Women’s Prize Live: 2021 Virtual Shortlist Festival

Event details

Monday 14th Jun 2021


The Women’s Prize Trust is delighted to present the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction fully digital shortlist events.

Shortlist readings and exclusive author interviews, with readings from actors Zawe Ashton, Hayley Atwell, Jade Anouka, Jordan Stephens, Ruth Negga + Juliet Stevenson

Following the success of our shortlist readings, our much-loved digital events are back for 2021!

We’ll be showcasing two authors per night on Monday 14th, Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th June. Each event will feature well-known actors reading extracts from the shortlisted books. You will also have the opportunity to ask the authors questions in live Q&A sessions each night, chaired by Kate Mosse, Founder Director of the Women’s Prize for Fiction and bestselling novelist.

Your £12 pass will buy you access to all three events in the series:

Monday 14th June 2021, 7.30pm BST: Brit Bennett + Susanna Clarke, chaired by Kate Mosse, featuring readings from actors Ruth Negga + Jordan Stephens

Tuesday 15th June 2021, 7.30pm BST: Yaa Gyasi + Claire Fuller, chaired by Kate Mosse, featuring readings from actors Zawe Ashton + Juliet Stevenson

Wednesday 16th June, 7.30pm BST: Patricia Lockwood + Cherie Jones, chaired by Kate Mosse, featuring readings from actors Hayley Atwell + Jade Anouka

You can buy a £12 ticket pass for all three events, and you can add a copy of our Women’s Prize Journal, which celebrates 25 years of the Prize, to your purchase.

You can also buy a ticket along with a copy of a 2021 shortlisted book, courtesy of our partners Waterstones.

You are invited to make a donation to the Women’s Prize Trust, to support our work championing the very best writing by women for everyone.

*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.

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