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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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See the longlisted titles.

Applications will close at 12pm on 20 April 2022.


The Radio 2 Book Club with Steve Wright

The Radio 2 Book Club is part of Steve Wright In The Afternoon. Each month Steve will interview the chosen authors, as well as having brilliant guest stars and real-life listeners on the show to talk about the books too. The Book Club showcases the best in brand-new fiction, from dazzling debuts to blockbuster bestsellers.


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Hive and The Reading Agency

The Reading Agency loves books, in every form, and we know you do too. We love it when people borrow books in every format from their brilliant local libraries. We love it when reading groups get exclusive free proofs from our publisher partners. We love it when readers pick up a pre-loved book from a second-hand bookshop for a song. And we also love it when you buy yourself or someone else a brand new book from a high street bookshop. We also know that buying online is quick and convenient...

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