n Without Prejudice - Death knell - book lists : lifestyle books




The Bailey's Prize for Women's Fiction is a controversial animal. Originally the "Orange" prize, it was started as a reaction to the fact that - despite writing prolifically and well - women were simply not winning fiction prizes. Perceiving this (I would argue correctly) as a function of patriarchy, a group of literary women founded a prize that would showcase the literary fiction of women writers.

This month Gail Schimmel reviews a few novels:
by Emma Healey
by Heather O'Neil
by Sarah Waters
PP Wong's
by Patricia Ferguson


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