The Women’s Prizes announce the Inaugural Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction Shortlist

The six shortlisted Women's Prize for Non-Fiction titles stacked on a white table.

The Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction – the inaugural international celebration of women’s non-fiction writing – today unveils the shortlist for its 2024 Prize. The six books cover a broad range of subjects: from life writing, religion, art and history, to AI, social media and online politics. What unites them is an originality of voice and an ability to turn complex ideas and personal trauma into inventive, compelling and immersive prose.

The shortlist

The 2024 shortlist takes readers to new places and introduces new perspectives, offering an alternative lens through which we can examine our past, present and impending future. Revelatory stories that uncover the voices of the dispossessed, sit alongside personal testaments of oppression that reveal resilience and courage. There are also works of groundbreaking investigative journalism that challenge the systems that govern us, alongside visionary accounts that pay tribute to the liberating potential of literature and art.

The shortlist represents writers from America (Tiya Miles), Canada (Naomi Klein) and Jamaica (Safiya Sinclair), with half the list from the UK (Laura Cumming, Noreen Masud and Madhumita Murgia).

The judges

Chair of judges Professor Suzannah Lipscomb says:

Our magnificent shortlist is made up of six powerful, impressive books that are characterised by the brilliance and beauty of their writing and which each offer a unique, original perspective. The readers of these books will never see the world – be it through art, history, landscape, politics, religion or technology – the same again.

Professor Lipscomb is joined on the judging panel by fair fashion campaigner Venetia La Manna; academic, author and consultant Professor Nicola Rollock; biographer and journalist Anne Sebba; and author and 2018 winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction Kamila Shamsie.

The judges narrowed down this shortlist to six books from a longlist of 16. The 2024 Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction will be awarded on Thursday 13 June 2024 at the Women’s Prize Trust’s summer party in central London. The winner will receive a cheque for £30,000 and a limited-edition artwork known as the ‘Charlotte’, both gifted by the Charlotte Aitken Trust.

More information can be found on the Women’s Prizes website here.

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Inaugural Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction Announces Longlist

The Women’s Prize Trust – the UK charity which creates equitable opportunities for women in the world of books and masterminds the annual Women’s Prize for Fiction – announces the Longlist for its sister prize, the inaugural Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction.

The new prize – which has long been an aim of the Women’s Prize Trust – was in part born out of research released in 2023 which demonstrated that female non-fiction writers are less visible in the UK national media and less likely to win (or be shortlisted for) book prizes than their male counterparts.

Featuring writers from all over the English-speaking world – America, Australia, Canada, India, Jamaica, the Philippines and the UK – across a wide range of genres and styles, from gripping memoirs and timely books that challenge the status quo, to groundbreaking investigative journalism and innovative new histories, these 16 titles show the range, quality and ambition of non-fiction writing by women over the last year.

The longlist

The 2024 longlist features nine authors who are publishing their first work for a general, non-academic readership. They sit alongside two international bestsellers (Naomi Klein and Anna Funder), a prize-winning author of fiction and non-fiction (Alice Albinia) and two published poets (Cat Bohannon and Safiya Sinclair).

The works are drawn from a wide range of disciplines, from neuroscience, biology, psychoanalysis, history and philosophy to economics, politics, AI, race, art and natural history, with several of the books combining multiple genres within one work. There are memoirs that will enlighten and move the reader – from life within a militant religious sect, to a pilgrimage across Britain’s flatlands; from a narrative that explores life in art and the power of a painting, to a deeply personal story that shows us the limitations of our care system.

The judges

Chair of judges Professor Suzannah Lipscomb says:

‘Reading for the Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction has been a revelation and a joy. I am very proud to introduce the sensational books that make up the inaugural Longlist. Our selection represents the breadth of women’s non-fiction writing: science, history, memoir, technology, literary biography, health, linguistics, investigative journalism, art history, activism, travel-writing and economics. And each author has created a masterpiece that is worthy of your attention. Buy them, borrow them – above all read them – and in so doing you’ll be elevating women’s voices and female perspectives in a whole range of disciplines and on a whole host of topics.’

Professor Lipscomb is joined on the judging panel by fair fashion campaigner Venetia La Manna; academic, author and consultant Professor Nicola Rollock; biographer and journalist Anne Sebba; and author and 2018 winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction Kamila Shamsie.

The judges will narrow down this longlist of 16 books to a shortlist of six, which will be announced on 27 March. The 2024 Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction will be awarded on Thursday 13 June 2024 at the Women’s Prize Trust’s summer party in central London. The winner will receive a cheque for £30,000 and a limited-edition artwork known as the ‘Charlotte’, both gifted by the Charlotte Aitken Trust.

More information can be found on the Women’s Prizes website here.

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If you work in a library or workplace and would like to promote the longlist, you can download a free digital pack from our shop.

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Paul Kelly succeeds Matthew Littleford MBE as The Reading Agency’s Chair of the Board

The Reading Agency today announced that Paul Kelly has been appointed Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Reading Agency. He succeeds Matthew Littleford MBE, whose term as Chair ended after serving since 2018.   

Paul has been a member of The Reading Agency’s Board of Trustees since 2018 and has served as Vice-Chair since last year. He is the global CEO of DK, the world’s leading illustrated non-fiction publisher, which is part of Penguin Random House group. Paul has an incredible breadth of experience in UK and international publishing having previously served as President at DK US and Commercial and Strategy Director for Penguin Random House UK.  

“I have always been inspired by The Reading Agency’s innovative approach to promoting reading for pleasure and the incredible impact they have on so many lives. This brilliant organisation has gone fromstrength to strength under Matthew’s tenure, reaching over 2 million people last year, and encouraging 139,000 children and families to join the local library. I am humbled and honored to be taking over the vital role of Chair for The Reading Agency and working even more closely with CEO, Karen Napier, and her talented team. I look forward to using this position to help facilitate the charity’s immense potential to reach more people and leverage the power of reading to transform more lives than ever before.” 

Matthew Littleford, who stood down as Chair on the 1 February, was formerly Joint Managing Director of Betty, one of the UK’s leading TV production companies where he was responsible for running the business, editorial strategy, people and culture, business affairs and production management. He was also the Editorial Director for Digital at BBC Worldwide, leading, creating and delivering the editorial proposition across their portfolio of brands and platforms. 

During his tenure, Matthew provided invaluable leadership and guidance that helped The Reading Agency fulfill its mission to empower people of all ages to read. Some of the many key achievements under his chairmanship include expanding the reach of reading programmes like Reading Friends and Reading Well to vulnerable and underserved communities across the country, launching innovative digital reading initiatives to support early years reading like the Summer Reading Challenge online platform, and supporting the organisation to forge new relationships with charity, corporate and public sector partners to support literacy programs across the UK. 

“After six inspiring years, I would like to say thank you to The Reading Agency team, our brilliant library partners, and Arts Council England, for working with us to get more people across the UK reading. It has been a privilege to help Karen lead this innovative organisation during what have been challenging years for many and championing the proven power of reading. I wish Paul Kelly every success as the organisation’s new Chair and will continue to champion The Reading Agency’s work from the sidelines.” 

Matthew Littleford

“On behalf of The Reading Agency, I want to thank Matthew for his many years of exceptional service on our Board, Matthew’s passion for promoting reading and creativity has helped strengthen our organsation and enabled us to transform thousands of lives through the power of reading. We wish him the very best in his future endeavors. We are delighted to welcome Paul Kelly as our new Chair. His commitment to and expertise in reading for pleasure will be a real asset as we work towards getting more people across the country reading.” 

Karen Napier, Chief Executive of The Reading Agency.

“The Arts Council strongly believes in the importance of reading for pleasure and we’re proud to support The Reading Agency in its mission to empower people of all ages to read. Over the last six years, Matthew Littleford has led The Reading Agency to achieve a number of significant milestones, particularly around its reading programmes and Summer Reading Challenge, and we wish him well for his future. And we look forward to working with Paul Kelly and the whole team on the continuation of their vital work.” 

