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Sarah Waters, shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for The Paying Guests

Women's Prize
Author Sarah Waters, shortlisted for the 2015 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction
LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 03: Author Sarah Waters, shortlisted for the 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for The Paying Guests (Virago) pictured ahead of tonight’s winner announcement at London’s Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday 3 June 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for DIAGEO)

Sarah Waters shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2015 with The Paying Guests.

We are delighted to announce that The Paying Guests has been shortlisted for this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.

The Paying Guests was chosen from a longlist of twenty books by a panel of judges chaired by Shami Chakrabarti (Director of Liberty) and including Channel 4 News presenter Cathy Newman, and the novelist and poet Helen Dunmore.

The winner will be announced on the 3rd June 2015.

Launched in 1996, the Prize is awarded annually and celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world. The winner receives a cheque for £30,000 and a limited edition bronze known as a ‘Bessie’, created by the artist Grizel Niven.

For more information on the award, see here.