Irish author Kit de Waal on Women's Prize Longlist

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The Trick to TimeThe 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist was announced on International Women's Day, 8 March. We were delighted to see Kit de Waal's second novel The Trick to Time featured on the 16 strong longlist. Her debut novel, the excellent My Name is Leon proved popular amongst readers and The Trick to Time is definitely one on our must read shelf! Set in Birmingham in the 1970s, a young Irish couple, Mona and William meet, fall in love and marry but tragedy soon forces them apart. Years later Mona pieces together her memories of this time in an effort to come to terms with her grief.

The longlist also features one of last year's most talked about novels, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and the highly (and long) anticipated second novel from Arundhati Roy, author of much-loved God of Small Things.  Six debut novelists sit alongside established names such as Pulitzer Prize winning author Jennfier Egan, who won many fans for her 2010 novel A Visit from the Goon Squad. Nicola Barker's H(a)ppy has already been award the Goldsmith's Prize 2017 and will surely be in the running.

Here's the full longlist with links to our catalogue - happy reading:

Women's Prize longlist 2018

The books are also available to borrow as eBooks / eAudiobooks on BorrowBox

Women's Prize for Fiction 2018

The Women's Prize for Fiction, previously known as the Baileys Prize for Fiction until 2016 and the Orange Prize for Fiction between 1996 and 2012 – celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world.  The shortlist will be announced on 23 April and the winner on 6 June.

 

 

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