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Shadow the Women's Prize for Fiction 2022 Shortlist

We have the exciting opportunity for six reading groups to shadow the shortlist of the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2022. Each group will receive a set of copies of one shortlisted book, which they will need to read and review by 8 June 2022 before the winner is announced on 15 June 2022.

Groups will be selected and books will be sent following the shortlist announcement on 27 April 2022 with a questionnaire to fill in. All questionnaires will need to be returned before the winner announcement .

All groups are welcome to apply, and we are particularly looking for groups with male members or will invite men to take part in this opportunity as we are interested in seeing how this affects their view on women’s fiction and being part of a reading group.

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Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

See the longlisted titles.

Applications will close at 12pm on 20 April 2022.


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