Women’s Prize For Fiction Long List 2018

The Women’s Prize for Fiction announced their long list for 2018 last night. Check out the article from The Guardian here.

The long list:

H(A)PPY H(A)PPY by Nicola Barker

The Idiot The Idiot by Elif Batuman

Three Things About Elsie Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon

Miss Burma Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig

Manhattan Beach Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar

Sight Sight by Jessie Greengrass

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife by Meena Kandasamy

Elmet Elmet by Fiona Mozley

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

See What I Have Done See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

A Boy in Winter A Boy in Winter by Rachel Seiffert

Home Fire Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

The Trick to Time The Trick to Time by Kit de Waal

Sing, Unburied, Sing Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

I’m sorry to say I haven’t read any of these books. I bought Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine last month so I guess now is the perfect time to read it. I aim to read at least 5 books from the long list.

Have you read any of these? Will you be reading any of them?


9 thoughts on “Women’s Prize For Fiction Long List 2018

  1. I’ve read Sing, Unburied, Sing which is a powerful & painful read, Home Fire, which is a clever retelling of the classic myth Antigone in contemporary times, it made me want to read of Kamile Shamsie’s work and I’m currently read Three Things About Elsie which is like watching an old fashioned English comedy, touching, funny and about to become sad I think, but a beautiful light read.
    I like reading about other cultures, so the one I’m most intrigued about, especially as it’s inspired by events in the lives of the authors mother and grandmother, is Miss Burma.
    Sight and A Boy in Winter have been highly recommended, likely to be quite literary reads and I’m kind of keen to read The Mermaid because I love a little bit of magical realism noa and then!

  2. I’m with you – I haven’t read anything from this list and have Eleanor Oliphant sitting on the shelf (the book I mean, not the ‘woman’). But I figure I’ve got until June 6th to dive into a few and pick a potential prize-winner…

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