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Kent shortlisted for Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

Australian author Hannah Kent has been shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel Burial Rites (Picador).

The full shortlist was announced in the UK on 8 April.

The shortlisted titles are:

  • Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Fourth Estate)
  • Burial Rites (Hannah Kent, Picador)
  • The Lowland (Jhumpa Lahiri, Bloomsbury)
  • The Undertaking (Audrey Magee, A&U)
  • A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing (Eimear McBride, Text)
  • The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt, Abacus).


The shortlisted titles were chosen from 20 longlisted titles that included New Zealand author Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries (Granta) and UK-based Australian author Evie Wylde’s All the Birds, Singing (Vintage).

Helen Fraser, the chair of judges, said the shortlist was ‘brilliant, original and gripping’.

The winner of the £30,000 (approximately A$54,000) prize will be announced in London on 4 June 2014.



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