Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist Miniseries │ Introduction

I’m back! It’s been a couple of weeks but I’m pleased to say I have completed yet another year of University👏🏻. This year was particularly challenging and I am proud of myself for pushing through. For anyone who found this last year (academic calendar) tough, whether you are in education or not, you should congratulate yourself, you survived and that in of itself is an achievement.

With my newfound freedom I’ve decided to set myself a goal – read the Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist for 2021 and select a winner. The judges for this year’s competition will be revealing the winner on the 7th July, and before then I hope to create a miniseries reviewing the books as I go along. I’ve never done this before and I’m very excited to see where it will take me!

In short the Women’s Prize for Fiction is a competition celebrating and honouring fiction written by women. More information can be found on the website which I highly suggest you check out.
This years shortlist includes:

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
No one is talking about this by Patricia Lockwood
Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller
Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
How the One Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

My first review will be on Patricia Lockwood’s No one is talking about this, so make sure to follow! As for the rest of the shortlist, I’m not sure what order I’m going to read them in so I’ll leave that as a surprise.

If any of you have read the shortlist titles make sure to let me know how you found them in the comments, and I hope you find my thoughts to come interesting.

Happy reading,

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