It's The Bailey's Women's Prize For Fiction Longlist! And The Grazia First Chapter Competition!

07 March 2014 by

Huge news in the world of women's writing: The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman, has today announced the 2014 longlist.

It's a brilliant prize, judged by brilliant women like Mary Beard, writer Denise Mina, the amazing Caitlin Moran, BBC Broadcaster and Journalist Sophie Raworth, and Helen Fraser, the Chair of the competition.

Excitingly for Grazia, we're involved too - April 2014 will be the third year we launch our fantastic First Chapter Competition where you the reader - and potentially writer - get to write a short story to be judged by award-winning novelists and Grazia staff.

The winning story gets £1000, their story printed in Grazia,  a set of the 2014 shortlisted books - and possibly the start of a career as a novelist!

More news to follow, but in the meantime (in no order) here is this year's Baileys Women's Prize For Fiction Longlist

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah (Fourth Estate)

Margaret Atwood, MaddAddam (Bloomsbury)

Suzanne Berne, The Dogs of Littlefield (Fig Tree)

Fatima Bhutto, The Shadow of the Crescent Moon (Viking)

Claire Cameron, The Bear (Harvill Secker)

Lea Carpenter, Eleven Days (Two Roads)

M.J. Carter, The Strangler Vine (Fig Tree)

Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries (Granta)

Deborah Kay Davies, Reasons She Goes to the Woods (Oneworld)

Elizabeth Gilbert, The Signature of All Things (Bloomsbury)

Hannah Kent, Burial Rites (Picador)

Rachel Kushner, The Flamethrowers (Harvill Secker)

Jhumpa Lahiri, The Lowland (Bloomsbury)

Audrey Magee, The Undertaking (Atlantic Books)

Eimear McBride, A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing (Gallery Beggar Press)

Charlotte Mendelson, Almost English (Mantle)

Anna Quindlen, Still Life with Bread Crumbs (Hutchinson)

Elizabeth Strout, The Burgess Boys (Simon and Schuster)

Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch (Little, Brown)

Evie Wyld, All The Birds, Singing (Jonathan Cape)



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