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One of the most prestigious literary awards in the world. It celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world.
One of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, the Women’s Prize for Fiction was known as the Orange Prize for Fiction between 1996 and 2012 and the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction between 2014 and 2017. It celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world.
The winner receives a cheque for £30,000, anonymously endowed, and a limited edition bronze statuette known as the ‘Bessie’, created and donated by the artist Grizel Niven.
Key dates for 2021:
Longlist Announced: 10th March 6PM
Shortlist Announced: 28th April
Winner Announced: 7th July
Find everything you need to know about the Prize on the Women's Prize for Fiction website: https://www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk, from how the judges are selected to how the winning novel is chosen.
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