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Women's Prize for Fiction 2021
The Women’s Prize for Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious annual book award celebrating and honouring fiction by women. The Prize celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women in English from throughout the world. These 16 novels have been chosen by the judges as the 2021 longlist. Find out more about the list. Let us know what you think of the books on Twitter and Instagram using @readingagency and @womensprize.
Booker Prize 2021
The Booker Prize is the leading literary prize for literary fiction written in English. These 13 books have been chosen by the judges as the 2021 longlist. Find out more about the list. Let us know what you think of the books on Twitter and Instagram using @readingagency and @TheBookerPrizes.
Books for Pride
Together with the team at Damian Barr’s Literary Salon, we put together a special reading list celebrating LGBTQ+ voices and stories for Pride Month. Some of the writers have appeared at the Salon and others are folks they’d loved to welcome. The stories are as diverse as our community and we hope they inspire and uplift you. There are some great picks from Damian Barr and lots more! Check out the booklist on Bookshop.org. Let us know what you think of the books on Twitter and Instagram using @readingagency.
We’ve collected together some of our previous booklists on a variety of themes and topics. Take a look to find your next read.