In preparation for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Readings at the Southbank Centre in June, I have made it my personal mission to read all of the shortlisted books (pictured above)! The event at the South Bank, London, sees all six shortlisted authors – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Eimear McBride, Jhumpa Lahiri, Hannah Kent, Audrey Magee and Donna Tart – read and discuss their work. It will be great to know what each novel is about so I have a greater understanding of the discussions, though I guess it will be equally as interesting not to read them all and see which ones take your fancy!
As Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the only author whose work I have read before (and I am currently almost finished Americanah, which has not let me down!) I am most excited to hear her talk. However, this may change as I read through the shortlist. I can’t wait to get through them all in the next couple of months!