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Baileys women’s prize for fiction longlist revealed

Shami Chakrabarti reveals Baileys women’s prize for fiction longlist | Books | The Guardian

Shami Chakrabarti is chair of the judges for this year’s Baileys women’s prize for fiction. Photograph: Roger Askew/Rex

The women’s prize for fiction, established to redress the tendency by literary awards to overlook writing by women, is now in its 20th year, but chair of this year’s judges Shami Chakrabarti believes we are “still nowhere near where we should be” when it comes to literary recognition for women.

Announcing a longlist of 20 titles for the Baileys women’s prize for fiction, which runs the gamut from literary works by the likes of Ali Smith, Anne Tyler, Kamila Shamsie, Sarah Waters and Rachel Cusk to dystopian science fiction and thrillers, the Liberty director was adamant that there is still a place for a literary award focusing on women’s fiction.


The women’s prize for fiction was launched in the wake of the judges’ failure to shortlist a single female author for the Booker prize of 1991. Literary figures led by the author Kate Mosse discovered that “by 1992, only 10% of novelists shortlisted for the Booker prize had been women”; by 1996, their plan to launch an award solely for women had come to fruition.


The award is open to novels written in English by women from anywhere in the world, provided they are published in the UK, and is intended to reward “excellence, originality and accessibility in writing”. Chakrabarti said there had been a “very strong showing of UK writers”, on this year’s longlist.

The winner will be announced on 3 June, following the unveiling of the shortlist on 13 April. The award has previously honoured writers including Eimear McBride, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Zadie Smith and Andrea Levy…

Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist 2015:

  • Outline by Rachel Cusk (Faber and Faber) – British – 8th novel
  • Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans (Doubleday) – British – 4th novel
  • Aren’t We Sisters? by Patricia Ferguson (Penguin) – British – 8th novel
  • I Am China by Xiaolu Guo (Chatto & Windus) – Chinese/ British – 6th novel
  • Dear Thief by Samantha Harvey (Jonathan Cape) – British – 3rd novel
  • Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey (Viking) – British – 1st novel
  • Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel (Picado) – Canadian – 4th novel
  • The Offering by Grace McCleen (Sceptre) – British – 3rd novel
  • The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman (Chatto & Windus) – British/American – 3rd novel
  • The Girl Who Was Saturday Night by Heather O’Neill (Quercus) – Canadian – 2nd novel
  • The Bees by Laline Paull (Fourth Estate) – British – 1st novel
  • The Table of Less Valued Knights by Marie Phillips (Jonathan Cape) – British – 2nd Novel
  • The Walk Home by Rachel Seiffert (Virago) – British – 3rd novel
  • A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie (Bloomsbury) – Pakistani/British – 6th novel
  • How to be Both by Ali Smith (Hamish Hamilton) – British – 6th novel
  • The Shore by Sara Taylor (William Heinemann) – American – 1st novel
  • A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler (Chatto & Windus) – American – 20th novel
  • The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters (Virago) – British – 6th novel
  • After Before by Jemma Wayne (Legend Press) – British – 1st novel
  • The Life of a Banana by PP Wong (Legend Press) – British – 1st novel

Shami Chakrabarti reveals Baileys women’s prize for fiction longlist | Books | The Guardian.

Man Booker Prize 2014 Longlist

The first Man Booker prize longlist to include American authors has divided headline writers into those who prefer “Commonwealth writers edged out” and those who have chosen “Donna Tartt snubbed”.

Of the 13 novelists on the longlist, four are American—Siri Hustvedt, Joshua Ferris, Karen Joy Fowler and Richard Powers—six are British, two are Irish and just one is a Commonwealth writer, from Australia. This means there are no Caribbean or African authors up for the award…

First awarded in 1969, the Man Booker prize was, until this year, open only to novels by writers from Britain and the Commonwealth, Ireland and Zimbabwe. At the end of 2013 entry was opened up to writers of any nationality, writing originally in English and published in Britain.

The judges considered 154 novels, of which 44 were by authors who are now eligible under the new rules. Commonwealth submissions totalled 31 this year, compared with 43 in 2013.

All the Booker Prize longlisters are below:

Man Booker prize 2014: Longlist, long faces | The Economist.

2012 Best Translated Book Awards Longlist Released

2012 Best Translated Book Awards were announced.  This is the fifth year for the BTBA, which launched in 2007 as a way of highlighting the best works of international literature published in the U.S. in the previous year.

