Praise Song for the Butterflies by award-winning author Bernice L. McFadden has been longlisted for the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction.
Huge congratulations are in order for Bernice L. McFadden who has been longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction for her powerful novel Praise Song for the Butterflies. The multiple-award-winning author was one of only 16 outstanding writers to be nominated for the prestigious prize which celebrates the most outstanding writing of the year by women, in English.
McFadden is also the author of over fifteen novels, including The Book of Harlan, winner of the 2017 NAACP Image Award and the American Book Award, Gathering of Waters, Loving Donovan and Sugar.
Congratulations to all the longlisted writers. Please see the full longlist below:
Praise Songs for the Butterflies by Bernice L. McFadden (Jacaranda Books)
The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker (Hamish Hamilton)
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (Atlantic)
Remembered by Yvonne Battle-Felton (Dialogue Books)
The Pisces by Melissa Broder (Bloomsbury Circus)
Milkman by Anna Burns (Faber)
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi (Faber)
Ordinary People by Diana Evans (Chatto & Windus)
Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott (Hutchinson)
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (Oneworld)
Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li (One)
Bottled Goods by Sophie van Llewyn (Fairlight Books)
Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli (Fourth Estate)
Circe by Madeline Miller (Bloomsbury)
Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss (Granta)
Normal People by Sally Rooney (Faber)