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Margaret Atwood, Annie Proulx among authors on the 2017 Baileys Prize longlist

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction announced its 2017 longlist on March 8. A shortlist of six novels will be selected from the pool on April 3, before the winner is announced on June 7.

books Updated: Jul 20, 2017 11:50 IST
The list this year features 16 titles –culled from 189 submissions.
The list this year features 16 titles –culled from 189 submissions.

On International Women’s Day, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction announced its 2017 longlist. The list this year features 16 titles –culled from 189 submissions – including books by literary giants such as Margaret Atwood and Annie Proulx.

Part of Vintage’s Hogarth Shakespeare project, Atwood’s novel is a modern retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest while Barkskins by Proulx – set in 17th century France – tells the story of the descendants of two Frenchmen over a period of 300 years.

The debut works in the running for the £30,000 award are Emma Flint’s Little Deaths, Fiona Melrose’s Midwinter and Ayobami Adebayo’s Stay With Me. A shortlist of six novels will be selected from the pool and revealed on April 3, before the winner is announced on June 7.

The prestigious annual prize is awarded to a female author every year, for a work of fiction written in English. Previous years’ winners include Lisa McInerney’s Glorious Heresies, Ali Smith How To Be Both, and Eimear McBride for A Girl is a Half-formed Thing.

The longlisted novels for 2017 are:

Stay With Me, Ayobami Adebayo

The Power, Naomi Alderman

Hag-Seed, Margaret Atwood

Little Deaths, Emma Flint

The Mare, Mary Gaitskill

The Dark Circle, Linda Grant

The Lesser Bohemians, Eimear McBride

Midwinter, Fiona Melrose

The Sport of Kings, C.E. Morgan

The Woman Next Door, Yewande Omotoso

The Lonely Hearts Hotel, Heather O’Neill

The Essex Serpent, Sarah Perry

Barkskins, Annie Proulx

First Love, Gwendoline Riley

Do Not Say We Have Nothing, Madeleine Thien

The Gustav Sonata, Rose Tremain

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