The Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction is awarded to the best full-length novel of the year written by a woman and published in the United Kingdom. From a longlist of twenty novels by some world’s most highly acclaimed female writers, the Bailey’s 2016 judging panel have announced the shortlist of six, in contention for the prize of £30,000.
This year there are three debut novels, Ruby, by American writer Cynthia Bond, The Improbability of Love by the much accomplished British writer Hannah Rothschild, and the much favoured, The Glorious Heresies by Irish writer Lisa McInerney.
The Green Road by Anne Enright, shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Award and A little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize are joined by American writer Elizabeth McKenzie’s The Portable Veblen in this year’s shortlist.
The winner will be announced in London on 8th June 2016.