The Guardian First Book Award: 80% female shortlist

Here’s the shortlist:

Romantic Moderns Alexandra Harris (Thames and Hudson) [The winner]
Your Presence is Requested at Suvanto Maile Chapman (Jonathan Cape)
Black Mamba Boy Nadifa Mohamed (HarperCollins)
Being Wrong Kathryn Schulz (Portobello)
Boxer, Beetle Ned Beauman (Sceptre)

80% women.  Is this a first?

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