Here Is the 2016 Baileys Prize Longlist

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The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, formerly the Orange Prize, is one of the most celebrated awards in UK literature. Any woman writer who has published a book in the UK in English in the past year is eligible. Past winners have included Zadie Smith, Marilynne Robinson, and Barabara Kingsolver. This year’s longlist includes eleven debut novels and a self-published novel by Becky Chambers.

Congrats to all the authors who made the cut!

2016 Baileys Prize Longlist

A God In Ruins by Kate Atkinson (UK)

Rush Oh! by Shirley Barrett (Australia)

Ruby by Cynthia Bond (US)

The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks (Australia/US)

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers (US)

A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton (UK)

Whispering Through a Megaphone by Rachel Elliot (UK)

The Green Road by Anne Enright (Ireland)

The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah (Zimbabwe)

Gorsky by Vesna Goldsworthy (UK/Serbia)

The Anatomist’s Dream by Clio Gray (UK)

At Hawthorn Time by Melissa Harrison (UK)

Pleasantville by Attica Locke (US)

The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney (Ireland)

The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie (US)

Girl at War by Sara Nović (US)

The House on the Edge of the World by Julia Rochester (UK)

The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild (UK)

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout (US)

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (US)

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