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Zadie Smith on Granta and Women’s Prize for Fiction Lists

Zadie Smith on Granta and Women's Prize for Fiction Lists

The truly great Zadie Smith is up for the Women’s Prize for Fiction for her most recent novel, NW. Smith is also on Granta’s 2013 list of the 20 most promising British authors under 40–a list that this year is primarily women and is including authors of diverse backgrounds.

The Women’s Prize for Fiction winner will be announced on June 5. Below are the short list nominees for the Women’s Prize for Fiction as well as the women writers on the 2013 Granta list. 

The Women’s Prize for Fiction 2013 Short List:

Kate Atkinson – Life After Life

A M Homes – May We Be Forgiven

Barbara Kingsolver – Flight Behaviour

Hilary Mantel – Bring Up the Bodies

Maria Semple – Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Zadie Smith – NW

Granta’s 2013 Promising British Authors under 40:

Naomi Alderman

Tahmima Anam

Jenni Fagan

Xiaolu Guo

Sarah Hall

Joanna Kavenna

Nadifa Mohamed

Helen Oyeyemi

Taiye Selasi

Kamila Shamsie

Zadie Smith

Hilary Mantel and Zadie Smith up for women’s fiction prize
(BBC News)

Granta list celebrates fresh crop of British novelists (The

Granta list of top young novelists is female-dominated and
(The Guardian)

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