The list was announced on International Women's Day.
The list was announced on International Women's Day.

16 books have made it to the Women's Prize For Fiction longlist and Kamila Shamsie's book Home Fire is one of them.

The Pakistani writer's seventh novel Home Fire is a contemporary re-imagining of the Greek tragedy Antigone, and one of the writers she will be contending against is Arundhati Roy who has been nominated for her book The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.

The Women's Prize For Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious annual book award for fiction written by a woman. The list, which was announced today on International Women's Day, "honours both new and well-established writers and a range of genres, spanning four continents and including six debut novels," reads the website.

The shortlist for the award will be announced on April 23.

Last year, Kamila Shamsie was longlisted for The Man Booker Prize.

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