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Comedy Women In Print Prize 2022/23

The Published Novel longlist for the Comedy Women in Print Prize (CWIP) is announced today (Wednesday 21st December), comprising a range of satire, sharp wit and dark humour from both established names and debut writers and showcases the evolution of original witty women’s writing.

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2022/23 Published Longlist
2022/23 Published Shortlist

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Comedy Women In Print Prize 2022/23: The 2022/23 Published Longlist

Longlisted Books

Love Marriage

Monica Ali

Hardback

Not Available

One Day I Shall Astonish the World

Nina Stibbe

Hardback

In Stock

£13.49 £14.99

Did You Miss Me?

Sophia Money-Coutts

Paperback

In Stock

£8.99 £9.99

The Exhibitionist

Charlotte Mendelson

Hardback

In Stock

£15.29 £16.99

Wahala

Nikki May

Hardback

In Stock

£13.49 £14.99

Sorrow and Bliss

Meg Mason

Paperback

In Stock

£8.99 £9.99

Are We Having Fun Yet?

Lucy Mangan

Paperback

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

The Lock In

Phoebe Luckhurst

Paperback

In Stock

£8.99 £9.99

Impossible

Sarah Lotz

Hardback

In Stock

£13.49 £14.99

Again, Rachel

Marian Keyes

Hardback

In Stock

£18.00 £20.00

Lessons in Chemistry

Bonnie Garmus

Paperback

In Stock

£8.99 £9.99

Factory Girls

Michelle Gallen

Hardback

In Stock

£15.29 £16.99

The Writing on the Wall

Jenny Eclair

Paperback

In Stock

£7.19 £7.99

Either/Or

Elif Batuman

Hardback

In Stock

£15.29 £16.99

The Startup Wife

Tahmima Anam

Paperback

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

Sedating Elaine

Dawn Winter

Hardback

In Stock

£13.49 £14.99

Comedy Women In Print Prize 2022/23: The 2022/23 Published Shortlist

Shortlisted Books

Love Marriage

Monica Ali

Paperback

In Stock

£8.99 £9.99

The Startup Wife

Tahmima Anam

Paperback

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

Factory Girls

Michelle Gallen

Hardback

In Stock

£15.29 £16.99

Lessons in Chemistry

Bonnie Garmus

Paperback

In Stock

£8.99 £9.99

Impossible

Sarah Lotz

Paperback

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

The Lock In

Phoebe Luckhurst

Paperback

In Stock

£8.99 £9.99

Wahala

Nikki May

Paperback

In Stock

£8.99 £9.99

The Exhibitionist

Charlotte Mendelson

Paperback

In Stock

£8.99 £9.99

This year’s judges of CWIP’s published category include comedy actor Susie Blake; comedian Arabella Weir, broadcaster, and head judge Angie Greaves as well as national treasure Anita Dobson, actor, and presenter Michelle de Swarte. Unpublished judges include Ab Fab comedy actor and writer Llewella Gideon, Journalist Liz Hoggard and last year’s unpublished winner Rebecca Rogers. Short story judges include comedian Olga Koch, fiction author and ‘i’ columnist Chris Manby as well as publishing professionals from Farrago and HarperFiction. A full list of judges can be found at: https://www.comedywomeninprint.co.uk/

The brainchild of award-winning comedian Helen Lederer, Comedy Women in Print (CWIP) will celebrate and support female comedy writers.

Comedy writing is a powerful tool, yet comedy writing by women is under-acknowledged. The prize will bring forward the next generation of female talent as well as shine a light on women who have an established comedy writing career. Female comedy writing can be given a respected place within the canvas of British wit on the page.  

More needs to be done to celebrate the achievements of women excelling in this field and to nurture and support the diverse voices of the next generation of witty female writers.

There has never been a more expedient time to support the witty voices of women.

For more information, visit www.comedywomeninprint.co.uk. You can also follow the prize on social media @CWIPprize