The 2014 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist has just been announced.
The shortlisted books are:
- The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
- A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride
- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
- Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
- Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- The Undertaking by Audrey Magee
I predicted three out of six correctly, but am quite shocked that Booker Prize winning The Luminaries didn’t make the cut. It is also disappointing that my two personal favourites, The Signature of All Things and Eleven Days, failed to make it through.
Overall it’s a strong list, but I expect A Girl is A Half-Formed Thing to take the winning spot.