Sarah Crown, Director Literature, Arts Council England

The Reading Agency welcomes Baroness Sanderson’s Public Libraries Review

The Reading Agency welcomes the publication of Baroness Sanderson’s review of public libraries today.

We strongly support the report’s affirmation of the value of public libraries. Public libraries are much valued partners of the Reading Agency and work with us to promote the power of reading through national programmes and activities that change lives and communities. Libraries are true community anchor organisations, providing a treasure trove of books and reading resources, but also serving as hubs for learning and discovery, providing free access to information support for health and wellbeing and hosting events and activities that bring people together.

We know that people do not have an equal start in life, and that libraries empower people with knowledge and possibilities for growth, especially those struggling with inequality and disadvantage. We commend Baroness Sanderson and her team for acknowledging the importance of fortifying the public library offer through this report.

Supporting our mission to deliver evidence-led practice, we undertake extensive research and evaluation including a recent review of a new cross-authority approach to delivering the annual Summer Reading Challenge. The Reading Agency believes that centralising data and improving data sharing across library authorities is key to delivering the power of reading to underserved communities.

We particularly welcome the recommendation to offer automatic enrolment to children across the UK, many of whom access the power of reading for the first time through public libraries. Through our 2023 Summer Reading Challenge, we saw an increase of 45% in library card uptake among participants. This clearly highlights the value of automatic library membership in increasing access to the life-changing benefits of reading through the Summer Reading Challenge and other early years reading initiatives.

We welcome Lord Parkinson’s commitment to developing cross-government approaches which connect government departments around common aims and support the vital work that libraries do.

The Reading Agency looks forward to seeing these proposals come to life through the delivery of the Government’s forthcoming public libraries strategy. We will continue to work closely with our library partners to support people to create social connections, improve their skills and manage their health and wellbeing through the proven power of reading.

Karen Napier, CEO, The Reading Agency said: “Libraries open doors for people of all ages and backgrounds by providing free access to books, information, and opportunities that enrich lives. As a proud partner to libraries across the UK, we know firsthand the power of the public library to empower communities and change lives for the better. We applaud the research, consultation and thought that have gone into Baroness Sanderson’s report and we look forward to these measures, particularly automatic library enrolment for children, being brought forward to strengthen and modernise our vital public library network.”

Reading Friends: creating connections in 2022/23

From 2022 to 2023, Reading Friends worked with 39 UK authorities and their delivery partners to make a positive difference to individual lives and whole communities – creating meaningful connections, reducing loneliness and improving wellbeing.

How many people took part?

  • Over 4,800 people took part in groups and one-to-ones
  • Over 35,600 social connections took place

Analysing the need

We found that a high proportion of Reading Friends participants felt lonely prior to taking part. In the three months prior to becoming involved in Reading Friends:

  • 66% of participants and 49% of befrienders felt lonely always/often, occasionally or some of the time
  • 20% of participants and 5% of befrienders had not socialised with a friend or group of friends in-person
  • 19% of participants and 5% of befrienders tended to disagree or disagreed that if they wanted to socialise, they had people that they could call on

The difference Reading Friends made

By taking part in the programme:

  • 83% participants and 84% befrienders felt more connected to other people
  • 77% participants and 86% befrienders added purpose to their week
  • 71% participants and 70% befrienders increased their confidence to try new things
  • 69% participants and 68% befrienders increased their satisfaction with their life
  • 68% participants and 29% befrienders felt less lonely

Read the full findings in our full evaluation report.

If you’d like to find out more about Reading Friends, contact
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The Reading Agency announces Quick Reads will be gifted for World Book Night 2024

The Reading Agency has today announced that copies of the six upcoming Quick Reads 2024 titles will be gifted for World Book Night 2024. 

Taking place on 23 April 2024, World Book Night is aiming to create a nation of readers, with libraries across the UK applying to receive copies of life-changing Quick Reads titles to give away in partnership with local organisations.

This year’s Quick Reads titles feature 6 newly published Quick Reads from leading authors including Kia Abdullah, Malorie Blackman, Matt Cain, Kit de Waal, Jo Nesbo and Karen Swan. Quick Reads aim to bring the joy and benefits of reading to everyone, including the one in six adults in the UK who struggle to read. 

