Awards: Women's Fiction Longlist; Jane Grigson Trust Winner

The longlist has been revealed for the £30,000 (about $41,875) Women's Prize for Fiction, which celebrates "celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women's writing from throughout the world." A shortlist will be announced April 23 and the winner named June 6. The longlisted books are:

H(A)PPY by Nicola Barker
The Idiot by Elif Batuman
Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon
Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
Sight by Jessie Greengrass
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife by Meena Kandasamy
Elmet by Fiona Mozley
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt
A Boy in Winter by Rachel Seiffert
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
The Trick to Time by Kit de Waal
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward


Angela Clutton won the £2,000 (about $2,800) Jane Grigson Trust Award, created in memory of the British food writer to recognize "a first-time writer of a book about food or drink which has been commissioned but has not yet been published," for The Vinegar Cupboard.

Chair of judges Geraldene Holt commented: "One of the many qualities of Jane Grigson's writing was her mission to explain. Angela Clutton's book is in this tradition. She explores the surprisingly broad spectrum of vinegars from around the world and rescues this essential yet often under-rated ingredient from the back of the kitchen cupboard.... This informative and inspirational book will be a valuable addition to every cook's library."

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