Behind the scenes at the longlist judging meeting

The 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist has now been revealed, check out the sixteen brilliant longlisted books here.

Chaired by CEO of House Productions Tessa Ross, our fantastic judging panel whittled down over 150 novels to reach this year’s sixteen longlisted books. Our judges this year include comedian, actor and author Sara Pascoe, novelist and essayist Aminatta Forna, journalist and author Sam Baker and leading broadcaster Katie Derham.

Judge Katie Derham enjoying a pre-judging meeting cup of tea with Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Co-Founder Kate Mosse. 2017 Chair of Judges Tessa Ross’ impressive filing system to keep track of her Prize reading.

Judges Sara Pascoe and Sam Baker discuss the the contenders for the 2017 longlist with Chair Tessa Ross.

To see the 2017 longlist click here, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram to be the first to know when the shortlist is announced!

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