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Year of the Women Writers

In a special programme Ellah Allfrey, Sally Gardner, Sarah Hall, Lennie Goodings and James Runcie discuss with Mariella Frostrup why 2013 has been the Year of the Women Writers

Producer: Andrea Kidd.

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28 minutes

Prize Winning Female Authors 2013

Alice Munro

Noble Prize in Literature 2013


Lydia Davis

Man Booker International Prize 2013


Eleanor Catton

Man Booker Prize 2013 for ‘The Luminaries’


Michelle de Kretser

Australia’s Miles Franklin Award for ‘Questions of Travel’


Hilary Mantel

David Cohen Prize for lifetime achievement

Man Booker Prize Oct 2012 for ‘Bring Up The Bodies’

Costa Award 2012 for ‘Bring Up The Bodies’


Sally Gardner

CILIP Carnegie Medal for ‘Maggot Moon’

Costa Children’s Book Award for ‘Maggot Moon’


A M Holmes

Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction for ‘May We Be Forgiven’


Lucy Hughes-Hallett

The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction for ‘The Pike’


Katie Ward

Clarissa Luard Award


Sarah Hall

Named one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists 2013

BBC National Short Story Award for ‘Mrs Fox’


Ros Barber

The Desmond Eliot Prize for debut novel ‘The Marlowe Papers’


Angela Jackson

Edinburg International Book Festival First Book Award

for ’The Emergence of Judy Taylor’


VIRAGO Book Readings:

‘Daughters of the House’ by Michel Roberts

‘Union Street’ by Pat Barker

‘Surfacing’ by Margaret Atwood


Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner, published by Hot Key Books

Tinder by Sally Gardner published by Orion

Wings & Co - The Fairy Detective Agency Series by Sally Gardner, published by Orion

The Beautiful Indifference, short story collection by Sarah Hall, published by Faber

The Carhullan Army (Daughters of the North) by Sarah Hall, published by Faber

Electric Michelangelo by Sarah Hall, published by Faber

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo, published by Chatto & Windus

Girl Reading by Katie Ward, published by Virago




Role Contributor
Presenter Mariella Frostrup
Interviewed Guest Ellah Allfrey
Interviewed Guest Sally Gardner
Interviewed Guest Sarah Hall
Interviewed Guest James Runcie
Interviewed Guest Lennie Goodings
Producer Andrea Kidd


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