Aimee Jakes | Contributing Writer | Tuesday, 8 March 2016

How Many Books Have You Read From Bailey\'s Women\'s Prize For Fiction 2016 Longlist?

How Many Books Have You Read From Bailey's Women's Prize For Fiction 2016 Longlist?

The Debrief: Drum roll please - here is the longlist for Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction 2016

The longlist for the ‘Bailey's Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016’ has been released AND it’s International Women’s Day. All we need now is the Spice Girls to reform and women will no doubt be ruling the world and shit.  

The Women’s Prize for Fiction award was launched in 1996 and celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world.  So basically these some of the greatest female minds from across the globe, ever. 

But how many of the below have you actually managed to read? Team Debrief aren't faring massively well to be honest (most of us have read a couple of them, at best). But hey, that's this year's summer holiday reading sorted... 

1) A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson 

2) Rush Oh! By Shirley Barrett

3) Ruby by Cynthia Bond

4) The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks 

5) The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers  

6) A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton

7) Whispers Through a Megaphone by Rachel Elliot

8) The Green Road by Anne Enright

9) The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah

10) Gorsky by Vesna Goldsworthy

11) The Anatomist’s Dream by Clio Gray  

12) At Hawthorn Time by Melissa Harrison 

13) Pleasantville by Attica Locke 

14) The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney 

15) The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie

16) Girl at War by Sara Novic 

17) The House at the Edge of the World  by Julia Rochester

18) The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild

19) My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

20) A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara 

The Winner of the Baileys Womens Prize for Fiction 2016 will be annouced on Wednesday 8th June.  

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