Whittled down from an impressive longlist, six brilliant female authors are in the running for the Womens Prize for Fiction 2013: A.M. Homes, Kate Atkinson and Maria Semple have made the cut along with previous winners of the prize Zadie Smith and Barabara Kingsolver.
Two-time Booker Prize winning author Hilary Mantel is also in the running for the UKs only annual book award for female fiction, worth £30,000.More
Mantel is on a winning streak. Bring up the Bodies is the sequel to Wolf Hall her visceral, epic tale of Tudor England.
Flight Behaviour tells the story of a restless farmwife whose encounter with what she considers to be a cautionary miracle leads her to challenge everything she’s ever believed in.