Meet the Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlisted authors - plus Gillian Anderson + Jason Isaacs!

The much loved Women's Prize for Fiction Virtual Showcase is back. Gather your book-loving friends, stock up on snacks and sign up to three evenings of inspiring book chat alongside fellow readers from around the world. 

The Women’s Prize is hosting three nights of exciting live virtual events – and they are offering LoveReading readers a 10% discount to join in the celebration! Buy your ticket now > using the following code: LOVEREADING10

Do you want to be in with a chance of winning all of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2022 shortlist? Click here to find out how to enter our competition. The draw closes on the 30th May.

'Wonderful events, inspirational women . . . Can we do this again next year, Women’s Prize?' - 2021 virtual festival attendee

Join Kate Mosse, six shortlisted authors and a host of celebrated actors, including Gillian Anderson and Jason Isaacs, for three unmissable literary events. Featuring readings from the 2022 shortlisted novels, candid conversations and the opportunity to put your questions to the authors, this is the ultimate celebration of women's writing!

Hosted by bestselling author and Women's Prize Co-Founder Director Kate Mosse, each evening you’ll get to hear six inspiring shortlisted authors, delve into their writing journeys and get the chance to put your burning questions to them live.

Each shortlisted book has been paired with a world-class actor, who will perform an exclusive reading. This year's actors include Gillian Anderson fresh from series three of Sex Education, brining Meg Mason's Sorrow and Bliss to life, and Harry Potter star Jason Isaacs reading from Ruth Ozeki's The Book of Form and Emptiness.

The special 10% discount can be applied to the single tickets (normally priced at £10), or to a bundle of 3 tickets (usually at £25).

Monday 23rd May 2022, 7.30pm BST: Elif Shafak + Meg Mason, featuring readings from Gillian Anderson and another world-class actor TBA

Tuesday 24th May 2022, 7.30pm BST: Maggie Shipstead + Lisa Allen-Agostini, featuring readings from well-known actors TBA

Wednesday 25th May 2022, 7.30pm BST: Ruth Ozeki + Louise Erdrich, featuring readings from Jason Isaacs and another world-class actor TBA

Please consider adding a donation to the Women's Prize Trust to your ticket. This will help to develop a global community of women writers and readers, reducing social isolation and enhancing mental health and wellbeing. The Women’s Prize Trust is a registered charity (1181253).

*Once you have bought a ticket, on each day of the programme you will receive an automatic Eventbrite email containing a new Zoom link allowing you to access that night's event.

If you cannot attend at the time of the event, an email with a viewing link will be sent to all ticket holders the morning after the live event, so you can watch on catch up.

Refunds are available up to 48 hours before the day of the event.

The Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist was announced on the 8th March,with the winner due to be announced on the 15th June. Click here to find out more about the longlist and shortlisted title, and here to read more about this year's judges. 

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