The Book Club Review

The Women's Prize 2023 • Episode #145

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Episode notes

Six books, four readers and, as always, plenty of opinions. Join Kate, Laura and guests Sarah Oliver and Nina Davies as they dive into the 2023 Women's Prize shortlist. But will they be able to second-guess the judges? As ever, we talk about these books in some detail but we won't spoil the plots for you, so listen in if you want to hear more and find out all the reasons why these are six books you won't want to miss.

UPDATE: Keep listening at the end for our reaction after hearing the winner's announcement.


Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver (Faber & Faber)

Pod by Laline Paull (Corsair / Little Brown)

Trespasses by Louise Kennedy (Bloomsbury)

Black Butterflies by Priscilla Morris (Duckworth)

Fire Rush by Jacqueline Crooks (Jonathan Cape / Penguin)

The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell (Tinder Press / Hachette)

The Women's Prize website

The prize is announced on 14th June 2023

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