Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast

Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast

By Women's Prize for Fiction/ Bird Lime Media

Every week, join journalist and author Yomi Agedoke, and inspirational guests, including Elizabeth Day, Sara Pascoe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as they celebrate the best books written by women. They'll discuss this year's shortlisted titles, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and has been running for over 25 years, and this series will offer unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2021 Prize winner. Sit back and enjoy.

Episodes

Bookshelfie: Diane Von Furstenberg

Join iconic fashion designer and legend of female empowerment Diane Von Furstenberg as she discusses the five books which have shaped her career with Yomi.Diane is best known for her groundbreaking “wrap dress” which came out in 1974 and earned her global recognition, becoming a wardrobe staple around the world. It’s still worn by celebrities including Michelle Obama and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. But her impact goes well beyond clothing and cosmetics - Diane is also a keen philanthropist and a role model for female empowerment. Her foundation The Diller is the force behind the DVF Awards, which celebrate female leaders, she’s part of Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Ban Bossy’ campaign and she even designed shirts for Hilary Clinton’s presidential bid.  Diane’s book choices are:  ** A Life by Simone Veil** The Second Sex by Simone De Beauvoir ** My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem** Caste by Isabel Wilkerson** Blowout by Rachel MaddowEvery week, join journalist and author Yomi Agedoke, and inspirational guests, including Elizabeth Day, Sara Pascoe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as they celebrate the best books written by women. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and has been running for over 25 years, and this series will offer unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2021 Prize winner. This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/05/2137m 34s

Bookshelfie: Annie Mac

DJ, presenter and author Annie Macmanus chooses her five favourite books by women and tells Yomi why she’s outgrown Annie Mac. Annie is best known as a BBC Radio 1 DJ where she currently hosts the flagship daily new music show, Future Sounds. She’s also an incredible club DJ, playing at the world’s biggest venues, events and festivals, and has curated her own festival - Lost and Found - in Malta. Her own podcast - Changes with Annie Macmanus - is all about change and how people deal with it. And this year she’s published her first novel - Mother Mother, which she describes as “a story about family ties, addiction, the resilience of women and the teflon-strength bond that can exist between a mother and a son”   Annie’s book choices are: ** Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume** Peig Sayers by Peig Sayers** Unless by Carol Shields** The Green Road by Ann Enright** The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath Every week, join journalist and author Yomi Agedoke, and inspirational guests, including Elizabeth Day, Sara Pascoe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as they celebrate the best books written by women. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and has been running for over 25 years, and this series will offer unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2021 Prize winner. This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/04/2149m 54s

Bookshelfie: Deborah Frances-White

Stand-up comedian, podcaster and screenwriter Deborah Frances-White explains how a Helene Hanff book got her free tickets for life in London’s West End on this week’s Bookshelfie episode with Yomi Adegoke. Deborah is host of the hugely successful podcast The Guilty Feminist, which has also been made into a bestselling book. Her solo comedy shows have included Half a Can of Worms, which tackled the issue of her own adoption as a newborn baby and what it was like to eventually meet her biological family, and Cult Following - which told the story of her family’s conversion to Jehovah’s Witnesses when she was teenager. She’s co-written two books on stand up comedy and her debut feature film Say my Name was released in 2019. Deborah’s book choices are: ** Underfoot in Show Business by Helene Hanff ** The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)** Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison ** Lullaby Beach by Stella Duffy** Ghosts by Dolly Alderton Every week, join journalist and author Yomi Agedoke, and inspirational guests, including Elizabeth Day, Sara Pascoe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as they celebrate the best books written by women. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and has been running for over 25 years. This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/04/211h 6m

Bookshelfie: Sara Pascoe

No-one devours books like Sara Pascoe - on this week’s Bookshelfie she tells Yomi how reading novels you might disagree is a good antidote to an increasingly polarised world. Sara is a comedian, writer, actor, podcaster and presenter whose extensive TV credits include regular appearances on panel shows like Mock the Week, QI and Have I Got News for You, alongside numerous other TV and radio programmes. She’s also the author of two books exploring gender in the twenty first century - Animals, and her latest book Sex, Power and Money, a Sunday Times Bestseller which is also a hit podcast exploring the realities of sex work, stripping and porn. Plus, Sara was on the judging panel for the Women’s Prize in 2017. Sara’s book choices are: ** The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton** I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou** The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand ** Under the Net by Iris Murdoch** Your Voice in My Head by Emma Forrest  Every week, join journalist and author Yomi Agedoke, and inspirational guests, including Elizabeth Day, Sara Pascoe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as they celebrate the best books written by women. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and has been running for over 25 years, and this series will offer unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2021 Prize winner. This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/04/211h 3m

