Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021 – Longlist


This year’s longlist of 16 books has both new and well-established writers and a range of genres and themes – family (twins and siblings, mother-daughter relationships); motherhood; rural poverty and isolation; addiction; identity and belonging; race and class; grief and happiness; coming-of-age and later life. The novels span a range of different global settings, from South London to Deep South; Ghana, Hong Kong, Barbados, Brooklyn and a fantasy realm.

The shortlist will be announced on 28 April.

We’re delighted that so many of our favourites have made the longlist!