2019 Women's Prize for Fiction Longlist Predictions

This coming Monday (March 4th) will see the announcement of the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction Longlist, and around the internet, I have seen quite a few videos and blog posts in which people are attempting to guess what will be on there! Usually there are 16 books on the longlist, and past winners of the prize have included Madeline Miller, Ali Smith, Kamila Shamsie, Barbara Kingsolver, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Rose Tremain, Andrea Levy, Zadie Smith and loads of other amazing women writers.  The prize has had many iterations in terms of its name, with the naming rights having previously gone to the major sponsor (The Orange Prize, The Baileys Prize), but is now called The Women's Prize. It recognises a novel written originally in English by a writer identifying as female, and must have been published in the UK between April last year and March this year. (I think!) If you'd like to know more about the prize or see a full list of past winners, their website is linked here.

Without too much more preamble, here are a few books that I think we'll be seeing or that I would like to see on Monday's list..


Circe by Madeline Miller

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan


Normal People by Sally Rooney

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer


Transcription by Kate Atkinson

My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite


The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker


The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai


The Incendiaries by R O Kwon


Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver


Milkman by Anna Burns 


An American Marriage by Tayari Jones


The Friend by Sigrid Nunez


House of Glass by Susan Fletcher


The Mere Wife by Maria Davhana Headley 

What do you think? Are there any novels you think will be on the list that I haven't included here? Only a few days until we find out, and hopefully it will mean a chance to discover some amazing books I haven't even heard of yet.