Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction short list released

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.

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