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The 2014 Baileys Womens Prize for Fiction Longlist

The 2014 longlist for one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, the BAILEY’S Women’s Prize for Fiction – previously known as the Orange Prize for Fiction – has been announced. The award celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing, and this year’s longlist features six debut writers as well as two previous winners.

BAILEY'S PrizeClick on each book’s title for more information:

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood; The Dogs of Littlefield by Suzanne Berne; The Shadow of the Crescent Moon by Fatima Bhutto; The Bear by Claire Cameron; Eleven Days by Lea Carpenter; The Strangler Vine by M.J. Carter; The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton; Reasons She Goes to the Woods by Deborah Kay Davies; The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert; Burial Rites by Hannah Kent; The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner; The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri; The Undertaking by Audrey Magee; A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride; Almost English by Charlotte Mendelson; Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen; The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout; The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt; All The Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld
The winner will be announced on  June 4, 2014.