Women's Prize For Fiction 2017by The Daily Eye Team April 5 2017, 2:19 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 42 secs
The 2017 shortlist for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction has been announced, featuring six novels by female authors writing in English from across the globe. Set up in 1996, the award - now in its 22nd year - champions excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing. This year’s shortlisted nominees include one debut author, Nigeria’s Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀, as well as one previous winner, Linda Grant, who triumphed in 2000 with When I Lived in Modern Times. The prize also counts the likes of Zadie Smith, Lionel Shriver and Eimear McBridge among its past winners. The all-female judging panel is composed this year of Sam Baker, Katie Derham, Aminatta Forna, and Sara Pascoe and chaired by the CEO of House Productions, Tessa Ross.