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Anappara, Enright & Haynes up for Women's Prize for Fiction 2020

The UK’s most prestigious annual book award celebrating and honouring fiction by women, now in its 25th anniversary year, has announced its longlist for the £30,000 award, which celebrates “excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women in English from across the world”. It features Deepa Anappara's debut Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line, in which a nine-year-old investigates why children have been disappearing in an unnamed Indian city; Anne Enright’s Actress, in which a daughter explores her famous mother’s breakdown; and Natalie Haynes’s A Thousand Ships, which tells the story of the Trojan war from the perspective of the women involved.

The shortlist will be announced on 22 April, and the winner, who will receive an anonymously endowed cheque for £30,000, on 3 June.

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