Hard as it may seem to credit, it’s already nearly time for the announcement of The Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist: Wednesday, 10th March is the date to add to your jam-packed diary. Only novels written by women in English published between April 1st 2020 and March 31st 2021 qualify. Over the past few years I’ve failed miserably in predicting what took the judges’ fancy but truth be told I’d much prefer to indulge myself with a fantasy list than speculate as to what they might think. What follows, then, is entirely subjective, wishes rather than predictions. I’ve followed the same format as previous years, limiting myself to novels that I’ve read. So, in no particular order here’s my wish list for the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction, all with links to my reviews.
As usual, several of the novels above appear more in hope than expectation but I’d be delighted if any one of these fifteen snags the judges’ attention. Fingers firmly crossed. Any titles that you’d love to see on the judges’ list?
If you’d like to see another blogger’s list, Bookish Beck’s is here. She’s more in the business of predictions than me.