International Women’s Day is here and we’re celebrating with the Women’s Prize for Fiction…

We think women should be celebrating 365 days a year – why settle for just one day? But it does make sense to have one dedicated day every year to amplify the celebrations and that’s TODAY!

We’re all about books so we’e got together with our friends at the Women’s Prize for Fiction to give you the chance to WIN the whole Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist for 2019 – no less than 16 of the finest new books from the best female writers. Well. that’s your TBR sorted!

This time, there are no less than seven first-time authors in the running, as well as the first ever non-binary writer to be nominated for the longlist, Nigerian-born Akwaeke Emezi. Here’s the complete list…

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker, Remembered by Yvonne Battle-Felton, My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite, The Pisces by Melissa Broder, Milkman by Anna Burns, Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi, Ordinary People by Diana Evans, Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lilian Li, Bottled Goods by Sophie van Llewyn. Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli, Praise Songs for the Butterflies by Bernice L. McFadden, Circe by Madeline Miller, Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss, Normal People by Sally Rooney.

This year’s prize longlist was selected by a panel of judges have read a total of 170 books between them to come up with the selection. That’s a LOT of tea, coffee and maybe wine!

And this year, for the very first time, YOU can support the Women’s Prize for Fiction and help to inspire the writers and readers of tomorrow. ‘Our new Patrons scheme will enable us to do more to champion women’s voices and put books into readers’ hands,’ explain the WPFF team, and you’ll also have an opportunity play an active role in the future of the prize. More about the Women’s Prize for Fiction Patrons Circle here.

So how can you win the shortlist and celebrate International Women’s Day with the Women’s Prize for Fiction? Follow Reading in Heels on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter – like the photo post and tag your most booky friend in the comments – AND don’t forget to retweet/share the post hashtagged with #womensprizeforfiction. That’s it! The competition closes Friday 15th March at MIDNIGHT!