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Shortlist Announced for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020

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The shortlist has been announced for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020. Hilary Mantel is probably the favourite with the third instalment of her Thomas Cromwell trilogy, The Mirror and the Light, but the list is packed full of some big-name and popular writers such as Maggie O’Farrell and Booker Prize winning Bernardine Evaristo.

The full shortlist:

A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel

Hamnet by Maggie O’ Farrell

Weather by Jenny Offill

Dominicana by Angie Cruz

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

Chair of the judges Martha Lane Fox commented on the list, “We are all living in challenging, sad, and complex times so incredible stories provide hope, a moment of escape and a point of connection now more than ever. Choosing the shortlist was tough—we went slowly and carefully and passions ran high—just as you would want in such a process. But we are all so proud of these books—all readers will find solace if they pick one up.”

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