The 2012 BTBA Fiction Longlist (in alphabetical order by author):

Leeches by David Albahari
Translated from the Serbian by Ellen Elias-Bursać
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

My Two Worlds by Sergio Chejfec
Translated from the Spanish by Margaret B. Carson
(Open Letter)

Demolishing Nisard by Eric Chevillard
Translated from the French by Jordan Stump
(Dalkey Archive Press)

Private Property by Paule Constant
Translated from the French by Margot Miller and France Grenaudier-Klijn
(University of Nebraska Press)

Lightning by Jean Echenoz
Translated from the French by Linda Coverdale
(New Press)

Zone by Mathias Énard
Translated from the French by Charlotte Mandell
(Open Letter)

Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion? by Johan Harstad
Translated from the Norwegian by Deborah Dawkin
(Seven Stories)

Upstaged by Jacques Jouet
Translated from the French by Leland de la Durantaye
(Dalkey Archive Press)

Fiasco by Imre Kertész
Translated from the Hungarian by Tim Wilkinson
(Melville House)

Montecore by Jonas Hassen Khemiri
Translated from the Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles

Kornél Esti by Dezső Kosztolányi
Translated from the Hungarian by Bernard Adams
(New Directions)

I Am a Japanese Writer by Dany Laferrière
Translated from the French by David Homel
(Douglas & MacIntyre)

Suicide by Edouard Levé
Translated from the French by Jan Steyn
(Dalkey Archive Press)

New Finnish Grammar by Diego Marani
Translated from the Italian by Judith Landry

Purgatory by Tomás Eloy Martínez
Translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne

Stone Upon Stone by Wiesław Myśliwski
Translated from the Polish by Bill Johnston
(Archipelago Books)

Scenes from Village Life by Amos Oz
Translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

The Shadow-Boxing Woman by Inka Parei
Translated from the German by Katy Derbyshire
(Seagull Books)

Funeral for a Dog by Thomas Pletzinger
Translated from the German by Ross Benjamin
(W.W. Norton)

Scars by Juan José Saer
Translated from the Spanish by Steve Dolph
(Open Letter)

Kafka’s Leopards by Moacyr Scliar
Translated from the Portuguese by Thomas O. Beebee
(Texas Tech University Press)

Seven Years by Peter Stamm
Translated from the German by Michael Hofmann
(Other Press)

The Truth about Marie by Jean-Philippe Toussaint
Translated from the French by Matthew B. Smith
(Dalkey Archive Press)

In Red by Magdalena Tulli
Translated from the Polish by Bill Johnston
(Archipelago Books)

Never Any End to Paris by Enrique Vila-Matas
Translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean
(New Directions)


Three Percent: And Here It Is: The BTBA 2012 Fiction Longlist.

2010 Giller Prize Longlist


The 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize jury announced its longlist on Tuesday, September 6. This is the 18th year of the prize and a record-breaking number of books were submitted by publishers across the country, a total of 143. This year’s jury is made up of: award-winning Canadian writer and 2009 Giller finalist Annabel Lyon; American author, memoirist and Guggenheim fellow Howard Norman; and acclaimed UK playwright and prize-winning novelist Andrew O’Hagan.

For the first time ever, the Scotiabank Giller Prize invited the public to choose a book for the longlist. The Readers’ Choice contest received more than 4,000 entries from passionate readers arguing their case for a favourite book. The Readers’ Choice selection was Extensions by Myrna Day, a debut novel published by Newest Press.

Bezmozgis, David | The Free World
Blaise, Clark | The Meagre Tarmac
Christie, Michael | The Beggar’s Garden
Coady, Lynn | The Antagonist
deWitt, Patrick | The Sisters Brothers
Dey, Myrna | Extensions
Edugyan, Esi | Half-Blood Blues
Endicott, Marina | The Little Shadows
Gartner, Zsuzsi | Better Living Through Plastic Explosives
Gunn, Genni | Solitaria
Holdstock, Pauline | Into the Heart of the Country
Johnston, Wayne | A World Elsewhere
Laferrière, Dany (trans. David Homel) | The Return
Mayr, Suzette | Monoceros
Ondaatje, Michael | The Cat’s Table
Vanderhaeghe, Guy | A Good Man
Zentner, Alexi | Touch

2011 Giller Prize Longlist – Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Biography dominates Samuel Johson prize longlist (Guardian.co.uk)



The shortlist will be revealed on 14 June, with the winner announced on 6 July.

The longlist in full:

Tolstoy by Rosamund Bartlett

Afghantsy by Rodric Braithwaite

Through the Language Glass by Guy Deutscher

The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund De Waal

Mao’s Great Famine by Frank Dikötter

Caravaggio by Andrew Graham Dixon

Liberty’s Exiles by Maya Jasanoff

Capitalism 4.0 by Anatole Kaletsky

Scott-land: The Man Who Invented a Nation by Stuart Kelly

People Who Eat Darkness by Richard Lloyd Parry

The Bridge by David Remnick

The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley

Bismarck: A Life by Jonathan Steinberg

Reprobates by John Stubbs

Storyteller: The Life of Roald Dahl by Donald Sturrock

Bomber County by Daniel Swift

Sex Before the Sexual Revolution by Simon Szreter and Kate Fisher

Amexica: War Along The Borderline by Ed Vulliamy

via Biography dominates Samuel Johson prize longlist | Books | guardian.co.uk.