Publishing on 11 April, ahead of the celebrations when the books go on sale across the UK, the 36,000 copies of the 2024 Quick Reads will be gifted through libraries to reach emerging and lapsed readers in settings such as hospitals, prisons, care homes and shelters in the community. The giveaway forms a key part of The Reading Agency’s mission to tackle the adult literacy crisis and provide easy access to shorter, high-quality reads for free to help foster a love of books and reading. 

In 2024, the wider public is invited to get involved in spreading the power of reading by joining in the World Book Night #ReadingHour from 7pm on the day, when they can dedicate a moment to reading and books. The Reading Agency will also be launching a public fundraiser to bring the power of reading to even more people through its targeted programmes and initiatives. 

“We are delighted to be gifting 36,000 copies of our brilliant new Quick Reads titles on World Book Night to help spread the joy of reading. Together, we can create a nation of readers by getting these books into the hands of people across the UK and helping them to discover the proven power of reading to entertain, connect and transform lives.” 

Karen Napier, CEO at The Reading Agency

The full line-up of 2024 Quick Read titles to be gifted are:

  • Kia Abdullah, Those People Next Door (abridged) (HQ, HarperCollins)
  • Malorie Blackman, Boys Don’t Cry (abridged) (Penguin, Penguin Random House)
  • Matt Cain, Game On (Headline, Hachette)
  • Kit de Waal, Without Warning and Only Sometimes (abridged) (Headline, Hachette)
  • Jo Nesbo, The Jealousy Man (previously published in 2021 short story collection) (Vintage, Penguin Random House)
  • Karen Swan, The Last Summer (abridged) (Pan Macmillan)

Libraries can find out how to sign up to receive books by visiting: www.worldbooknight.org

Paul Lynch’s Prophet Song wins the Booker Prize 2023

Prophet Song by Paul Lynch has been named the winner of the Booker Prize 2023. He received £50,000 and was presented with his trophy by Shehan Karunatilaka, last year’s winner, at a ceremony held at Old Billingsgate, London.

The winning book was selected from 163 titles published between 1 October 2022 and 30 September 2023, and submitted to the prize by publishers. The Booker Prize is open to unified and sustained works of fiction by writers of any nationality, written in English and published in the UK or Ireland.

Prophet Song, which is Lynch’s fifth novel, is an exhilarating, propulsive and confrontational portrait of a country – and a family – on the brink of catastrophe. Ireland is in the grip of a government that is taking a turn towards tyranny and Eilish Stack, the novel’s protagonist, soon finds herself trying to make sense of the nightmare of a collapsing society – assailed by unpredictable forces beyond her control and desperate to do whatever it takes to keep her family together.

Lynch is the fifth Irish author to win the Booker Prize, after Iris Murdoch, John Banville, Roddy Doyle and Anne Enright. On his novel he said, ‘Prophet Song is partly an attempt at radical empathy. I wanted to deepen the reader’s immersion to such a degree that by the end of the book, they would not just know, but feel this problem for themselves’.

This year’s judging panel was composed of chair Esi Edugyan, actor, writer and director Adjoa Andoh; poet, lecturer, editor and critic Mary Jean Chan; Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and Shakespeare specialist James Shapiro; and actor and writer Robert Webb.

Esi Edugyan, Chair of the 2023 judges, said:

From that first knock at the door, Prophet Song forces us out of our complacency as we follow the terrifying plight of a woman seeking to protect her family in an Ireland descending into totalitarianism. We felt unsettled from the start, submerged in – and haunted by – the sustained claustrophobia of Lynch’s powerfully constructed world. He flinches from nothing, depicting the reality of state violence and displacement and offering no easy consolations. Here the sentence is stretched to its limits – Lynch pulls off feats of language that are stunning to witness. He has the heart of a poet, using repetition and recurring motifs to create a visceral reading experience. This is a triumph of emotional storytelling, bracing and brave. With great vividness, Prophet Song captures the social and political anxieties of our current moment. Readers will find it soul-shattering and true, and will not soon forget its warnings.

