We should all be making an effort to read more female authors, so with that in mind here is the nominated longlist, and more recently announced shortlist for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction! There are some fantastic sounding books on this. I am particularly looking forward to reading The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (I have a soft spot for science fiction, particularly when gender issues are tackled!), and The Green Road by Anne Enright which has been on my to-read list for a while.
I can highly recommend two which have made the shortlist. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara is devastating and beautifully written, and it’s a popular one among Our Lady’s staff at the moment! The other is The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney, which is the first novel of this Irish writer, a thrilling read with lots of raw social commentary.
If you have read any on the list or are intrigued by any of the titles let us know in the comments! 😊 📚 ❤️