The truly great Zadie Smith is up for the Women's Prize for Fiction for her most recent novel, NW. Smith is also on Granta's 2013 list of the 20 most promising British authors under 40--a list that this year is primarily women and is including authors of diverse backgrounds.
The Women's Prize for Fiction winner will be announced on June 5. Below are the short list nominees for the Women's Prize for Fiction as well as the women writers on the 2013 Granta list.
The Women's Prize for Fiction 2013 Short List:
Kate Atkinson - Life After Life
A M Homes - May We Be Forgiven
Barbara Kingsolver - Flight Behaviour
Hilary Mantel - Bring Up the Bodies
Maria Semple - Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Zadie Smith - NW
Granta's 2013 Promising British Authors under 40:
Granta list celebrates fresh crop of British novelists (The Guardian)