LONDON (AP) — Two novels that inform advanced and stunning tales of migration are amongst six finalists for the 2024…

LONDON (AP) — Two novels that inform advanced and stunning tales of migration are amongst six finalists for the 2024 Women’s Prize for Fiction.

U.S.-French author Aube Rey Lescure’s debut novel “River East, River West” depicts west to east immigration by the story of Americans in China, whereas British writer Isabella Hammad’s “Enter Ghost” charts a Shakespearean actress’s sophisticated return to her Palestinian homeland.

The shortlist introduced Wednesday for the 30,000 pound ($37,000) award contains two Irish writers: Claire Kilroy, for her story of motherhood, “Soldier, Sailor,” and Anne Enright for multigenerational saga “The Wren, The Wren.”

Australia’s Kate Grenville, a earlier Women’s Prize winner, makes the checklist along with her eighth novel, historic journey “Restless Dolly Maunder.” U.S. author V. V. Ganeshananthan is nominated for her second novel, “Brotherless Night,” set throughout Sri Lanka’s civil struggle.

Founded in 1996, the prize is open to feminine English-language writers from any nation. Past winners embrace Zadie Smith, Tayari Jones and Barbara Kingsolver, who received final yr for “Demon Copperhead.”

This yr, awards organizers launched a companion Women’s Prize for Nonfiction to assist rectify an imbalance in publishing. In 2022, solely 26.5% of nonfiction books reviewed in Britain’s newspapers had been by ladies, and male writers dominated established nonfiction writing prizes.

The winners of each fiction and nonfiction prizes shall be topped at a ceremony in London on June 13.

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