Friday, April 17, 2009

List: The Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction - OLD VERSION

The Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction is the now the name for the award formerly known as the Orange Prize for Fiction. The prize is awarded to the woman who, in the opinion of the judges, has written the best, eligible full-length novel in English.

I am particularly interested in reading reviews of these books, so if anyone is working on this list, please leave a comment with the link to your reviews or progress posts and I will include your link in this post.

Those I have read are in red; those on my TBR shelf are in blue.

2018 Kamila Shamsie, Home Fire

2017 Naomi Alderman, The Power

2016 Lisa McInerne, The Glorious Heresies

2015 Ali Smith, How to be Both

2014 Eimear McBride, A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing

2013 A.M. Homes, May We Be Forgiven

2012 Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

2011 Téa Obreht, The Tiger's Wife

2010 Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna

2009 Marilynne Robinson, Home

2008 Rose Tremain, The Road Home

2007 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun

2006 Zadie Smith, On Beauty (reviewed here)

2005 Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk About Kevin

2004 Andrea Levy, Small Island (reviewed here)

2003 Valerie Martin, Property

2002 Ann Patchett, Bel Canto (reviewed here)

2001 Kate Grenville, The Idea of Perfection (reviewed here)

2000 Linda Grant, When I Lived in Modern Times

1999 Suzanne Berne, A Crime in the Neighborhood

1998 Carol Shields, Larry's Party

1997 Anne Michaels, Fugitive Pieces

1996 Helen Dunmore, A Spell of Winter


Last updated on December 31, 2018. I'm no longer updating this version and have re-posted a brand new version of this list. Please go to the new post, here


If you are reading these books, please leave comments with links to related posts and I will list them here.


  1. I have not read any of those books. I started Bel Canto, but I didn't get into it.

  2. I have read Andrea Levy's Island - it is an interesting story and well written. I enjoyed reading it.

  3. I've been doing The Orange Prize Project since 2008. My thoughts on Lionel Shriver's book (2005) are here:

    I have also read Bel Canto, Home and The Idea of Perfection from the winners list. Again I read many of those from the short and longlists too. My Orange Prize post is here if you don't mind adding me to the list:

  4. I updated my Orange Prize post today ,adding the longlist for 2010 which was announced today:

  5. I am reading these . . . slowly!

    Here's my TBR/DR list:

  6. Yay! Thanks for the link!


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