Friday 31 May 2019

Baileys Original Irish Cream and Fremantle Sponsor New ‘Women’s Prize for Fiction’ Podcast Available on Acast now

Following the success of its sell-out series of Book Bar events, Baileys will be sponsor of a brand-new podcast from the prestigious Women’s Prize for Fiction, produced by Fremantle, which is available to listen to via Acast now. 

Episodes will feature discussions from its sell-out Book Bar events as well as interviews and readings with the shortlisted authors and the 2019 winner.

The six-part podcast, presented by author of the Forgotten Women series and Editor at Vice, Zing Tsjeng, features live content recorded from thought-provoking discussions, inspiring readings and exclusive interviews with all the authors featured in this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist.

Episodes will be released weekly, which kicked off with ‘Thinking Pink’, on what feminism means to millennials with Dolly Alderton, Scarlett Curtis and Clarissa Pabi.

WPFF Founder Director and host of WPFF Bailey Book Bar events, Kate Mosse, said: “Excellence, imagination, originality, the WPFF is all about honouring & celebrating inspirational women's voices and writing from all over the world.  Our new podcast series - featuring exceptional brilliant women from the worlds of creativity, business, writing, technology, research and leadership - is a wonderful way for the Prize to communicate & engage even more widely with audiences.”

Sarah Doole, Director of Global Drama, Fremantle said: “It’s really exciting that our brands are all coming together with one common goal – to champion female storytellers around the world. At the heart of Fremantle’s scripted network are surprising stories that test the boundaries of genre and deliver compelling and provocative entertainment. It’s all down to our enduring, nurturing partnerships with innovative, spirited and resourceful creatives the world over and partnerships such as this one with the Women’s Prize for Fiction”

Timings and podcast themes are as follows:

Thinking Pink: What Feminism Means to Millennials (available now)
  • Women’s Prize for Fiction judges; journalist and bestselling author Dolly Alderton and feminist campaigner Scarlett Curtis join publisher and executive producer of the Mostly Lit podcast Clarissa Pabi and best-selling author Kate Mosse to chat about what the F-word means to millennials today and share some of the feminist books that have inspired them.

Women Mean Business (available now)
  • Digital Entrepreneur and Women’s Prize for Fiction judge Sarah Wood, founder of the Black British Business Awards Melanie Eusebe, Jess Butcher MBE, Co-Founder of Tick & Blippar and tech entrepreneur Sharmadean Reid MBE, founder of WAH Nails and Beautystack, join Kate Mosse to talk about the female authors and books that played a part in their incredible success, and how women are reshaping the world of work today.

Women Writers Revisited (available now)
  • A one-off live version of Women’s Prize for Fiction’s hugely popular new online feature Women Writers Revisited, journalist and theatre critic Arifa Akbar and a Women’s Prize for Fiction judge, previous winner of the Women’s Prize Linda Grant, and novelist Joanna Trollope discuss the overlooked or ‘forgotten’ female writers who have inspired them.

Unsung Heroines of History (available now)
  • Chair of Judges for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction, author and broadcaster Professor Kate Williams, specialist in European colonial and post-colonial History Professor Olivette Otele and author, broadcaster and Classicist Bettany Hughes join Kate Mosse to discuss inspirational women from history, including those who have been unjustly written out of the narrative.

2019 Shortlist (available 05.06.19)
  • Live readings and interviews with Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlisted authors:
  • Anna Burns – Milkman
·         Tayari Jones – An American Marriage
·         Oyinkan Braithwaite – My Sister the Serial Killer
·         Diana Evans – Ordinary People
·         Pat Barker – The Silence of the Girls
·         Madeline Miller - Circe

2019 Winner (available 07.06.19)
  • Exclusive interview with the Women’s Prize for Fiction winner.

To listen to The Women's Prize for Fiction Podcast sponsored by Baileys, visit

Featuring Dolly Alderton, Melanie Eusebe, Scarlett Curtis, Joanna Trollope and Kate Mosse