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Barbadian Cherie Jones on Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist

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A Barbadian is on the shortlist for this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Barbadian Cherie Jones has been nominated for her book “How The One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House”.

The winner of the prize, an annual, international celebration of women’s creativity, will be announced on Wednesday, September 8, at an event in Bedford Square Gardens, WC1.

Now in its 26th year, the Prize celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women throughout the world.

The winner receives a cheque for £30 000 and a limited-edition bronze known as a “Bessie”, created and donated by the artist Grizel Niven. Both are anonymously endowed.

This year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist includes two British authors, two American authors, one Barbadian and one Ghanaian/American author.

The six books have been selected by Chair of judges Bernardine Evaristo and her judging panel: podcaster, author and journalist Elizabeth Day; TV and radio presenter, journalist and writer Vick Hope; print columnist and writer, Nesrine Malik; and news presenter and broadcaster Sarah-Jane Mee. (PR)

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