Gaby Wood, Chief Executive of the Booker Prize Foundation, added:

This year’s judges are so wide-ranging in their tastes, and so delightedly different in their styles of reading, that they developed a rule of thumb in order to find books they all loved. If they asked themselves ‘what is this book doing?’, they could analyse its technique, or the ways in which it advanced the art of fiction. If they asked themselves ‘what is this book doing to me?’, they could express their subjective responses, and identify novels that had an emotional impact. For this panel, the best books were those that answered and rewarded both of these questions. And the judges established at the start of the final meeting that any of the six books on the shortlist would be a worthy winner. Prophet Song is composed of masterful sentences, and packs a profound emotional punch.’

Get involved

This year the Booker Prizes ran the Booker Prize Book Club as a new online community for readers to discuss and find out more about the six books in contention for the world’s most influential prize for a single work of fiction, the Booker Prize Book Club. Find out more.

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The Booker Prizes’ Book of the Month

Each month the Booker Prizes’ Book of the Month shines a spotlight on a different work of fiction from among the 600+ titles in the Booker Library, through reading guides, extracts, opinion pieces, competitions and discussions on our social channels. We will be updating this page on our website every month. Find out more here.

The Reading Agency launches call for submissions for Quick Reads 2025

The Reading Agency is pleased to announce that it is seeking publisher submissions for consideration for its life-changing 2025 Quick Reads programme.

Quick Reads are short, high-quality books that engage adult readers who lack reading confidence or have fallen out of the reading habit. They play a key role in getting the nation to read, especially those who find reading challenging. The challenge we face today is that one in three adults do not regularly read for pleasure and one in six adults find reading difficult. The titles are written by popular authors using accessible language and plots. And it works; over 5.3 million Quick Reads titles have been distributed since the program began in 2006.

This year, in addition to working with our existing publishing partners, The Reading Agency is also actively seeking submissions from SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) and independent publishers. This new development has been made possible with funding support from The Foyle Foundation. It will enable smaller independent publishers to take part in the programme for the first time by helping to remove some of the barriers that often prevent them from participating.

The final selection for Quick Reads 2025 will be made by a panel of experts including public and prison librarians, further education and workplace representatives, retailers and literacy experts. They will be looking for a range of genres, an inclusive and diverse mix of new and established voices but most importantly, great stories and content. All selected titles will be published and sold for £1 a copy, helping to make sure the books get into the hands of those that need them most in line with The Reading Agency’s mission to get everyone reading. Quick Reads are perfect for boosting reading skills, confidence and engagement. They can act as an entry point to different authors’ work in diverse genres, and have led to thousands of adults reading, completing, and enjoying a book for the first time.

Karen Napier, CEO, The Reading Agency says: “We want to showcase new stories from diverse voices and broaden the reach and appeal of Quick Reads. This is an exciting opportunity for all publishers, whatever their size, to widen their audience and support our mission of engaging new readers across the UK. We are also immensely grateful to our core funders, Hachette, and Penguin Random House for continuing to support this vital programme and to the Foyle Foundation for helping us to diversify our publisher partners in 2025.”

The deadline for submissions is 19 January 2024. Interested publishers can find more details and apply via The Reading Agency’s website, where they can find guidance on writing for emerging readers and information about Quick Reads and its audiences.

Publishers of all sizes who are passionate about literacy and widening participation in reading are encouraged to submit proposals for consideration. We ask larger publishers to cover some associated costs such as author advance, printing and production as part of their literacy strategy and CSR mission.

For more information or to discuss a submission, please contact Emma House at [email protected].

Summer Reading Challenge: Reach and Engagement 2023

We reached 699,208 children through the Summer Reading Challenge in 2023!

The 2023 Summer Reading Challenge: ‘Ready, Set, Read!’, delivered in partnership with libraries and the Youth Sport Trust, once again brought the fun and benefits of reading to families across the UK. We saw fantastic increases in children’s participation and engagement in the Challenge, with more children visiting their local library to take part, as well as more children taking part online.

