Bernardine Evaristo’s Booker-winning novel, , , has been shortlisted for 2020’s £30,000 Women’s Prize for Fiction.

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– Dominicana by Angie Cruz
– Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
– A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes
– The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel
– Hamnet by Maggie O’ Farrell
– Weather by Jenny Offill

For its 25th year, the prize has been celebrating the milestone with a digital book club, #ReadingWomen, asking readers to take on the challenge of reading each of the previous Women’s Prize-winning novels ahead of a public vote choosing a “Winner of Winners”.

The prize is next planning to host a “deep dive into the six shortlisted books” and a “behind-the-scenes look at the judging process” via video conferencing platform Zoom on 6th May with Women’s Prize founder director Kate Mosse. Owing to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s shortlist readings have been postponed and will now be held at the Southbank Centre on 8th September 2020.

The award ceremony has been postponed from June to September.

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