Ali Smith has won the Baileys Prize for Women’s Fiction with her novel How To Be Both. The book is in two halves: one set in the modern era and one in the 15th Century. The book comes in two editions with the halves swapped though both have the same cover. It can be read in either order.
The complete shortlist of finalists was:
- Outline by Rachel Cusk
- The Bees by Laline Paull
- A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie
- How to be Both by Ali Smith
- A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
- The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters