Yewande Omotoso Longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

09 Mar 2017
Yewande Omotoso Longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

Congratulations to PEN SA member Yewande Omotoso, who has been longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Omotoso is longlisted for her latest novel The Woman Next Door.

South African writer Fiona Melrose has also been included on the longlist for her novel Midwinter. The winner will be announced on 7 June 2017.

“The judges had an unusually large number of books of extraordinary quality to choose from this year, and so I can’t say that it was an easy process to come up with a list as short as sixteen,” commented Tessa Ross, Chair of Judges. “However, we’re all thrilled by where we’ve ended up and truly excited by the quality and range of talent on this year’s longlist. It’s a great showcase for the very best contemporary women’s fiction – we hope that it will inspire readers everywhere.”

Read more about the longlist here.

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