Here Is the 2016 Baileys Prize Shortlist

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. The six finalists this year include three authors from the US, two from Ireland, and one from the UK.

Congrats to all the authors who made the shortlist!

Cynthia Bond: Ruby (US)
Anne Enright: The Green Road (Ireland)
Lisa McInerney: The Glorious Heresies (Ireland)
Elizabeth McKenzie: The Portable Veblen (US)
Hannah Rothschild: The Improbability of Love (UK)
Hanya Yanagihara: A Little Life (US)

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