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Book Prizes I’m Interested in for 2020

Last year I read the longlist for the Women's Prize for Fiction in its entirety, and will hopefully be doing the same again this year, but I wanted to have a think about other prizes I could select books from, and this is a list of ones I'm currently interested in.  1. Women's Prize for… Continue reading Book Prizes I’m Interested in for 2020

Reimagining the Women's Prize

Book Review – The Book of Colour

Publisher: Vintage Cover Images: Alexandre-François Desportes & Phillipe Blackburn Format: Paperback Pages: 180 Rating: 3/5 Book Depository: Paperback Content Warnings: Racism; violence; abuse; scenes of a sexual nature Julia Blackburn writes a memoir on behalf of her father and grandfather, outlining their experiences in the Seychelles, Mauritius and England, where they have struggled to come to terms with their respective identities following… Continue reading Book Review – The Book of Colour

Reimagining the Women's Prize

Project Announcement – Reading the Women’s Prize Past to Present

Today I am announcing a long-term project for myself in an attempt to understand the passing changes in popular themes in fiction throughout the past twenty five years that the women's prize for fiction has been running. My aim will be to read the longlist from each year, review each book on here, and subsequently… Continue reading Project Announcement – Reading the Women’s Prize Past to Present

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – An American Marriage

  Publisher: Oneworld Publications Format: Paperback Pages: 306 Rating: 2/5 Book Depository: Paperback Content Warnings: Institutional racism; abuse; violence   Celestial and Roy have not been married long before Roy is arrested and jailed for a rape he did not commit. He is sentenced to twelve years in prison, which for an already struggling couple, is an eternity. The question… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – An American Marriage

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Number One Chinese Restaurant

  Publisher: ONE Format: Hardback Pages: 329 Rating: 3/5 Book Depository: Paperback // Hardback   Beneath the everyday comings and goings of the Beijing Duck House in Maryland, there is a web of complex family relationships and messy feelings. When Johnny Han decides to take drastic measures to open his own fusion restaurant and turn his back on his late father's… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Number One Chinese Restaurant

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Lost Children Archive

  Publisher: 4th Estate Format: Hardback Pages: 377 Rating: 3/5 Book Depository: Hardback   A married couple embark on a journey from New York to Arizona with their children from previous relationships. The husband wishes to research the Apaches, but the wife wishes to research lost migrant children and find her friend's two lost daughters. There is an overwhelming sense… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Lost Children Archive

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Praise Song for the Butterflies

  Publisher: Jacaranda Format: Hardback Pages: 264 Rating: 5/5 Book Depository: Hardback   Abeo is a happy, healthy nine year old living in West Africa with her loving parents. She is comfortable and safe. That is, until her father falls victim to a string of bad luck. Then Abeo's life changes forever. Her father takes her to a shrine to… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Praise Song for the Butterflies