Women's Prize hosts digital shortlist festival ahead of physical event

Women's Prize hosts digital shortlist festival ahead of physical event

The Women's Prize for Fiction is holding a digital shortlist festival this month, with actors reading from the six nominated books.

Two authors will be showcased per night from 14th–16th June. Alongside readings, those joining the sessions will be able to take part in Q&As with the authors, chaired by prize founder Kate Mosse.

A £12 ticket admits people to Brit Bennett and Susanna Clarke on 14th June, Yaa Gyasi and Claire Fuller on 15th June and Patricia Lockwood with Cherie Jones the following day. Each event takes place at 7.30 p.m.

All three events will be made available to watch on-demand for ticket holders, the morning after the live version.

On 6th July, the day before the winner's ceremony, there will also be an afternoon of ticketed, physical events in Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, the venue for this year's prize. The line-up is yet to be announced.

This year's shortlist features Bennett's The Vanishing Half (Dialogue Books), Lockwood's No One is Talking About This (Bloomsbury Circus), Piranesi by Clarke (Bloomsbury), Fuller for Unsettled Ground (Fig Tree), Gyasi with Transcendent Kingdom (Penguin) and Jones' How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House (Tinder Press).