Congratulations to Ali Smith for winning the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction with her novel 'How to Be Both'. The last twelve months have seen Smith win numerous accolades for her story including the 2014 Costa Novel Award, as well as being shortlisted for such prizes as the Folio Prize and the 2014 Man Booker.
In 'How to Be Both' two tales of love and injustice twist into a singular yarn where time gets timeless, structural gets playful, knowing gets mysterious, fictional gets real - and all life's givens get given a second chance.Learn more
Congratulations to Akhil Sharma on winning the Folio Prize. Now in it's second year, the Folio Prize is a celebration of the English language, open to fiction works written in English and published in the UK.
Honest, heart-wrenching and darkly comic, Akhil Sharma's 'Family Life' is the beautifully told story of a boy torn between duty and survival..Learn more
2015 Shortlist Announced
Shortlisted for the Folio Prize 2015 Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015 'Winter bouquets should be offered to the clever and stylish Rachel Cusk: her novel Outline is smoothly accomplished, and fascinating both on the surface and in its depths.' Hilary Mantel, Guardian A woman writer goes to...
Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015 Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize for New Fiction 2015 Enter a whole new world, in this thrilling debut novel set entirely within a beehive. Born into the lowest class of her society, Flora 717 is a sanitation bee, only fit to clean her orchard hive.
Summer, 1914. Young Englishwoman Vivian Rose Spencer is in an ancient land, about to discover the Temple of Zeus, the call of adventure, and love. Thousands of miles away a twenty-year-old Pathan, Qayyum Gul, is learning about brotherhood and loyalty in the British Indian army. Summer, 1915. Viv has been separated...
Magical (Sunday Times) Radical, dazzling . . . Those writers making doomy predictions about the death of the novel should read Smith's re-imagined novel/s, and take note of the life it contains (Independent) How to be both is a demanding, restless, brain-ache of a book that is simultaneously a delight and a...
**Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015** Sunday Times bestseller ‘It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon…’ This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she and Red fell in love that day in July 1959. The whole family on the porch, relaxed, half-listening as their...
'There came the splash of water and the rub of heels as Mrs Barber stepped into the tub. After that there was a silence, broken only by the occasional echoey plink of drips from the tap... 'Frances had been picturing her lodgers in purely mercenary terms - as something like two great waddling shillings. But this, she...
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