Celebrate the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction with two exclusive events in association with Grazia, Waterstones and Foyles
The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction is to host two special events in London, in the week of the 2017 winner announcement.
- Monday 5th June, 7:00pm: Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 Shortlist Readings in partnership with Waterstones, at Cadogan Hall
- Tuesday 6th June, 6.30pm: Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Book Club in partnership with Grazia, at Foyles, Charing Cross Road
Monday 5th June will see the return of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist Readings at the beautiful Cadogan Hall from 7.00pm. Presented in partnership with Waterstones ahead of the hotly anticipated announcement of the 2017 Baileys Prize winner, the one-off event is a unique chance to hear this year’s shortlisted authors reading and discussing their work with Tessa Ross, chair of the 2017 Baileys Prize judges.
On Tuesday 6th June, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, in partnership with Grazia, will host an exclusivepanel event at Foyles, Charing Cross Road featuring high profile and inspirational women including debut author, Katie Khan and author, memoirist and 2017 Baileys Prize judge, Aminatta Forna. Chaired by novelist and Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction co-founder, Kate Mosse, the panelists will share personal stories and anecdotes about the books by women they love and have influenced and shaped their lives. Ticket price includes a delicious Baileys Iced Coffee or Baileys Chocolate Luxe*.
Both events will be followed by a book signing.
The 2017 shortlist is Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀for Stay with Me, Naomi Alderman for The Power, Linda Grant for The Dark Circle, C.E. Morgan for The Sport of Kings, Gwendoline Riley for First Love and Madeleine Thien for Do Not Say We Have Nothing.
Now in its 22nd year, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction - the UK’s annual book award for fiction written by a woman - celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in writing from across the globe. For more information on these special Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 events, visit www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk.
Monday 5th June 2017: Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 Shortlist Readings
Venue: Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ
Details: An evening of readings and discussion with the authors shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017, chaired by Tessa Ross.
Tickets: Available from http://www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk/reading-room/events/baileys-prize-shortlist-readingsat £12
Tuesday 6th June 2016: The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Book Club in partnership with Grazia
Venue: The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road, London
Details: The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Book Club in partnership with Grazia present a special panel event on the eve of the 2017 winner announcement. Hosted by novelist and Baileys Prize co-founder Kate Mosse and featuring a variety of high profile, creative and inspirational women looking at the books by women that they love and have most influenced their lives. Followed by audience Q&A. A delicious Baileys Iced Coffee or Baileys Chocolat Luxe* is included in the ticket price.
* Over 18s only.
Tickets: Available from http://www.foyles.co.ukat £8 or £5 for Foyalty members.
For tickets and further information visit www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk and follow @BaileysPrize.
Notes to Editors:
BAILEYS Women’s Prize for Fiction
- In June 2013, the Prize announced a partnership with Baileys, the world’s first cream liqueur, with the first Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction being awarded in June 2014.
- In January 2017 the Prize announced a new sponsorship opportunity for 2018 and beyond. For further information contact Rachel Clarke at Kallaway - Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org.
- *The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction was known as the Orange Prize for Fiction between 1996 and 2012.
- The Prize honours the best full-length fiction written in the English language by a woman anywhere in the world and has an all-female judging panel.
- The Prize’s spokesperson is novelist and Women's Prize co-founder Kate Mosse, Harriet Hastings is Managing Director and Amanda Johnson is Project Director.
- The Prize’s Board comprises Joanna Prior (Chair), Harriet Hastings (Managing Director), Felicity Blunt (Company Secretary), Annie Coleman, Hannah Griffiths, Karen Jones CBE, Louise Jury, Martha Lane Fox CBE, Nicola Mendelsohn CBE, Arzu Tahsin and Syl Saller (CMO, Diageo). Together they are responsible for the overall management and direction of the Prize and the sponsorship arrangements.
- The Prize’s Advisory Council comprises Kate Mosse OBE, Clare Alexander, Jane Gregory (co-founder), Susan Sandon and Carole Welch.
- The Prize’s Patrons are: Dame Gillian Beer DBE, Rosie Boycott, Liz Calder, Shami Chakrabarti CBE, Helen Fraser CBE, Fi Glover, Daisy Goodwin, Muriel Gray, Bettany Hughes, Paula Kahn, Martha Kearney, Jude Kelly OBE, Helena Kennedy, Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws QC FRSA, Kirsty Lang, Sue MacGregor CBE, Sheena McDonald, Dame Jenni Murray DBE, Penny Perrick, Dame Gail Rebuck DBE, Miranda Richardson, Gillian Shephard, Baroness Shephard of Northwold, Ahdaf Soueif, Sandi Toksvig, Polly Toynbee, Joanna Trollope OBE and Lola Young, Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE.
- In November 2015, a celebration marking the 20th anniversary of the Women’s Prize for Fiction saw Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, winner of the Prize in 2007, named ‘Best of the Best’ of the winners of the second decade of the Prize.
- Andrea Levy was named ‘Best of the Best’ of the first decade of the Prize in 2005 for her novel Small Island, which won the Women's Prize in 2004.
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