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Meet the 2023 Women’s Prize for Fiction Judges

We’re delighted to reveal the mighty Women’s Prize for Fiction 2023 judging panel!

Chair of Judges, author and journalist Louise Minchin, is joined by award-winning novelist Rachel Joyce; author, journalist and podcaster Irenosen Okojie; bestselling author and journalist Bella Mackie and MP for Hampstead and Kilburn Tulip Siddiq.

Louise Minchin commented, ‘The Women’s Prize for Fiction is a hugely exciting and important landmark in the annual cultural calendar. To be chairing the 2023 prize is therefore a great honour for me. I can’t wait to delve into the rich and varied novels that are on offer, and, alongside my fellow judges, help to celebrate women’s stories, sharing them with readers worldwide.’

Meet the judges and find out what they’ll be looking for in a winning book in our behind-the-scenes video, recorded at The Laslett in London:

The longlist will be announced on 7th March 2023. Follow the judges’ journey @womensprize on InstagramFacebookTwitter and TikTok.

The Women's Prize Podcast


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