The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 Category

Reviews of the books shortlisted for The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017!

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction – the Shortlist and Predictions!

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction – the Shortlist and Predictions!

The 2017 winner of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction is less than 24 hours from being announced! The six novels on the shortlist are each very different…

The Power, by Naomi Alderman

The Power, by Naomi Alderman

“One of them says, ‘Why did they do it?’ And the other answers, ‘Because they could.’ That is the only answer there ever is.”  Naomi Alderman, in…

The Dark Circle, by Linda Grant

The Dark Circle, by Linda Grant

A quirky cast of characters within the claustrophobic confines of a sanatorium, their lives on hold receiving treatment for a life-threatening disease – this novel holds the…

Do Not Say We Have Nothing, by Madeleine Thien

Do Not Say We Have Nothing, by Madeleine Thien

“But still the procession kept pushing inexorably forward. The people around her were weeping. At the front, the student leaders began to sing the Internationale.  Arise, slaves,…

First Love, by Gwendoline Riley

First Love, by Gwendoline Riley

First Love is only a short novel, at less than 200 pages, but it certainly packs a punch and leaves you with much to think about. The…

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist 2017!

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist 2017!

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the world. It is open to any full length novel written in…

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