Wednesday, 5 April 2017

The Baileys Prize Challenge

Are you up for a reading sprint?

The Baileys Prize shortlist is out, and what an eclectic bunch!
Six diverse and fascinating takes on the world as it is and was, from some of our finest contemporary women writers.

Top left, clockwise: Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀, Gwendoline Riley, C.E. Morgan, Linda Grant, Naomi Alderman, and Madeleine Thien

Check out the shortlist for the Women's Prize for Fiction here.
  • Stay With Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀ (Nigeria) Canongate
  • The Power by Naomi Alderman (UK) Viking
  • The Dark Circle by Linda Grant (UK) Virago
  • The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan (USA) 4th Estate
  • First Love by Gwendoline Riley (UK) Granta
  • Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien (Canada) Granta
The judging panel is composed this year of Sam Baker, Katie Derham, Aminatta Forna, and Sara Pascoe and chaired by the CEO of House Productions, Tessa Ross.

Listen to Aminatta Forna discuss the panel's choices and why the prize is valid on Radio 4's Front Row (starts at 1.30).

The Words with JAM Challenge

We're big fans of the prize and set ourselves the challenge of reading and reviewing them all before the prize announcement on June 7.

Why not join us?
We'll be reading and reviewing the six books for Bookmuse and we'd love to hear your thoughts.
 And the night before the winner is announced, we'll be joining Triskele Books for a Twitter chat on these novels, what we loved, what we didn't and our bets on the favourite.
 Tuesday 6 June, 19.30 GMT
 #triskeletuesday #baileysprize

Happy Reading!

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