The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize), which celebrates the best novels written by women around the world, announced their longlist last week. There are a handful of debuts on the list. Some of them, like Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries and Hannah Kent’s Burial Rites, have made it on to other prize lists. I will look at three that are less well known.
These authors come from Pakistan, the US and Ireland. One of the things I like about this prize’s list is that it is a way to discover new writers from around the globe.