book2book

  booktrade.info

Search Booktrade.info:  


Tuesday 29th July

Book2book Home Book Trade News Trade Announcements Bestseller Lists About Booktrade.info

Donna Tartt Bookie's Favourite To Win The Baileys Women's Prize For Fiction 2014

Posted at 6:58PM Thursday 29 May 2014

With the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction only six days away, the latest odds from bookmakers William Hill have American author Donna Tartt as odds-on favourite with her third novel, The Goldfinch. This is the second time Donna Tartt has been shortlisted for the Prize* – she was also shortlisted in 2003 for The Little Friend.

Second favourite at 3/1 is Nigerian writer and previous Orange Prize for Fiction winner, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, for her third novel, Americanah. Adichie previously won the Orange Prize in 2007 for her second novel, Half of a Yellow Sun, and was also shortlisted in 2004 for her first novel, Purple Hibiscus.

Joint third favourites at 5/1 are Australian author, Hannah Kent, for her first novel Burial Rites, and Irish writer, Eimear McBride, with her debut novel A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing.

In joint fourth place at 6/1 are British/American author Jhumpa Lahiri, for The Lowland and debut Irish writer, Audrey Magee for The Undertaking.

Donna Tartt – The Goldfinch 2/1

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Americanah  3/1

Hannah Kent – Burial Rites 5/1

Eimear McBride – A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing  5/1

Jhumpa Lahiri – The Lowland  6/1

Audrey Magee – The Undertaking   6/1

Set up in 1996 to celebrate and promote international fiction by women throughout the world to the widest range of readers possible, the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction is awarded for the best novel of the year written by a woman. Any woman writing in English – whatever her nationality, country of residence, age or subject matter – is eligible.

The winner of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction – in this, the Prize's nineteenth year - will be presented with a cheque for £30,000 and a limited edition bronze statue known as 'the Bessie', created by artist Grizel Niven. Both are anonymously endowed.

The award ceremony will take place on 4th June 2014 in The Clore Ballroom of the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London.  

   




Get book trade news by email

Daily book trade headlines and breaking publishing news by email - just £3 a month. Click on the Subscribe button below to sign up now

Find out more


Search the news archive:
 






More Book Trade News

Kirklees Considers 'Nuclear Option' As UK Libraries Holocaust Continues
www.teleread.com

The West Yorkshire town of Kirklees is contemplating closure of all but two of its 26 libraries

Google Is Helping James Frey Build A Multimedia Sci-fi Juggernaut
www.theverge.com

'Endgame' blends print, film, gaming, and a global treasure hunt

Kim Kardashian Publishing A Selfie Book
guardianlv.com

The reality star is taking it to another level

App Businesses Not Making Enough To Survive
goodereader.com

Every day there are hundreds of new titles fighting for our attention

Eisner Awards Go To Saga Author Brian K Vaughan
www.theguardian.com

Comics world's most prestigious prizes also go to Matt Fraction, Chip Zdarsky and Rutu Modan

Locals In Leonardo Sciascia's Sicily Town Fight Planned Sale Of His House
www.theguardian.com

Italian writer, who died 25 years ago, lived in Racalmuto, where residents are campaigning for his former house to be saved

Account Sign-In

Most Popular Stories

  1. Dragon Slayers Nab £100,000 For A 4pc Slice Of Their Kids Publishing Start-up
  2. Kirklees Considers 'Nuclear Option' As UK Libraries Holocaust Continues
  3. Read Or Dead: Is This The End For The Ereader?
  4. Google Is Helping James Frey Build A Multimedia Sci-fi Juggernaut
  5. Britain's First Young Adult Literature Convention - Report
  6. Kim Kardashian Publishing A Selfie Book
  7. Surprising Self-Publishing Statistics
  8. NASA Quietly Building An Ebook Empire
  9. Blue Peter Book Awards 2015 - Call For Submissions
  10. Nine Million Fewer Books Are Given As Gifts In 2013