2016 Shortlist Reviews

To celebrate the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, we invited some well-known book-lovers to review this year’s brilliant shortlist. Read on to find out what they thought.


Laura Bates

The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie


Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones

The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild


Jane Shepherdson

A Little Life by Hanya Yangihara


Natalie Haynes

The Green Road by Anne Enright

Sophie Raworth

Ruby by Cynthia Bond

Leyla Hussein

The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney

The Women's Prize Podcast

Tune into host Vick Hope and a line-up of incredible guests on our weekly podcast full of unmissable book recommendations.