Woman's Hour seeks watershed fiction

<p>Radio4's Woman's Hour show today (14th September) launches a search to find the most important novel for women. The "Woman's Hour Women's Watershed Fiction" opens with a longlist of 40 books, from which listeners will be invited to vote for a final top 10, either by phone or via a website. The final list will be announced on 8th December.

The campaign is a spin-off from the Orange Prize for Fiction. The longlist was chosen from a survey of 400 women in academia, literary criticism and publishing, including HarperCollins' Caroline Michel and Hodder's Carole Welch, who chose Leo Tolstoy's ...

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