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Podcast: Women’s Prize for Fiction – Still Necessary?

Our latest episode is in anticipation of the Women’s Prize for Fiction (also known as the Bailey’s Prize). In this episode, Amanda and Adiba discuss why the Women’s Prize for Fiction came about, and the criticism that it has often garnered. They consider whether the prize is still necessary today, and discuss women’s roles within the literary industry in general.

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The books discussed in this podcast are as follows:

Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan

Stay With Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀

The Dark Circle by Linda Grant

The Power by Naomi Alderman

First Love by Gwendoline Riley

You can check out our thoughts on the books, and interviews with the authors below:

Stay With Me: What is Motherhood Worth?

The Power: What Happens When Women Rule the World?

First Love: A Cryptic Snapshot Into an Abusive Relationship

Linda Grant on X-Ray Campaigns, Anti-Semitism, and The Dark Circle

Do Not Say We Have Nothing: A Reader’s Reflections

Coming Soon:

The Sport of Kings: The Tyrannical Reign of Powerful, White Men

 The Dark Circle: Love and Rebellion in the time of TB

Interview with Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀


Women’s literary prizes are ‘problematic’ says Lionel Shriver

How Many Women’s Prize for Fiction Winners Have You Read?

Music: Ukelele  – bensound

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