Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist 2014

Earlier this evening, the shortlist for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2014 was announced – by Vine!

Just in case you didn’t catch that, the shortlist is as follows:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Americanah
Hannah Kent – Burial Rites
Jhumpa Lahiri – The Lowland
Audrey Magee – The Undertaking
Eimear McBride – A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing
Donna Tartt – The Goldfinch

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Rob is really pleased that The Goldfinch has made it onto the shortlist – he loved it when he read it a few months ago.  He was also a fan of The Lowland, when we read the opening section for our Man Booker Prize ‘samples’ podcast. I’m thrilled that Burial Rites has made it this far, although I’m a little surprised (disappointed?) not to see The Luminaries, the opening of which really grabbed me, both in terms of style and content.

This looks like a great shortlist; we’ll certainly be reading more of these and chatting through our thoughts and predictions via the podcast, just before the announcement of the winning novel, on 4th June.


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