Bookshelfie: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Join special guest - Women’s Prize for Fiction ‘Winner of Winners’ - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as she discusses the five books which have shaped her career, and her latest release, Notes on Grief, with Yomi Adegoke.Chimamanda is an internationally acclaimed author whose novel Half of a Yellow Sun won the Women’s Prize in 2007 and was adapted into a film starring Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor, as well as being crowned the ‘Winner of Winners’ from 25 years of Women’s Prize winning novels by public vote at the end of 2020. Chimamanda is also a hugely influential speaker - her 2009 TED Talk The Danger of a Single Story is one of the most viewed TED talks of ALL TIME, and in 2012 she followed up with We Should all Be Feminists. This has also racked up MILLIONS of views, has been published as a book, and sampled by Beyoncé. Chimamanda’s books are: ** The Joys of Motherhood by Buchi Emecheta** Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez ** The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick ** The Middleman and Other Stories by Bharati Mukherjee** Passbook number F.47927 by Muthoni Likimani Every week, join journalist and author Yomi Agedoke, and inspirational guests, including Elizabeth Day, Sara Pascoe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as they celebrate the best books written by women. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and has been running for over 25 years, and this series will offer unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2021 Prize winner. This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/04/211h 2m

Bookshelfie: Elizabeth Day

Join new host Yomi Adegoke as she explores the Bookshelfie titles which have inspired writer and podcaster Elizabeth Day. Elizabeth is an award-winning journalist, the author of six books, spanning fiction and non-fiction, and host of the critically acclaimed hit podcast - How To Fail - which explores how failure can ultimately lead to success. She’s also a judge for this year’s Women’s Prize. Elizabeth’s book choices are: ** The Ordinary Princess by M. M. Kaye** The Cazalet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard** The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehman** Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger by Rebecca Traister** Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale HurstonEvery week, join journalist and author Yomi Agedoke, and inspirational guests, including Elizabeth Day, Sara Pascoe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as they celebrate the best books written by women. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and has been running for over 25 years, and this series will offer unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2021 Prize winner. This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/03/211h 6m

Bookshelfie: Kim Cattrall

In this episode Zing Tsjeng is joined by actress Kim Cattrall. Her impressive career spans over four decades, taking the form of numerous tv, theatre and film roles. However, it was her portrayal of sexually liberated PR exec Samantha Jones on the HBO sitcom Sex and the City and its two film sequels that brought her worldwide attention, and gained her five Emmy Award nominations and four Golden Globe Award nominations including winning the 2002 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. Her latest role is that of Margaret Monreaux on the FOX TV show - Filthy Rich.Kim's book choices are:I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya AngelouThe Way of All Women by Esther Harding Life Before Man by Margaret Atwood Sexual Personae by Camille PagliaBeloved by Toni Morrison Every fortnight, join Zing Tsjeng, editor at VICE, and inspirational guests, including Dolly Alderton, Stanley Tucci, Liv Little and Scarlett Curtis as they celebrate the best fiction written by women. They'll discuss the diverse back-catalogue of Women’s Prize-winning books spanning a generation, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and this series will also take you behind the scenes throughout 2020 as we explore the history of the Prize in its 25th year and gain unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2020 Prize winner. Sit back and enjoy.This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/12/2056m 21s

Discoveries Special

Today’s special episode celebrates the launch of the Women’s Prize Trust’s new writers’ development programme, Discoveries.Zing Tsjeng is joined by three guests, all brilliant writers across different forms - Theresa Lola, award-winning poet and 2019 Young People’s Laureate for London; Nicole Taylor, the BAFTA winning screenwriter of Three Girls and Abi Daré, the international bestselling author of The Girl With the Louding Voice, who also sits on the judging panel for Discoveries. In honour of the 25th anniversary year of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, and in recognition of the diverse and exceptional writing talent across the country, the Women’s Prize Trust, supported by NatWest and Curtis Brown, launched Discoveries - a unique writers’ development programme offering aspiring female writers of all backgrounds encouragement and support at the beginning of their creative journeys. It launched in late September and runs through to late January, entering writers can be of any age but have to be unpublished and submit only the opening three chapters of their novel or up to 10,000 words – and it is free to enter. Every fortnight, join Zing Tsjeng, editor at VICE, and inspirational guests, including Dolly Alderton, Stanley Tucci, Liv Little and Scarlett Curtis as they celebrate the best fiction written by women. They'll discuss the diverse back-catalogue of Women’s Prize-winning books spanning a generation, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and this series will also take you behind the scenes throughout 2020 as we explore the history of the Prize in its 25th year and gain unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2020 Prize winner. Sit back and enjoy.This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/12/2049m 44s

Bookshelfie: Pandora Sykes

In this episode Zing Tsjeng is joined by journalist, author and podcaster, Pandora Sykes. A former editor and columnist for the Sunday Times Style and a Contributing Editor at Elle, she has written for publications including Telegraph, Observer, GQ and Vogue. She is the author of The Sunday Times bestseller, How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right? , the host of her new podcast series Doing It Right and the co-host of the weekly pop-culture and current affairs podcast, The High Low.Pandora's book choices are:We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel ShriverPrep by Curtis SittenfeldA Little Life by Hanya YanagiharaWe Need New Stories by Nesrine MalikThe Confession by Jessie Burton Every fortnight, join Zing Tsjeng, editor at VICE, and inspirational guests, including Dolly Alderton, Stanley Tucci, Liv Little and Scarlett Curtis as they celebrate the best fiction written by women. They'll discuss the diverse back-catalogue of Women’s Prize-winning books spanning a generation, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and this series will also take you behind the scenes throughout 2020 as we explore the history of the Prize in its 25th year and gain unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2020 Prize winner. Sit back and enjoy.This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/11/2046m 2s

#ReadingWomen: War

Zing Tsjeng is joined by Paula Akpan, a journalist and the co-founder of Black Girl Fest - a celebration of black women, girls and non-binary people, Hannah Witton, a YouTuber, broadcaster and author creating content focused on sexual health, liberation and welfare and Kiran Millwood Hargrave, a poet, playwright and award-winning and best-selling author of children’s and young adult fiction. The theme of today's #ReadingWomen book club is war. The reading list:Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels, 1997Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Nzgozi Adichie, 2007The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht, 2011Every fortnight, join Zing Tsjeng, editor at VICE, and inspirational guests, including Dolly Alderton, Stanley Tucci, Liv Little and Scarlett Curtis as they celebrate the best fiction written by women. They'll discuss the diverse back-catalogue of Women’s Prize-winning books spanning a generation, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and this series will also take you behind the scenes throughout 2020 as we explore the history of the Prize in its 25th year and gain unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2020 Prize winner. Sit back and enjoy.This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/10/2057m 25s

Bookshelfie: Grace Dent

In this episode Zing Tsjeng is joined by Grace Dent - the broadcaster, columnist and one of the most recognisable and unique voices on the British food scene. She's also an author and her latest book, Hungry - a nostalgic food memoir - is out on Oct 29th. Grace's book choices are:The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid BlytonRestoration by Rose TremainKinflicks By Lisa AltherStation Eleven by Emily St. John MandelFleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser AknerEvery fortnight, join Zing Tsjeng, editor at VICE, and inspirational guests, including Dolly Alderton, Stanley Tucci, Liv Little and Scarlett Curtis as they celebrate the best fiction written by women. They'll discuss the diverse back-catalogue of Women’s Prize-winning books spanning a generation, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and this series will also take you behind the scenes throughout 2020 as we explore the history of the Prize in its 25th year and gain unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2020 Prize winner. Sit back and enjoy.This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/10/2053m 13s

Bookshelfie: Ruby Wax

In this episode Zing Tsjeng is joined by Ruby Wax - a successful comedian, TV writer and performer of over 25 years. Ruby additionally holds a Master’s degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University, and was awarded an OBE in 2015 for her services to mental health. On this topic, she is the author of multiple best selling books. She is also the president of the UK’s leading relationship support charity Relate. Her fifth book, And Now for the Good News…To the Future with Love, is out now.Ruby's book choices are:The Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathBeloved by Toni MorrisonThe Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret AtwoodThe White Album by Joan DidionWhite Teeth by Zadie SmithEvery fortnight, join Zing Tsjeng, editor at VICE, and inspirational guests, including Dolly Alderton, Stanley Tucci, Liv Little and Scarlett Curtis as they celebrate the best fiction written by women. They'll discuss the diverse back-catalogue of Women’s Prize-winning books spanning a generation, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and this series will also take you behind the scenes throughout 2020 as we explore the history of the Prize in its 25th year and gain unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2020 Prize winner. Sit back and enjoy.This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/10/2039m 45s

#ReadingWomen: Girlhood

Zing Tsjeng is joined by Poorna Bell, an award winning journalist and the author of Chasing the Rainbow and In Search of Silence, Salma El-Wardany, a writer, spoken word artist and public speaker and JJ Bola, a writer and poet, who has released three collections of poetry as well as a novel and a non-fiction book about masculinity and patriarchy for young people.The theme of today's #ReadingWomen book club is girlhood. The reading list:A Crime in the Neighbourhood by Suzanne Berne, 1999A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride, 2014The Power by Naomi Alderman, 2017Every fortnight, join Zing Tsjeng, editor at VICE, and inspirational guests, including Dolly Alderton, Stanley Tucci, Liv Little and Scarlett Curtis as they celebrate the best fiction written by women. They'll discuss the diverse back-catalogue of Women’s Prize-winning books spanning a generation, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and this series will also take you behind the scenes throughout 2020 as we explore the history of the Prize in its 25th year and gain unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2020 Prize winner. Sit back and enjoy.The Women's Prize for Fiction podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/09/2057m 13s

Bookshelfie: Laura Bates

In this episode Zing Tsjeng is joined by Laura Bates - a writer and the founder of the award-winning Everyday Sexism Project, an ever-expanding collection of more than 100,000 testimonies of gender inequality, which has been described as “one of the biggest social media success stories on the internet”. Laura’s first book Everyday Sexism was published in 2014. Her latest book, Men Who Hate Women is out on September 3rd. Laura works with schools, universities and politicians to tackle gender inequality and has won multiple awards and accolades for her work.Laura's book choices are:The Last Slice of Rainbow by Joan Aiken Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman How To Be Both by Ali Smith Circe by Madeleine Miller Every fortnight, join Zing Tsjeng, editor at VICE, and inspirational guests, including Dolly Alderton, Stanley Tucci, Liv Little and Scarlett Curtis as they celebrate the best fiction written by women. They'll discuss the diverse back-catalogue of Women’s Prize-winning books spanning a generation, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and this series will also take you behind the scenes throughout 2020 as we explore the history of the Prize in its 25th year and gain unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2020 Prize winner. Sit back and enjoy.This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/08/2052m 54s

Reclaim Her Name

Today’s book club is all about Reclaim Her Name – a 25 book collection Women's Prize for Fiction sponsor Baileys have re-printed with a twist.  Throughout history, female writers have had to write under male pen names for their work to be published or taken seriously. The Reclaim Her Name collection aims to give these women the credit they deserve. For the first time, Baileys is printing the real names of these women writers on their books. Zing Tsjeng is joined by Catherine Nichols, an academic who has first-hand experience of writing under a male pseudonym, Kamila Shamsie, a British Pakistani writer and novelist who won the Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2018 with Home Fire and finally, our Founder Director and international bestselling author Kate Mosse, who has been a key part of the research that went into putting this collection together.The reading list:Middlemarch by Mary Ann Evans (AKA George Eliot)Marie of the Cabin Club by Ann Petry (AKA Arnold Petri)Ye Game and Playe of Chesse and The Bicycle Race by Alice Dunbar Nelson (AKA Monroe Wright) We also have actor Tori Allen-Martin treating us to readings, plus an interview between Zing and Ann Petry's daughter.Every fortnight, join Zing Tsjeng, editor at VICE, and inspirational guests, including Dolly Alderton, Stanley Tucci, Liv Little and Scarlett Curtis as they celebrate the best fiction written by women. They'll discuss the diverse back-catalogue of Women’s Prize-winning books spanning a generation, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and this series will also take you behind the scenes throughout 2020 as we explore the history of the Prize in its 25th year and gain unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2020 Prize winner. Sit back and enjoy.This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/08/201h 3m

#ReadingWomen: Love

In this episode Zing Tsjeng is joined by Juno Dawson, a novelist, screenwriter and journalist, Sophie Hellyer, founder of Rise Fierce - a cold water community which exists to empower women through wild swimming and kinship and feminist historian, Dr Charlotte Riley who Lectures Twentieth-Century British History at the University of Southampton.The theme of today's #ReadingWomen book club is love.The reading list:The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville from 2001The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller from 2012An American Marriage by Tayari Jones from 2019Every fortnight, join Zing Tsjeng, editor at VICE, and inspirational guests, including Dolly Alderton, Stanley Tucci, Liv Little and Scarlett Curtis as they celebrate the best fiction written by women. They'll discuss the diverse back-catalogue of Women’s Prize-winning books spanning a generation, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and this series will also take you behind the scenes throughout 2020 as we explore the history of the Prize in its 25th year and gain unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2020 Prize winner. Sit back and enjoy.Produced by Bird Lime Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/07/2051m 8s

Bookshelfie: Lily Cole

In this episode Zing Tsjeng is joined by Lily Cole, who takes us on a tour of her bookshelves and tells us her five favourite books by women. Lily has been a household name for the past twenty years, first famous for her flaming red hair and modelling career and now better known for being an philanthropist, actress, entrepreneur, activist, mother and author. In 2013 she co-founded Impossible.com: a technology company that uses tech to solve social and environmental problems. Her new book Who Cares Wins is being published on the 31st July.Lily's book choices are:Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte I Am Your Sister by Audre Lorde The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf Homegoing by Yaa GyasiEvery fortnight, join Zing Tsjeng, editor at VICE, and inspirational guests, including Dolly Alderton, Stanley Tucci, Liv Little and Scarlett Curtis as they celebrate the best fiction written by women. They'll discuss the diverse back-catalogue of Women’s Prize-winning books spanning a generation, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and this series will also take you behind the scenes throughout 2020 as we explore the history of the Prize in its 25th year and gain unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2020 Prize winner. Sit back and enjoy.This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/07/2043m 39s

#ReadingWomen: Family

In this episode Zing Tsjeng is joined by novelist and journalist, Anna James, musician and poet, Arlo Parks, and novelist and short story writer, Sophie Mackintosh.The theme of today's #ReadingWomen book club is family.The reading list: We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver, 2005 On Beauty by Zadie Smith, 2006 Home by Marilynne Robinson, 2009 Every fortnight, join Zing Tsjeng, editor at VICE, and inspirational guests, including Dolly Alderton, Stanley Tucci, Liv Little and Scarlett Curtis as they celebrate the best fiction written by women. They'll discuss the diverse back-catalogue of Women’s Prize-winning books spanning a generation, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and this series will also take you behind the scenes throughout 2020 as we explore the history of the Prize in its 25th year and gain unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2020 Prize winner. Sit back and enjoy.This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/06/2047m 16s

2020 Shortlist Special

In this special episode of the podcast, Zing Tsjeng welcomes the six incredible authors who have been shortlisted for this year’s Prize: Bernardine Evaristo, Angie Cruz, Natalie Haynes, Jenny Offill, Maggie O’Farrell and Hilary Mantel. They discuss the inspirations behind their novels and tell us what it would mean to win the Women's Prize for Fiction.The 2020 shortlist is as follows:Dominicana by Angie CruzGirl, Woman, Other by Bernardine EvaristoA Thousand Ships by Natalie HaynesThe Mirror and the Light by Hilary MantelHamnet by Maggie O’ FarrellWeather by Jenny OffillThe 25th winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction will be announced on Wednesday 9th September. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world. This series will take you behind the scenes throughout 2020 as we explore the history of the Prize in its 25th year. Sit back and enjoy.This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/06/201h 6m

Bookshelfie: Naga Munchetty

In this episode Zing Tsjeng is joined by Naga Munchetty, who takes us on a tour of her bookshelves and tells us her five favourite books by women. Naga is a BBC presenter and journalist, she has fronted many programmes including Newsnight, The Victoria Derbyshire Show and of course you’ll be familiar with her presenting BBC Breakfast. Before joining the BBC, she worked for the Evening Standard, The Observer, Bloomberg and Channel 4 News. She’s talented away from the newsroom too - in 2016 she was a judge for the Women’s Prize for Fiction when Lisa McInerney’s The Glorious Heresies was crowned the winner and in the same year she also danced her way around the Strictly Come Dancing studio.Naga's book choices are:Forever by Judy BlumeWuthering Heights by Emily BronteA little Life by Hanya YanahigaraThe Apology by Eve EnslerShe Came to Stay by Simone de BeauviorEvery fortnight, join Zing Tsjeng, editor at VICE, and inspirational guests, including Dolly Alderton, Stanley Tucci, Liv Little and Scarlett Curtis as they celebrate the best fiction written by women. They'll discuss the diverse back-catalogue of Women’s Prize-winning books spanning a generation, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and this series will also take you behind the scenes throughout 2020 as we explore the history of the Prize in its 25th year and gain unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2020 Prize winner. Sit back and enjoy.This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/06/2050m 32s

#ReadingWomen: Changing Worlds

In this episode Zing Tsjeng is joined by Rhiannon Cosslett - a columnist, feature writer and editor for the Guardian and Liv Purvis - author of the Insecure Girl's Handbook.The theme of today's #ReadingWomen book club is changing worlds. To look at that subject in more detail, we’re jumping into the winners from 2000 - When I Lived in Modern Times by Linda Grant, the 2004 winner, Small Island by Andrea Levy and The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver which won in 2010.Every fortnight, join Zing Tsjeng, editor at VICE, and inspirational guests, including Dolly Alderton, Stanley Tucci, Liv Little and Scarlett Curtis as they celebrate the best fiction written by women. They'll discuss the diverse back-catalogue of Women’s Prize-winning books spanning a generation, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and this series will also take you behind the scenes throughout 2020 as we explore the history of the Prize in its 25th year and gain unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2020 Prize winner. Sit back and enjoy.This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/05/2049m 51s

Bookshelfie: Martha Lane Fox

In this episode Zing Tsjeng is joined by Martha Lane Fox, who takes us on a tour of her bookshelves and tells us her five favourite books by women. Martha is a business woman, philanthropist, public servant and was also a Women’s Prize judge in 2009 - when Marilynne Robinson's Home was crowned the winner and is the Chair of Judges for the Prize this year. She co-founded Lastminute.com during the dot.com boom and since stepping down from the company in 2003 has gone on to sit on the boards of Marks & Spencer and Channel 4 and patron a number of charities. Today, she sits on the boards of Twitter, Donmar Warehouse and Chanel, is a trustee of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, a chancellor of The Open University and continues to advocate for human rights, women’s rights and social justice.Martha's book choices are:The Golden Notebook by Doris LessingVillette by Charlotte BrontëOranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette WintersonHow to be both by Ali Smith Memorial by Alice Oswald Every fortnight, join Zing Tsjeng, editor at VICE, and inspirational guests, including Dolly Alderton, Stanley Tucci, Liv Little and Scarlett Curtis as they celebrate the best fiction written by women. They'll discuss the diverse back-catalogue of Women’s Prize-winning books spanning a generation, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and this series will also take you behind the scenes throughout 2020 as we explore the history of the Prize in its 25th year and gain unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2020 Prize winner. Sit back and enjoy.This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/05/2046m 41s

#ReadingWomen: Nationhood

In this episode Zing Tsjeng is joined by actress, comedian and cartoonist Jessie Cave, comedian Jessica Fostekew and actor, musician, and one-half of Rizzle Kicks, Jordan Stephens.The theme of today's #ReadingWomen book club is nationhood – a big, meaty issue that’s never felt more relevant in this day and age. The panel dive into the 2018 winner Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie, The Road Home by Rose Tremain - our 2008 winner - and Bel Canto by Ann Patchett which won the prize back in 2002.Every fortnight, join Zing Tsjeng, editor at VICE, and inspirational guests, including Dolly Alderton, Stanley Tucci, Liv Little and Scarlett Curtis as they celebrate the best fiction written by women. They'll discuss the diverse back-catalogue of Women’s Prize-winning books spanning a generation, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and this series will also take you behind the scenes throughout 2020 as we explore the history of the Prize in its 25th year and gain unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2020 Prize winner. Sit back and enjoy.This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/05/2055m 40s

Bookshelfie: Fi Glover

In this episode Zing Tsjeng is joined by the broadcaster and author, Fi Glover. Fi is a BBC journalist, presenter and podcaster. She is a veteran host, she launched shows like My Perfect Country on the World Service, The Listening Project on Radio 4 and is also the co-host of the smash hit podcast series, Fortunately with Fi and Jane. She is also the author of the intriguingly named Travels With My Radio: I Am An Oil Tanker.Every fortnight, join Zing Tsjeng, editor at VICE, and inspirational guests, including Dolly Alderton, Stanley Tucci, Liv Little and Scarlett Curtis as they celebrate the best fiction written by women. They'll discuss the diverse back-catalogue of Women’s Prize-winning books spanning a generation, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and this series will also take you behind the scenes throughout 2020 as we explore the history of the Prize in its 25th year and gain unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2020 Prize winner. Sit back and enjoy.This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/04/2046m 33s

Bookshelfie: Joanna Trollope

In this episode Zing Tsjeng is joined by the author Joanna Trollope. Joanna has been writing for over 45 years and is well known for her contemporary works of fiction. She studied at Oxford University and worked at the foreign office before becoming a full-time writer. She writes under the pseudonym of Caroline Harvey, has been awarded an OBE and has had her work adapted for TV.Every fortnight, join Zing Tsjeng, editor at VICE, and inspirational guests, including Dolly Alderton, Stanley Tucci, Liv Little and Scarlett Curtis as they celebrate the best fiction written by women. They'll discuss the diverse back-catalogue of Women’s Prize-winning books spanning a generation, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and this series will also take you behind the scenes throughout 2020 as we explore the history of the Prize in its 25th year and gain unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2020 Prize winner. Sit back and enjoy.This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/03/2045m 52s

#ReadingWomen: Identity

In this episode Zing Tsjeng is joined by author, journalist and host of the award-nominated podcast Sentimental Garbage - Caroline O'Donoghue, television and radio presenter, Vick Hope and journalist, host of chart topping podcast You’re Booked and author of The Sisterhood – A Love Letter to the Women Who Shaped Me, Daisy Buchanan.The theme of today's #ReadingWomen book club is identity. The panel discuss three books that explore the complexities of identity. They are the 2015 winner How to Be Both by Ali Smith, Property by Valerie Martin, the 2003 winner, and Larry's Party by Carol Shields which won the prize back in 1998.Every fortnight, join Zing Tsjeng, editor at VICE, and inspirational guests, including Dolly Alderton, Stanley Tucci, Liv Little and Scarlett Curtis as they celebrate the best fiction written by women. They'll discuss the diverse back-catalogue of Women’s Prize-winning books spanning a generation, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and this series will also take you behind the scenes throughout 2020 as we explore the history of the Prize in its 25th year and gain unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2020 Prize winner. Sit back and enjoy.This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/03/2047m 29s

Bookshelfie: Gemma Cairney

In this episode Zing Tsjeng is joined by radio DJ, presenter and author, Gemma Cairney. Gemma shares with us the story of her life through five brilliant books which have meant something to her.Every fortnight, join Zing Tsjeng, editor at VICE, and inspirational guests, including Dolly Alderton, Stanley Tucci, Liv Little and Scarlett Curtis as they celebrate the best fiction written by women. They'll discuss the diverse back-catalogue of Women’s Prize-winning books spanning a generation, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and this series will also take you behind the scenes throughout 2020 as we explore the history of the Prize in its 25th year and gain unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2020 Prize winner. Sit back and enjoy.This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/02/2038m 37s

#ReadingWomen: Siblings

In this episode Zing Tsjeng is joined by chef, bestselling cookbook author and sustainability champion Melissa Hemsley, radio producer, podcast host and writer Joe Haddow and creator and co-host of the Mostly Lit podcast, Raifa Rafiq.The theme of today's #ReadingWomen book club is siblings. The panel discuss three books that, in various ways, have brothers and sisters at their heart. They are A Spell of Winter by Helen Dunmore, the Prize's very first winner back in 1996, May We Be Forgiven by A. M. Homes which won in 2013, and The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney, 2016's winner.Every fortnight, join Zing Tsjeng, editor at VICE, and inspirational guests, including Dolly Alderton, Stanley Tucci, Liv Little and Scarlett Curtis as they celebrate the best fiction written by women. They'll discuss the diverse back-catalogue of Women’s Prize-winning books spanning a generation, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and this series will also take you behind the scenes throughout 2020 as we explore the history of the Prize in its 25th year and gain unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2020 Prize winner. Sit back and enjoy.This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/02/2048m 14s

Bookshelfie: Liv Little

In this episode Zing Tsjeng is joined by Liv Little, editor-in-chief of gal-dem, a media empire run exclusively by women and non-binary people of colour. Liv shares with us the story of her life through five brilliant books which have meant something to her.Every fortnight, join Zing Tsjeng, editor at VICE, and inspirational guests, including Dolly Alderton, Stanley Tucci, Liv Little and Scarlett Curtis as they celebrate the best fiction written by women. They'll discuss the diverse back-catalogue of Women’s Prize-winning books spanning a generation, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and this series will also take you behind the scenes throughout 2020 as we explore the history of the Prize in its 25th year and gain unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2020 Prize winner. Sit back and enjoy.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/01/2038m 33s

Women's Prize for Fiction at Latitude Festival

Zing Tsjeng brings you this episode from music and performing arts festival Latitude in Suffolk, we'll be catching up with some of the top female performers from across the weekend, including The Guilty Feminist’s Deborah Frances-White, psychotherapist Philippa Perry, The Griefcast's Cariad Lloyd, comedian Felicity Ward and writer and broadcaster Dr Hannah Critchlow, plus live recordings from the Women's Prize for Fiction's Women Writers Revisited panel event featuring Professor Kate Williams, Scarlett Curtis, Viv Groskop and Bernadine Evaristo. Tune in for their perspectives on a subject that we refuse to overlook - the current state of equality in the arts, plus some fantastic recommended reads from women writers. For more details head over to www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk or check out #WomensPrize and @WomensPrize on Twitter and Instagram.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/07/1935m 8s

2019 Winner

Fiction + our 2019 winner. Leading up to the announcement of Tayari Jones as the winner of the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction, Zing Tsjeng chats with the guests at the awards ceremony about gender equality, the view from their industries and which brilliant women we should all be looking out for in the months ahead. Featuring Naomi Alderman, Stanley Tucci, Viv Groskop, Catherine Mayer, Otegha Uwagba, Leyla Hussein and Tayari Jones fresh from collecting her award.Recommendations include:The Power by Naomi AldermanThe Illegal Days by Grace PaleyOctavia Butler, authorUrsula Le Guin, authorIsabelle Huppert, actorLowborn by Kerry HudsonHow to Own the Room: Women and the Art of Brilliant Speaking by Viv GroskopAnna Akhmatova, poetDr Hannah Barham-Brown, doctor and campaignerAthena Stevens, actor, writer and directorLittle Black Book: A Toolkit for Working Women by Otegha UwagbaMoney: A User's Guide by Laura Whateleygal-dem.comManal al-Sharif, Saudi Arabian activistKimberley Motley, attorney and human rights activistFor more details head over to www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk or check out #WomensPrize and @WomensPrize on Twitter and Instagram.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/06/1939m 3s

2019 Shortlist Readings

Fiction + More Fiction!In this episode Zing Tsjeng brings you the Women's Prize for Fiction Shortlist Readings, but she's also grabbed the authors for exclusive chats to celebrate and honour the voices of these exceptional talents. Featuring Anna Burns, Pat Barker, Oyinkan Braithwaite, Diana Evans, Tayari Jones and Madeline Miller.Books covered:The Silence of the Girls by Pat BarkerCirce by Madeline MillerOrdinary People by Diana EvansMy Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan BraithwaiteMilkman by Anna BurnsAn American Marriage by Tayari JonesFor more details head over to www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk or check out #WomensPrize and @WomensPrize on Twitter and Instagram.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/06/191h 6m

Women Writers Revisited

Fiction + Forgotten Talents. Join Zing Tsjeng for this week's Baileys Book Bar, a one-off live version of Women’s Prize for Fiction’s hugely popular new online feature Women Writers Revisited. The panel of exceptional women will discuss the overlooked or ‘forgotten’ female writers who have inspired them. Bestselling author and our Founder Director Kate Mosse is joined by 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction judge, journalist and theatre critic Arifa Akbar, previous winner of the Women’s Prize Linda Grant, and the beloved novelist Joanna Trollope.Books covered:The Pumpkin Eater by Penelope MortimerWhatever Happened to Interracial Love by Kathleen CollinsThe Towers of Trebizond by Rose MacaulayFor more details head over to www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk or check out #WomensPrize and @WomensPrize on Twitter and Instagram.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/05/1947m 13s

Unsung Heroines

Fiction + (Her)story. Zing Tsjeng is in the front row at the Baileys Book Bar this week to hear a panel of brilliant female historians as they discuss inspirational women from history, including those who have been unjustly written out of the narrative. The interplay between fact and fiction has produced some of the most engaging stories ever written, and this episode is all about celebrating this union. Bestselling author and Women’s Prize for Fiction Founder Director Kate Mosse is joined by 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction Chair of Judges, author and broadcaster Professor Kate Williams, specialist in European colonial and post-colonial History Professor Olivette Otele, and author, broadcaster and Classicist Bettany Hughes.Books covered include:No Surrender by Constance MaudAnything written by Ancient Greek poet SapphoPao by Kerry YoungFor more details head over to www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk or check out #WomensPrize and @WomensPrize on Twitter and Instagram.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/05/1957m 57s

Unsung Heroines

Fiction + (Her)story. Zing Tsjeng is back in the front row at the Baileys Book Bar to hear a panel of brilliant female historians as they discuss inspirational women from history, including those who have been unjustly written out of the narrative. The interplay between fact and fiction has produced some of the most engaging stories ever written, and this episode is all about celebrating this union. Bestselling author and Women’s Prize for Fiction Founder Director Kate Mosse is joined by 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction Chair of Judges, author and broadcaster Professor Kate Williams, specialist in European colonial and post-colonial History Professor Olivette Otele, and author, broadcaster and Classicist Bettany Hughes.For more details head over to www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk or check out #WomensPrize and @WomensPrize on Twitter and Instagram.
23/05/1957m 34s

Women Mean Business

Fiction + Pioneers. Zing Tsjeng is back with this week's discussion at the Baileys Book Bar - Women Mean Business. A panel of jaw-droppingly impressive women sharing books, business tips, and stories of tough failures alongside huge successes. This episode shines a light on women reshaping the world of work today; with bestselling author and Women’s Prize for Fiction Founder Director Kate Mosse, founder of WAH Nails and Beautystack Sharmadean Reid MBE, Digital Entrepreneur and 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction judge Sarah Wood, founder of the Black British Business Awards Melanie Eusebe, and Jess Butcher MBE, tech entrepreneur and co-founder of Tick & Blippar.Books covered include:The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer BradleyLate Fragments: Everything I Want to Tell You (About This Magnificent Life) by Kate GrossLean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl SandbergA Room of One's Own by Virginia WoolfFor more details head over to www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk or check out #WomensPrize and @WomensPrize on Twitter and Instagram.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/05/1958m 54s

Thinking Pink: What Feminism Means to Millennials

Fiction + Feminism. Take your seat in the audience next to Zing Tsjeng at this week's Baileys Book Bar. Hear bestselling author and Women’s Prize for Fiction Founder Director Kate Mosse speak to journalist and author of the bestselling Everything I Know About Love, Dolly Alderton, feminist campaigner and author of Feminists Don’t Wear Pink, Scarlett Curtis, and UK Content Manager at Acast and executive producer of podcasts including Mostly Lit, Clarissa Pabi. They cover intersectionality, romantic love, cancel culture, and share some brilliant book recommendations.Books covered include:Blond Roots by Bernardine EvaristoThree Guineas by Virginia WoolfThe Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir by Ariel LevyFor more details head over to www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk or check out #WomensPrize and @WomensPrize on Twitter and Instagram.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/05/1957m 34s

Women's Prize for Fiction Podcast Trailer

Here is our 30-second trailer telling you all about the fantastic series on its way to you.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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