The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction – the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman—announces its shortlist. The winner of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2015 will receive a cheque for £30,000 and a limited edition bronze award known as a ‘Bessie’ – both are anonymously endowed.
The winner will be announced June 3, 2015.
The Bees by Laline Paull [Ecco]
Outline by Rachel Cusk [Faber & Faber]
How to Be Both by Ali Smith [Penguin]
A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie [Bloomsbury]
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler [Knopf]
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters [Riverhead]
A God in Every Stone, A Spool of Blue Thread, Ali Smith, Anne Tyler, How to Be Both, Kamila Shamsie, Laline Paull, Outline, Rachel Cusk, Sarah Waters, The Bees, The Paying Guests
“She had the swagger of a girl. She blushed like a boy. She had a girl’s toughness. She had a boy’s gentleness. She was a meaty as a girl. She was as graceful as a boy. Ash was as brave and handsome and rough as a girl. She was as pretty and delicate and dainty as a boy. She turned girls’ heads like a boy. She made love like a boy. She made love like a girl. She was so boyish it was girlish, so girlish it was boyish, she made me want to rove the world writing our names on every tree. I had simply never found anyone so right. ”
–girl meets boy by ali smith
Ali Smith, Girl Meets Boy
I will not allow the world I touch to be vanilla.
This conversation was one of the reasons that Eve had married Michael. He had seemed a man with whom the right kind of dialogue would be possible.
—The Accidental by Ali Smith
People have called me a slut. But I’ve realized a slut is just a woman with the morals of a man.
—The People I’ve Slept With
No matter how unhappy you think you are, a new wife won’t solve it. Because a new wife soon becomes an old wife.
—The Social Climber’s Handbook by Molly Jong-Fast
Ali Smith, Casino Jack, Molly Jong-Fast, The Accidental, The People I've Slept With, The Social Climber's Handbook
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