Bennett, Gyasi, Lockwood on 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist
The six-title shortlist for the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction has been announced and includes three books published by Penguin Random House imprints in the U.S. Now in its 26th year, this UK-based annual award celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women throughout the world. The winner, who receives £30,000 (about $41,730) and a limited edition bronze figurine, will be named in a virtual ceremony on July 7.
- Brit Bennett’s THE VANISHING HALF (Riverhead)
- Yaa Gyasi’s TRANSCENDENT KINGDOM (Knopf)
- Patricia Lockwood’s NO ONE IS TAKLING ABOUT THIS (Riverhead)
The following finalist is published by Penguin Random House UK:
- Claire Fuller’s Unsettled Ground (Fig Tree)
To view the complete shortlist for the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction, click here.