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Meet the 6 authors shortlisted for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction

The Women's Prize for Fiction committee released the 2019 shortlist yesterday; the winner will be announced on June 5th.

My Sister, the Serial Killer is one of the six semifinalists for the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction

The Silence of the Girls: A Novel by Pat Barker

This retelling of The Illiad stars Briseis, queen of one of Troy’s neighboring kingdoms until her city is sacked by Achilles, who murders her male family members and takes her as a concubine.“This book weaves strands from across Barker’s work, foregrounding female experience on a vividly evoked battleground,” writes The Sunday Times. In a starred review, Library Journal writes, “Both lyrical and brutal, Barker’s novel is not to savor delicately.”

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