Lisa Allen-Agostini is on the shortlist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2022 announced today, April 27, 2022.
The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious literary prizes first handed out in 1996. It is awarded annually to a female author of any nationality for the best original full-length novel written in English and published in the United Kingdom in the preceding year. Previous winners of the prize include Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Zadie Smith, and Ali Smith.
The panel of judges, announced on November 9, comprises Chair of Judges, Mary Ann Sieghart alongside award-winning journalist and editor Lorraine Candy; award-winning author and literary journalist Anita Sethi; global bestselling novelist, journalist, and podcaster Dorothy Koomson; and journalist, broadcaster, and author Pandora Sykes.
The panel revealed the longlist for the prize on March 8, International Women’s Day, before today’s shortlist was announced. The only writer of African descent on the list is;
- The Bread the Devil Knead, Lisa Allen-Agostini
Lisa Allen-Agostini tweeted, “Bless God! I am happy to report that my novel #TheBreadTheDevilKnead is on the #WomensPrizeForFiction shortlist. Thanks to @MyriadEditions for taking a chance on it and thanks to all the people who have bigged it up and included it in their book clubs and reviewed it.”
Watch the shortlist prize announcement below;
The winner of this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction will be awarded on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.