Books  |  Mar 3, 2020

Taffy Brodesser-Akner and Ann Patchett longlisted for Women's Prize for Fiction 2020

We are thrilled to announce that Fleishman Is In Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner and The Dutch House by Ann Patchett have been longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020.

2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Prize, which celebrates the very best full-length fiction written by women across the world. This year's longlist of 16 novels honours both new and well-established writers, and a range of genres. 

Brodesser-Akner's Fleishman is in Trouble is a blistering satirical novel about marriage, divorce and modern relationships, by one of the most exciting new voices in American fiction. Patchett's The Dutch House is a story of family, betrayal, love, responsibility and sacrifice, told with her inimitable blend of wit and heartbreak.

The judging panel will now narrow the selection down to a shortlist of six novels, which will be announced on 22nd April. The winner will be announced on 3rd June.