain and inspire for many years to come.”
“Outline” by Rachel Cusk (Goldsmiths Prize 2014 Nominee, Folio Prize 2015 Nominee), now read, 8/10
“The Bees” by Laline Paull, now read, 5/10
“A God in Every Stone” by Kamila Shamsie (Shortlisted for the Walter Scott prize 2015), now read, 7/10
“How To Be Both” by Ali Smith (Man Booker Prize 2014 Shortlist, Costa Book of the Year Award 2014, Specsavers National Award Author of the Year Shortlist 2014, Folio Prize 2015 Nominee), now read, 10/10
“A Spool of Blue Thread” by Anne Tyler (Pulitzer Prizewinner in 1989 for “Breathing Lessons”), now read, 9/10
“The Paying Guests” by Sarah Waters (Shortlisted for the Walter Scott prize) – read, 10/10.
Hopefully on schedule to have read them all by the beginning of June… UPDATE 28 MAY – MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. UPDATE : PRIZEWINNER ANNOUNCED 3rd JUNE, see review.