Participating library branches (3,159) across 92% of library authorities in the UK saw a surge in the number of children’s book loans over the summer, supported by a cross-authority approach to delivery in 34 public libraries. This new partnership model ensured many more children and families living with disadvantage were able to take part, and helped contribute to an increase the number of children’s book loans over the summer.

More children took part in the Challenge than in the previous year

685,821 Children took part in Ready, Set, Read!, including:

  • 635,115 library starters (+4% on 2022)
  • 50,706 online starters (+7% on 2022)

13,387 additional packs were gifted by libraries to foodbanks, schools, HAF providers and others

More children joined their library and read more books during the holiday

  • 133,697 New library members (+42% on our pre-pandemic total in 2019)
  • 329,166 Children received a certificate of completion from their library or completed online (+6% on 2022)
  • 14,084,931 Total books, including eBooks and audio titles, read and issued through libraries (+10% on 2022)

1,106 parents and caregivers told us about the difference the Challenge made to their children who took part…

  • 80% read more over the summer holidays
  • 75% enjoy reading more
  • 72% feel more confident reading
  • 70% improved their reading skills
  • 58% visited the library more as a family
  • 52% felt more relaxed
  • 34% felt more connected to others
  • 43% felt better

Digital Reach

  • 3,706,561 page views and 657,232 visits to the Summer Reading Challenge website
  • 549,936 Total reach of posts on the Summer Reading Challenge Facebook page
  • 10,336 Total engagements with our Facebook posts

“I found the Summer Reading Challenge made me read more books and spend more nights reading books with my Dad. It made me feel relaxed.”

Boy, aged 8-9 years old

“My daughter is not a confident reader and is behind with her reading according to her age. It was great to be able to select books from the library that she felt confident with and to see her pleasure in finally achieving because of her reading.”

Parent/caregiver of girl, aged 6-7 years old

“A great initiative to motivate children to keep reading over the summer and promote library services(…) the activities we run alongside the challenge are the ideal opportunity for them to meet new friends and build their social skills.”

North Tyneside Libraries

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The Reading Agency and the Youth Sport Trust invite children on a winter reading adventure

The Reading Agency has today announced that they are teaming up with the Youth Sport Trust again for this year’s Winter Mini Challenge, a free reading adventure. The Challenge encourages children to keep up their reading over the winter holidays and offers rewards and prizes for continuing to read.

Following the success of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, the Winter Mini Challenge will continue to follow the Ready, Set, Read! theme throughout the winter. By taking part online via the Challenge website, children will be able to join this year’s six characters as they head out to have fun on a winter walk.

The characters, illustrated by Loretta Schauer, will get children fired up about games, sport and play, with the Ready, Set, Read! theme of the Challenge aiming to keep children’s minds and bodies active over the winter holiday. Children can log their reads and share reviews on the digital platform and earn rewards for their reading, with many public libraries across the UK offering events and activities which tie into the theme.

During the school holidays, some children experience a ‘dip’ in their reading skills. The Winter Mini Challenge is on a mission to change this by providing a way for children to keep reading for enjoyment outside the classroom. Accompanying resources which can be downloaded through the digital platform will help families and teachers to provide free and fun activities over the holiday.

The Winter Mini Challenge will launch on 1 December and run until 19 February.

Karen Napier, CEO, The Reading Agency said: “We saw a fantastic response to this year’s sport and games themed Summer Reading Challenge, showing that reading goes hand-in-hand with play in helping children to explore their creativity. We’re delighted to be continuing our partnership with the Youth Sport Trust for this year’s Winter Mini Challenge and hope we’ll fire up the imaginations of children across the country.”

Ali Oliver MBE, Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust: “Following the success of the Summer Reading Challenge, we are delighted to be partnering with the Reading Agency once again on this year’s Winter Mini Challenge! The cold weather and early evenings over the winter can make getting active outdoors challenging, but we hope children and young will be inspired by the games, sport and play themed books selected as part of the Ready, Set, Read Challenge to keep active over the winter holiday.

We know active children are happier, healthier and can even achieve more in the classroom. The Winter Mini Challenge is a brilliant way to inspire children over the winter to keep both minds and bodies active.”

Visit www.wintermini.org.uk for more information.
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