Appropriately for International Women’s Day, the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist has been announced.
The longlisted books are:
2016 Chair of Judges Margaret Mountford said of this year’s longlist: “We had a hugely enjoyable and stimulating meeting, as there were a great many strong novels in contention. We are delighted with the quality, the imaginative scope and the ambition of our chosen books, a longlist which reflects the judges’ interests and tastes. We hope readers will enjoy the variety of outstanding work on offer.”
The judges now have the difficult task of choosing just six titles for the shortlist before finally choosing the winner which will be announced at an awards ceremony held in the Royal Festival Hall, London on 8th June 2016.