2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Women’s Prize for Fiction. The Prize was established in 1996 to celebrate and promote fiction by female authors written in English to the widest range of readers possible. Blake Morgan is delighted to continue its support of the Prize and the championing of women’s voices.
This year, the Chair of Judges for the Women’s Prize for Fiction will be businesswoman, philanthropist and public servant Martha Lane Fox, who will be joined by writer and activist Scarlett Curtis; Melanie Eusebe, co-founder of the Black British Business Awards; Viv Groskop, author and comedian; and international bestselling author Paula Hawkins.
Key Dates for Women’s Prize 2020
- 3 March – longlist announcement/celebration of International Women’s Day
- 22 April – shortlist announcement
- 3 June – winner announcement and awards ceremony
We are also hoping that there will also be evenings where excerpts of the shortlisted books will be read. Keep an eye on the Women’s Prize website for tickets when they’re released.
For those who are not able to go to these live events, Women’s Prize has set up a series of podcasts. The Women’s Prize podcast is a great way of making sure that any women and men who love reading and who want to engage with the Prize can do so.
So far, Women’s Prize has released 6 episodes of its podcast which feature inspiring live readings and exclusive interviews with all the authors featured in last year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist. We believe even more podcasts are planned this year, which is very exciting. The podcast is available on all major podcast platforms including Spotify and Acast.
We look forward to each of the Prize announcements and listening to the new podcasts over the next few months. Good luck to the nominees!
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