Natalie Haynes Shortlisted for Women's Prize for Fiction 2020
Natalie Haynes' A Thousand Ships, published by Mantle Books, is among the six-strong 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist. Haynes' retelling of the Iliad sets out to demonstrate that the Trojan war “is a woman’s war, just as much as it is the men’s,” and to draw attention to “the pain of the women who have always been relegated to the edges of the story, victims of men, survivors of men, slaves of men.”
The prize is next planning to host a deep dive into the six shortlisted books and a behind-the-scenes look at the judging process via video conferencing platform Zoom on 6th May with Women’s Prize founder director Kate Mosse. Owing to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s shortlist readings have been postponed and will now be held at the Southbank Centre on 8th September 2020. Tickets can be purchased from the Southbank Centre website from 27th April.