Anne Enright and Vesna Goldsworthy longlisted for Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

The Green Road by UEA alumna Anne Enright and Gorsky by UEA professor of Creative Writing Vesna Goldsworthy have been included in the 20 books longlisted for this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, which is worth £30,000 to the winner. Anne graduated from the MA in Creative Writing in 1987 and was recently announced as the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction. She is the author of nine previous works, including the winner of the 2007 Man Booker Prize, The Gathering. Vesna joined UEA last year as co-Director of the UEA Creative Writing programme and is the author of Inventing Ruritania: The Imperialism of the Imagination (Yale University Press 1998), the bestselling memoir Chernobyl Strawberries (Atlantic 2005), which was serialised in The Times and widely translated, and the Crashaw Prize-winning poetry collection The Angel of Salonika (Salt 2011). Gorsky was published by Chatto & Windus last year. The shortlist for the Baileys, which was formerly known as the Orange prize, will be revealed on 11 April, with the winner announced on 8 June.

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