The Books on the Longlist for the Bailey's Prize for Women's Fiction 2016 ...

The Bailey’s Prize for Women’s Fiction is one of the UK’s premier literary awards.

(Yes – that Bailey’s – cheers!).

It is open to any female author who writes in the English language and the list usually has a good global representation and mix of ethnicities.

Some are names familiar to you but over half this year’s longlist are debut novelists – definitely something to be proud of.

The list of 20 will become 6 finalists with the prize winner being announced on June 7 in London.

1. A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson

A touching story about an old fashioned man who faces daily challenges in a rapidly modernizing world.

Buy at: amazon.com

Rush Oh! by Shirley Barrett