Shortlist Book Club Online

Event details

Monday 22nd May 2023


Join us for the 2023 Women’s Prize Shortlist Book Club online! Over three evenings in May, join host Kate Mosse, the six shortlisted authors and a line-up of celebrated actors for a joyous celebration of women’s writing.

Featuring readings from the shortlisted novels, candid chat from the authors, and your chance to shape the conversation, this is the ultimate book club.

This year we want you to get even more involved! From all over the world, you’ve been reading along with the judges and discovering this year’s books – and now it’s time to have your say. Share your questions for the authors – or simply an interesting take on one of the books – and it may be featured on the night. Either enter your question when prompted on the order form or email it to info@womensprizeforfiction.co.uk, with the subject line SHORTLIST BOOK CLUB.

And if you’d like to delve into the books’ themes ahead of the event, look out for our bespoke reading guides, which will be shared with all ticketholders ahead of the event.

Full line-up details will be announced over the coming months. And in the meantime, get reading, stock up on snacks and settle in for three nights of inspiring book chat with readers from around the world…

Psst – you can add a copy of one (or all) of the 2023 shortlisted books to your ticket, courtesy of our partners Bookshop.org, with 10% of the sale going to support indie bookshops. Plus you’ll save on postage costs.

Date: 22nd – 24th of May

Tickets: From £10

Location: Online


Each shortlisted book will be paired with a world-class actor, who will perform an exclusive reading.

Monday 22nd May 2023, 7.00pm BST: Barbara Kingsolver + Priscilla Morris, chaired by Kate Mosse, featuring readings from Juliet Stevenson and Charlie Thurston

Tuesday 23rd May 2023, 7.00pm BST: Maggie O’Farrell + Jacqueline Crooks, chaired by Kate Mosse, featuring readings from Lashana Lynch and Tanya Reynolds

Wednesday 24th May 2023, 7.00pm BST: Louise Kennedy + Laline Paull, chaired by Kate Mosse, featuring readings from Caitríona Balfe and Indira Varma

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You can buy a single night ticket for £10 or get access to all three nights for £25. All tickets include a catch-up link.

Once you have bought a ticket, on each day of the programme you will receive an automatic Eventbrite email containing a new Zoom link allowing you to access that night’s event. If you are unable to attend live, you will receive an email with the viewing link the day after the live event, so you can watch on catch-up.

The Women’s Prize Trust’s mission is to change the world through books by women, opening up pathways into reading and writing for the storytellers and booklovers of tomorrow. When booking your Women’s Prize LIVE ticket, you’ll be invited to add a £5, £10 or £20 donation to your ticket. Every donation contributes towards our work with underrepresented writers and readers from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Refunds are available up to 48 hours before the day of each event.

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