Yomi Adegoke to host Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast

Yomi Adegoke to host Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast

The new season of the "Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast", sponsored by Baileys, launches next month, with new host Yomi Adegoke, co-author of Slay in Your Lane (4th Estate).  

Adegoke’s first “Bookshelfie” interview is with author, podcaster and Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021 judge Elizabeth Day, discussing the books by women that have influenced her life and career. The episode launches on 1st April. Day recalls growing up in Northern Ireland during the Troubles and her difficulties fitting in. The presenter of the "How to Fail Podcast" also talks about imposter syndrome, “ladette” culture at university, her divorce, fertility issues and finding love through a dating app.  

Organisers said: “The new season will continue to celebrate the best fiction written by women, by exploring the bookshelves and lives of inspirational women." 

Subsequent season three “Bookshelfie” episodes will feature Women’s Prize "Winner of Winners" Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, as well as comedian and author Sara Pascoe, DJ and writer Annie Mac, “Guilty Feminist” podcaster Deborah Frances-White and Afua Hirsch, campaigner and journalist.  

Further ahead, Adegoke will host three episodes discussing the 2021 Women’s Prize shortlist, which will be announced on 28th April. Her guests on this segment will include authors Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Candice Brathwaite, Michelle Elman, Kuchenga, Bella Mackie, Raven Smith, Otegha Uwagba, and Phoebe Fox. 

Adegoke said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the 'Women's [Prize] Podcast' as host, which has been an excellent excuse to indulge in my favourite things over the past few month: reading fantastic books by brilliant women and then having thought-provoking discussions about them, with women I hugely admire. We have an amazing line-up of guests this season, as well as an incredibly strong longlist of books for the prize. I'm extremely excited for everyone to be privy to the conversations I've been lucky enough to have.”