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Women’s Prize for Nonfiction 2024 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the inaugural Women’s Prize for Nonfiction, worth £30,000 (A$58,000), has been announced.

The six titles shortlisted for the award are:

  • Thunderclap: A memoir of art and life and sudden death (Laura Cumming, Chatto & Windus)
  • Doppelganger: A trip into the mirror world (Naomi Klein, Allen Lane)
  • A Flat Place (Noreen Masud, Hamish Hamilton)
  • All That She Carried: The journey of Ashley’s sack, a Black family keepsake (Tiya Miles, Profile)
  • Code-Dependent: Living in the shadow of AI (Madhumita Murgia, Picador)
  • How to Say Babylon: A Jamaican memoir (Safiya Sinclair, Fourth Estate).

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, Anna Funder was longlisted for the inaugural award for her book Wifedom: Mrs Orwell’s invisible life (Hamish Hamilton).

The Women’s Prize for Nonfiction celebrates excellence, originality, rigorous research and accessibility in narrative nonfiction. The winner will be announced at an event in London on 13 June. More information is available on the prize’s website.


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