The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious annual book award for fiction written by a woman.
Founded in 1996, the Prize was set up to celebrate excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women throughout the world.The following books have been shortlisted for this year. Congratulations to the winner, Lisa McInerney for The Glorious Heresies. You can buy the book here in Australia and here in the UK.
Ephram Jennings has never forgotten the beautiful girl with the long braids running through the piney woods of Liberty, their small East Texas town. Young Ruby Bell, "the kind of pretty it hurt to look at," has suffered beyond imagining, so as soon as she can, she flees suffocating Liberty for the bright pull of 1950s New York. Ruby quickly winds her way into the ripe center of the city-the darkened piano bars and hidden alleyways of the Village-all the while hoping for a glimpse of the red hair and green eyes of her mother. When a telegram from her cousin forces her to return home, thirty-year-old Ruby finds herself reliving the devastating violence of her girlhood. Meanwhile, Ephram must choose between loyalty to the sister who raised him and the chance for a life with the woman he has loved since he was a boy. Buy the book here.
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