40k reprint for Baileys winner 'with broad appeal'

40k reprint for Baileys winner 'with broad appeal'

Penguin Random House is printing 40,000 paperbacks of Ali Smith’s How to be Both (Hamish Hamilton) following its triumph at the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Smith was named the 20th winner of the prize last night at a ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall in London. 

Her win was warmly welcomed by the trade. Chris White, fiction buyer for Waterstones, said: “I think it’s a wonderful book by a remarkable writer which will surprise and delight the many new readers it will find following its victory.” Sheila O’Reilly of Dulwich Books said: “It's super that Ali won, her writing is amazing...

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