Featuring Dolly Alderton, Bettany Hughes, Scarlett Curtis, Joanna Trollope and Kate Mosse

The Women’s Prize for Fiction along with partner Baileys have launched a brand-new series of podcasts produced by Fremantle, available to listen to via Acast now. Episodes will feature discussions from its sell-out Book Bar events as well as interviews and readings with the shortlisted authors and the 2019 winner.

The six-part podcast, presented by author of the Forgotten Women series and Editor at Vice, Zing Tsjeng, features live content recorded from thought provoking discussions, inspiring readings and exclusive interviews with all the authors featured in this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist.

Episodes will be released weekly starting today with ‘Thinking Pink’ on what feminism means to millennials with Dolly Alderton, Scarlett Curtis and Clarissa Pabi.

WPFF Founder Director Kate Mosse, said: “Excellence, imagination, originality, the WPFF is all about honouring and celebrating inspirational women’s voices and writing from all over the world.  Our new podcast series – featuring exceptional brilliant women from the worlds of creativity, business, writing, technology, research and leadership – is a wonderful way for the Prize to communicate & engage even more widely with audiences.”

Diageo Chief Marketing Officer Syl Saller, comments; “We’re so proud to support the Women’s Prize for Fiction and share the Prize’s passion for shining a light on truly remarkable women. We want to play a part in getting more brilliant books written by women, into the hands of people around the world – so are thrilled to launch the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction podcast. The podcast will be bringing discussion, inspiration and more female voices to listeners globally – and I can’t wait to tune in.” 


Timings and podcast themes are as follows:


Thinking Pink: What Feminism Means to Millennials (available now)

  • Journalist, bestselling author and 2019 judge Dolly Alderton, feminist campaigner Scarlett Curtis and producer of the Mostly Lit podcast Clarissa Pabi join best-selling author Kate Mosse to chat about what the F-word means to millennials today and share some of the feminist books that have inspired them.


Women Mean Business (available 17.05.19)

  • Digital Entrepreneur and 2019 judge Sarah Wood, founder of the Black British Business Awards Melanie Eusebe, Jess Butcher MBE, Co-Founder of Tick & Blippar and tech entrepreneur Sharmadean Reid MBE, founder of WAH Nails and Beautystack, join Kate Mosse to talk about the female authors and books that played a part in their incredible success, and how women are reshaping the world of work today.


Women Writers Revisited (available 24.05.19)

  • A one-off live version of Women’s Prize for Fiction’s hugely popular new online feature Women Writers Revisited, journalist, theatre critic and 2019 judge Arifa Akbar, previous winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction Linda Grant, and novelist Joanna Trollope discuss the overlooked or ‘forgotten’ female writers who have inspired them.


Unsung Heroines of History (available 31.05.19)

  • Author, broadcaster and Chair of 2019 judges Professor Kate Williams, specialist in European colonial and post-colonial History Professor Olivette Otele and author, broadcaster and Classicist Bettany Hughes join Kate Mosse to discuss inspirational women from history, including those who have been unjustly written out of the narrative.


2019 Shortlist (available 05.06.19)

  • Live readings from and interviews with Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlisted authors:
  • Anna Burns – Milkman
  • Tayari Jones – An American Marriage
  • Oyinkan Braithwaite – My Sister the Serial Killer
  • Diana Evans – Ordinary People
  • Pat Barker – The Silence of the Girls
  • Madeline Miller – Circe


2019 Winner (available 07.06.19)

  • Exclusive interview with the Women’s Prize for Fiction winner


To listen to The Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast in partnership with Baileys, produced by Fremantle, visit https://aca.st/f682e5.

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