Every year I post two literary prize wishlists in the sure fire knowledge that few if any of those wishes will be fulfilled. That said, they’re fun to do and I always like to see what other readers would like the judges to plump for. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is the one I care about most, the longlist for which will be announced on Tuesday, 7th March. Only novels written by women in English published between April 1st 2022 and March 31st 2023 qualify. I’ve followed the same format as previous years, limiting myself to novels I’ve read and would love the judges to pick. So, in no particular order here’s my wishlist for the 2023 Women’s Prize for Fiction, all with links to my reviews apart from The Anniversary which I’ll be reviewing shortly.
As usual, several of the novels above appear more in hope than expectation but I’d be delighted if any one of these 15 snags the judges’ attention. Fingers firmly crossed. Any titles that you’d love to see on the longlist?
If you’d like to see Bookish Becks’s extensive list of wishes and predictions click here. She’s much better at setting out the rules than I am.
Given Kate Mosse’s announcement a few weeks ago, a new non-fiction Women’s Prize is likely to be launched next year although I’ll be sticking to fiction. You can read more about the organisers’ plans here.
a few weeks ago, a new non-fiction Women’s Prize is likely to be launched next year although I’ll be sticking to fiction. You can read more about the organisers’ plans here.