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Best women’s fiction of 2015

April 23, 2015

Formerly called the Orange Prize after the previous sponsor, the finalists for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction were announced recently.

Launched in 1996, the Prize is awarded annually and celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world. The winner receives a cheque for £30,000 (NZ$58, 400) and a limited edition bronze known as a ‘Bessie’, created by the artist Grizel Niven. Both are anonymously endowed.

The 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist is:

Rachel Cusk – Outline

Laline Paull – The Bees

Kamila Shamsie – A God in Every Stone

Ali Smith – How To Be Both

Anne Tyler – A Spool of Blue Thread

Sarah Waters – The Paying Guests

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