London - Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah has made the shortlist for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, which celebrates fiction written by a woman.
This year’s contesting books for the prize were reduced to from a twenty-strong longlist, to six authors, and includes one previous Orange Prize winner, one previously shortlisted author and three debut novelists.
Chair judge, Helen Fraser, describes the shortlist as, “brilliant, original and gripping.”
The winner will be announced on June 4
The six shortlist are :
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -Americanah
Hannah Kent – Burial Rites
Jhumpa Lahiri – The Lowland
Audrey Magee – The Undertaking
Eimear McBride – A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing
Donna Tartt – The Goldfinch
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