Women's Prize for Fiction 2019 Longlist Announced


The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most respected, most celebrated and most successful literary awards in the world. An annual award, it celebrates the very best full length fiction written by women throughout the world. Through the initiatives and promotions set up by the WPFF, even appearing on the shortlist significantly boosts a novel’s sales and ensures an author’s work will be promoted in bookshops and libraries all over the world.

This year’s sixteen longlisted books span both new and well-established writers and a range of genres, including seven debut novels.

The 2019 longlist is:

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
Remembered by Yvonne Battle-Felton
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
The Pisces by Melissa Broder
Milkman by Anna Burns
Freshwater  by Akwaeke Emezi
Ordinary People by Diana Evans
Swan Song Kelleigh by Greenberg-Jephcott
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Number One Chinese by Restaurant Lillian Li
Bottled Goods by Sophie van Llewyn
Lost Children by Archive Valeria Luiselli
Praise Song for the Butterflies by Bernice L. McFadden
Circe by Madeline Miller
Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss
Normal People by Sally Rooney