In its 29th year, the Women’s Prize for Fiction champions ambitious, inspiring and thought-provoking novels written by women in English.

We are thrilled to introduce to you the 2024 Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist.

These 16 books celebrate the power of individuality with each one showcasing a unique writing style, subject and theme. As you dive into these varied landscapes you will cross continents, jump through time and fall in love with reading all over again.

More than half the list is made up of debut authors giving you the chance to meet some brand new writers alongside some notable familiar faces. We can’t wait for you to get stuck in and tell us which ones you are going to read first.

With the strength and vitality of contemporary women’s fiction very much in evidence, reading the entries for this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction has been a joyful experience. Each one of these books is brilliant, original and utterly unputdownable. Collectively, they offer a wide array of compelling narratives from around the world, written with verve, wit, passion and compassion.

Monica Ali, chair of judges, author

So, are you ready to meet our 2024 fiction prize, its incredible longlisted titles and the brilliant writers behind them?

The full list in alphabetical order by author surname is: