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Every week, join Vick Hope, multi-award winning TV and BBC Radio 1 presenter, author and journalist, and her inspirational guests as they celebrate the best books written by women. They'll discuss this year's shortlisted titles, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and has been running for over 25 years. Sit back and enjoy.

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    • 4.3 • 15 Ratings

Every week, join Vick Hope, multi-award winning TV and BBC Radio 1 presenter, author and journalist, and her inspirational guests as they celebrate the best books written by women. They'll discuss this year's shortlisted titles, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and has been running for over 25 years. Sit back and enjoy.

    Bookshelfie: Rosie Jones

    Bookshelfie: Rosie Jones

    Rosie Jones joins Vick Hope in front of a live studio audience where they celebrate different kinds of love, discuss Rosie’s favourite reads on holiday and uncover why Rosie will never get over A Little Life.  

    Rosie is a must-see act on the UK comedy circuit. Having fronted two travelogue series’ of her own for Channel 4, Mission: Accessible and Trip Hazard. Rosie can also be seen on countless hit television shows including Live At The Apollo, The Jonathan Ross Show, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Cats Does Countdown and The Last Leg, to name a few!

    Rosie is also an established writer and actor, having written on hit Netflix series Sex Education, she also both wrote and starred in Disability Benefits which was commissioned by Channel 4 as part of their 2022 Comedy Blaps collection. 

    2022 saw the release of Rosie’s second children’s book, The Amazing Edie Eckhart: The Big Trip which tells the story of a little girl with cerebral palsy. 

    Rosie’s book choices are:
    ** The Color Purple by Alice Walker  
    ** The List by Yomi Adegoke
    ** A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
    ** Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
    ** The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid 

    Vick Hope, multi-award winning TV and BBC Radio 1 presenter, author and journalist, is the host of season seven of the Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast. Every week, Vick will be joined by another inspirational woman to discuss the work of incredible female authors. The Women’s Prize is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and they continue to champion the very best books written by women.


    Don’t want to miss the rest of season seven? Listen and subscribe now!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Bookshelfie: Miranda July

    Bookshelfie: Miranda July

    Miranda July is a multi-award-winning director, writer, filmmaker and artist and in this episode she opens up about ageing, reaching her creative limit and reading with every meal.  

    Miranda has written, directed and starred in three feature films as well as over a dozen short films. Her first major film production, Me and You and Everyone We Know, won six awards including the Caméra d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2016, she was invited to join the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences in acknowledgement as a writer.

    In addition to her work in films, Miranda is a talented writer whose work often explores slices of ordinary life and  has been described as ‘wry, smart’ and ‘painfully alive’.  Her collection of short vignettes, No One Belongs Here More Than You, won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. 

    Her new book, All Fours, has just been published and follows the journey of a perimenopausal woman who upends her life, following an extramarital affair. 

    Miranda’s book choices are:
    ** One! Hundred! Demons! By Lynda Barry
    ** Acts of Infidelity by Lena Andersson
    ** The IHOP Papers, by Ali Liebegott
    ** Daughter by Claudia Dey
    ** Trans Sex by Lucie Fielding 

    Vick Hope, multi-award winning TV and BBC Radio 1 presenter, author and journalist, is the host of season seven of the Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast. Every week, Vick will be joined by another inspirational woman to discuss the work of incredible female authors. The Women’s Prize is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and they continue to champion the very best books written by women.


    Don’t want to miss the rest of season seven? Listen and subscribe now!


    This podcast is sponsored by Baileys and produced by Bird Lime Media.

    • 58 min
    Bookshelfie: Ria Hebden

    Bookshelfie: Ria Hebden

    Television presenter and broadcaster, Ria Hebden discusses the importance of identity, how books can inspire massive career changes and why the sky's the limit for her.

    Ria is the official Entertainment presenter on ITV’s Lorraine, having interviewed  everyone from Robbie Williams to Harrison Ford, to Kim Cattrall, Shania Twain and John Boyega. Her infectious energy and iconic smile make her a TV regular and favourite among viewers, also having hosted shows including All Around Britain on ITV, Sunday Morning Live on BBC One and the BAFTA Film Awards red carpet.

    Passionate about telling stories that celebrate diversity, champion women and inspire the next generation, Ria founded Wonder Women TV, a women’s network that elevates diverse women who work in Television and the Creative Industries in 2017, and has achieved several National Diversity Award nominations for her work. 

    Last year, Ria competed as a contestant on ITV’s Dancing on Ice and raised £30K for Lupus UK as a contestant on Celebrity Catchphrase and Celebrity Chase.


    Ria’s book choices are:
    ** Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
    ** Light is the New Black by Rebecca Campbell 
    ** The List by Yomi Adegoke
    ** Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez
    ** The Good Ally by Nova Reid

    Vick Hope, multi-award winning TV and BBC Radio 1 presenter, author and journalist, is the host of season seven of the Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast. Every week, Vick will be joined by another inspirational woman to discuss the work of incredible female authors. The Women’s Prize is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and they continue to champion the very best books written by women.


    Don’t want to miss the rest of season seven? Listen and subscribe now!


    This podcast is sponsored by Baileys and produced by Bird Lime Media.

    • 49 min
    Bookshelfie: Rebecca Achieng Ajulu-Bushell

    Bookshelfie: Rebecca Achieng Ajulu-Bushell

    Former swimmer and entrepreneur Rebecca Achieng Ajulu-Bushell discusses her career, details her love of the water, and lays bare the pressures within her former swimming world.

    Rebecca Achieng Ajulu-Bushell is a former elite athlete with a career spanning over 10 years, swimming for both Great Britain and Kenya. She is a former world number one and British champion, winning the 50m and 100m breaststroke in 2010.  She was the first Black woman to swim for the Great Britain team. 

    In 2023, she was honoured in Forbes 30 Under 30 for her work in Social Impact. Rebecca is also the CEO of the 10,000 Interns Foundation, a non-profit that champions underrepresented talent by creating paid internship opportunities. Prior to this, she founded and ran NKG, a creative strategy and media agency focused on social change projects. 

    Her first book These Heavy Black Bones is out in June.

    Rebecca’s book choices are:
    ** Tar Baby by Toni Morrison
    ** Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    ** Educated by Tara Westover
    ** In The Wake by Christina Sharpe
    ** Animal by Lisa Taddeo

    Vick Hope, multi-award winning TV and BBC Radio 1 presenter, author and journalist, is the host of season seven of the Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast. Every week, Vick will be joined by another inspirational woman to discuss the work of incredible female authors. The Women’s Prize is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and they continue to champion the very best books written by women.


    Don’t want to miss the rest of season seven? Listen and subscribe now!


    This podcast is sponsored by Baileys and produced by Bird Lime Media.

    • 45 min
    Bookshelfie: Victoria Prew

    Bookshelfie: Victoria Prew

    Victoria Prew is an entrepreneur and CEO of fashion rental company HURR, in this episode she explains how she saw a gap in the market for rented luxury fashion and leaned in.

    Victoria Prew is the CEO and co-founder of HURR Collective, the global home for circular fashion, a community of first-movers, committed to environmental responsibility, setting the tone for the next generation to follow.

    From idea-in-head to multi-million pound fashion rental business, Victoria has trailblazed the way for young female entrepreneurs to build their businesses. Her accolades for entrepreneurship include Forbes 30 Under 30, and HURR ranks as one of the world’s 50 Top Startups, she’s also been featured in press around the world for her innovative business. Victoria is on a mission to remedy the bad habits of the fashion industry for a greener future without sacrificing quality and style. 

    Victoria’s book choices are:
    ** The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck by Beatrix Potter
    ** Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
    ** Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld
    ** The Long Game by Dorie Clark
    ** Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

    Vick Hope, multi-award winning TV and BBC Radio 1 presenter, author and journalist, is the host of season seven of the Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast. Every week, Vick will be joined by another inspirational woman to discuss the work of incredible female authors. The Women’s Prize is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and they continue to champion the very best books written by women.


    Don’t want to miss the rest of season seven? Listen and subscribe now!


    This podcast is sponsored by Baileys and produced by Bird Lime Media.

    • 49 min
    Bookshelfie: Edwina Dunn OBE

    Bookshelfie: Edwina Dunn OBE

    Entrepreneur and pioneering businesswoman Edwina Dunn OBE discusses the need for role models, the perils of seeking perfection and the importance of female spending.

    Edwina leads The Female Lead, which is an active community of 8 million women, underpinned by an educational foundation, and focused on celebrating the achievements and diversity of women who shape our world. Using data to understand the challenges women face, Edwina works with businesses and the government to create new, mutually beneficial models and policies for the workplace. She has most recently presented  her manifesto in When She’s In the Room: How Empowering Women Empowers the World, a data-based guide that presents a road map for us all to the world we want to see and one that will make the world work better for women and men.

    Edwina’s book choices are:
    ** The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton
    ** The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo
    ** Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
    ** The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell
    ** Burntcoat by Sarah Hall

    Vick Hope, multi-award winning TV and BBC Radio 1 presenter, author and journalist, is the host of season seven of the Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast. Every week, Vick will be joined by another inspirational woman to discuss the work of incredible female authors. The Women’s Prize is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and they continue to champion the very best books written by women.


    Don’t want to miss the rest of season seven? Listen and subscribe now!


    This podcast is sponsored by Baileys and produced by Bird Lime Media.

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