Revealing the 2019 Women’s Prize judges…

Photo of the 2019 Women's Prize judging panel

We’re delighted to announce the fantastic 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction judging panel.

Chair of Judges, Professor Kate Williams, author and historian, is joined by Arifa Akbar, journalist and critic; Dolly Alderton, columnist, broadcaster and author; Leyla Hussein, campaigner and psychotherapist and digital entrepreneur Sarah Wood.

Professor Kate Williams said: “I am very honoured to be chairing the judging panel for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction alongside such an incredible and inspiring group of women. The works of female writers continue to move, challenge and entertain us – as well as open up new perspectives onto our world. At this point in history, the need for different kinds of voices is more pressing than ever, and I’m looking forward to discussing this year’s nominated books with my fellow judges.”

Want to find out what makes this year’s judges tick? Watch the below video and get to know them a little better.

Follow our brilliant judges’ progress on Twitter and Instagram as they embark on the enormous task of reading all of the entries, whittling them down to a longlist of sixteen and a shortlist of six, before finally choosing the winner of the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction, which will be awarded at a ceremony on June 5th 2018.

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.