This years short list for the Bailey Women’s Prize for Fiction is dominated by debut authors. Formerly known as the Orange Prize for Fiction, the winner receives a £30,000 prize. Books must be written in English by a woman to be eligible for the award, no matter their geographical location, age or subject of their writing.
The short listed books and authors are:
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Americanah (Fourth Estate)
Hannah Kent – Burial Rites (Picador)
Jhumpa Lahiri – The Lowland(Bloomsbury)
Audrey Magee – The Undertaking (Atlantic Books)
Eimear McBride – A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing
(Galley Beggar/Faber and Faber)
Donna Tartt – The Goldfinch (Little, Brown)
Find out more about the prize and the books on the BBC News website.