Bernardine Evaristo, Anne Enright and Deepa Anappara longlisted for Women’s Prize for Fiction

Booker-winning Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo, Actress by Anne Enright, and Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara are all longlisted.


Three Penguin books have been named on the longlist for this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction, the UK’s most prestigious annual book award celebrating women’s fiction: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo, Actress by Anne Enright, and Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara.

Bernardine Evaristo’s bestselling Girl, Woman, Other was named as one of the two winners of last year’s Booker Prize, alongside The Testaments by Margaret Atwood. The story follows a cast of twelve characters on their personal journeys through this country and the last hundred years, and has been described as ‘beautifully interwoven stories of identity, race, womanhood, and the realities of modern Britain’ (Nicola Sturgeon).


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