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Women's Prize for Fiction 2021

One of the most respected, celebrated and successful literary awards in the world the Women's Prize for Fiction highlights and celebrates the very best writing by women for everyone.

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Women's Prize for Fiction 2021

Women's Prize for Fiction 2021: Women's Prize For Fiction 2021

Winner: Piranesi

British author Susanna Clarke has won the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction with her second novel Piranesi (Bloomsbury) at an awards ceremony in Bedford Square Gardens, central London.

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Shortlisted Books

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House

Cherie Jones

Hardback

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£15.29 £16.99

No One Is Talking About This

Patricia Lockwood

Hardback

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£13.49 £14.99

The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett

Paperback

In Stock

£9.00 £10.00

Transcendent Kingdom

Yaa Gyasi

Hardback

Not Available

Unsettled Ground

Claire Fuller

Hardback

Not Available

Longlisted Books

Because of You

Dawn French

Paperback

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£8.99 £9.99

Summer

Ali Smith

Hardback

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£15.29 £16.99

Small Pleasures

Clare Chambers

Paperback

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£8.99 £9.99

Nothing But Blue Sky

Kathleen MacMahon

Paperback

Not Available

Luster

Raven Leilani

Hardback

Not Available

Exciting Times

Naoise Dolan

Paperback

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

Detransition, Baby

Torrey Peters

Hardback

In Stock

£13.49 £14.99

Consent

Annabel (Author) Lyon

Hardback

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£13.49 £14.99

Burnt Sugar

Avni Doshi

Paperback

Not Available

The Golden Rule

Amanda Craig

Hardback

Not Available

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.