The shortlist for the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction was announced a few days ago. This year’s shortlist is made up of authors who have never been nominated for the prize before , with authors such as Susanna Clarke, Yaa Gyasi and Patricia Lockwood. The annual award that looks for an “outstanding, ambitious, original” novel by a woman features several stories about “lives you haven’t read about before”, said chair of judges Bernardine Evaristo, the Booker prize-winning novelist.1
Here are the books listed:
- The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
- How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones
- Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
- Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller
- No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood
- Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
The winner will be announced on Wednesday, July 7, where the female novelist will receive a cash prize of £30,000 award.
1Women’s prize for fiction shortlist entirely first-time nominees | Women’s prize for fiction | The Guardian
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I’ve only read Transcendent Kingdom so fat but the others look so good!
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