When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife

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The Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist Celebrates Excellence of Women Writers

Previously known as the Bailey’s Prize for Fiction (2013-2016) and the Orange Prize for Fiction (1996-2012), the Women’s Prize for Fiction announced their 2018 shortlist. The award celebrates “excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world.”

The shortlist, which includes three debut novelists, is as follows (with bonus links when possible):

The Idiot by Elif Batuman (our review)
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
Sight by Jessie Greengrass
When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife by Meena Kandasamy
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie (part of our 2017 Great Book Preview)
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward (The Millions’ interview with Ward)

2018 International Dylan Thomas Prize Longlist Announced

 


The International Dylan Thomas Prize has announced their 2018 longlist. Named after Dylan Thomas, who died at 39, the prize is awarded for the best literary work published in English by an author aged 39 or under. The 12-book longlist included eight novels, two short story collections, and two volumes of poetry.

Here are the 2018 longlist nominees:

Stay With Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀
Kumukanda by Kayo Chingonyi
When I Hit You by Meena Kandasamy
The Blood Miracles by Lisa McInerney
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado (Our interview with Machado)
Elmet by Fiona Mozley (Shortlisted for the Booker Prize)
First Love by Gwendoline Riley
Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney (The Millions’ review)
Idaho by Emily Ruskovich
My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent
Attrib. and Other Stories by Eley Williams
On Trust: A Book of Lies by James Womack

The shortlist will be revealed at the end of March, and the winner will be announced on May 10, 2018.

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