Now we are six!

The six shortlisted books are as follows:

The winner will be announced on Wednesday 7th July

The Vanishing Half

The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and…

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Piranesi

Piranesi lives in the House. Perhaps he always has. In his notebooks, day after day, he makes a clear and…

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Unsettled Ground

What if the life you have always known is taken from you in an instant? What would you do to…

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Transcendent Kingdom

As a child Gifty would ask her parents to tell the story of their journey from Ghana to Alabama, seeking…

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How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House

In Baxter’s Beach, Barbados, Lala’s grandmother Wilma tells the story of the one-armed sister, a cautionary tale about what happens…

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No One is Talking About This

A woman known for her viral social media posts travels the world speaking to her adoring fans, her entire existence…

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The 26th winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction will be announced on Wednesday 7th July.

Join all six of shortlisted authors, hosted by Kate Mosse, at the 2021 Virtual Shortlist Festival. Get your tickets now >

Watch the virtual announcement below with our brilliant judges and listen to them read from the shortlisted books: