Tell us your favourite fictional literary heroine to win all 6 of this years shortlisted books, plus more…
We’re excited at Marie Claire HQ because the shortlist for the 2014 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction has been announced featuring the best of this year’s international female fiction.
To celebrate, we have teamed up with Baileys to offer three lucky readers the chance to win a set of the 6 shortlisted books including Donna Tart’s The Goldfinch, Hannah Kent’s Burial Rites and Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, along with a bottle of Baileys Chocolat Luxe plus two limited- edition glasses to enjoy over ice with friends when discussing your latest reads.
Does snuggling up with a glass of Baileys Chocolat Luxe and 6 amazing novels by extremely talented female authors sound good to you? If so, we’d like you to tell us who your favourite female character from a novel is. The feisty fictional females we came up with around the office so far are Jane Eyre, Scout Finch, Anna Karenina, Hermione Grainger, Matilda, Katniss Everdeen and Elizabeth Bennett.
Now in its nineteenth year, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious annual book award for fiction written by a woman, established to celebrate excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women throughout the world.
For more information on the shortlisted novels and authors and for the latest news and updates from the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2014, visit www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk follow @BaileysPrize
The Shortlisted books are:
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Americanah
Hannah Kent – Burial Rites
Jhumpa Lahiri – The Lowland
Audrey Magee – The Undertaking
Eimear McBride – A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing
Donna Tartt – The Goldfinch
Do you have a favourite yet? Let us know in the comments box below.
Terms and conditions. To enter tell us your favourite #LiteraryHeroine on twitter or facebook. Winners will be picked at random. Over 18’s and UK addresses only. Competition ends Monday 5th May 2014.
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