Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Bailey's Women's Fiction Prize 2015 shortlist

Bad luck to PP Wong (The Life of a Banana) and to Xiaolu Gu (I Am China) who were both on the longlist for The Bailey's Women's Fiction Prize (formerly The Orange Prize), but who failed to make the shortlist, announced yesterday.

But great news that Kamila Shamsie (A God in Every Stone) and Laline Paull (The Bees) both made the cut.

The shortlist

Rachel CuskOutlineFaber/VintageBritish8thNovel
Laline PaullThe BeesFourth EstateBritish1stNovel
Kamila ShamsieA God in Every StoneBloomsburyPakistani/British6thNovel
Ali SmithHow to be BothHamish HamiltonBritish6thNovel
Anne TylerA Spool of Blue ThreadChatto & WindusAmerican20thNovel
Sarah WatersThe Paying GuestsViragoBritish6thNovel