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Claire Cameron joins Atwood, Catton on Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist

Claire Cameron’s novel The Bear (Doubleday Canada) has been longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, the U.K.”s only annual book award for fiction written by women.

The 20-title list also includes Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam (McClelland & Stewart) and Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries (M&S). The five-person jury will narrow down the list to six titles, with the winner announced June 4.

Formerly known as the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction celebrates “excellence, originality, and accessibility in writing by women in English from throughout the world.” The winner receives £30,000 ($55,000.)