Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The Women's Prize for Fiction -- BOOK LIST


The Women's Prize for Fiction is awarded each year for the best eligible, full-length novel in English. The prize started in 1996 as the Orange Prize for Fiction (because it was sponsored by the Orange telecommunications company). In 2014, Bailey's became the sponsor and the name changed to the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Since 2018, multiple sponsors support the prize, now called simply the Women's Prize for Fiction.

I am not going to keep updating the winners after 2021. My enthusiasm for prize-winners is waning with the 2020s. I may focus my efforts on reading the winners up to 2020 then declare victory and move on to other bookish projects.

So far, I've read 15 of the winners. The list is below with notes about whether I finished it, it is on my TBR shelf, or if it is available as an audiobook from my library.

Several of my favorite books are on this list and I only read them because they won this prize. See any favorites of your own?

2021 Susanna Clarke, Piranesi

2020 Maggie O'Farrell, Hamnet ON OVERDRIVE

2019 Tayari Jones, An American Marriage ON OVERDRIVE

2018 Kamila Shamsie, Home Fire FINISHED

2017 Naomi Alderman, The Power FINISHED

2016 Lisa McInerne, The Glorious Heresies FINISHED

2015 Ali Smith, How to be Both ON OVERDRIVE

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

2013 A.M. Homes, May We Be Forgiven FINISHED

2012 Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles FINISHED

2011 Téa Obreht, The Tiger's Wife FINISHED

2010 Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna ON OVERDRIVE

2009 Marilynne Robinson, Home FINISHED

2008 Rose Tremain, The Road Home FINISHED

2007 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun FINISHED

2006 Zadie Smith, On Beauty (reviewed hereFINISHED

2005 Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk About Kevin FINISHED

2004 Andrea Levy, Small Island (reviewed hereFINISHED

2003 Valerie Martin, Property

2002 Ann Patchett, Bel Canto (reviewed hereFINISHED

2001 Kate Grenville, The Idea of Perfection (reviewed hereFINISHED

2000 Linda Grant, When I Lived in Modern Times TBR SHELF

1999 Suzanne Berne, A Crime in the Neighborhood TBR SHELF

1998 Carol Shields, Larry's Party  FINISHED

1997 Anne Michaels, Fugitive Pieces TBR SHELF

1996 Helen Dunmore, A Spell of Winter TBR SHELF


Updated on December 28, 2022. 


If you are reading the winners of the Women's Prize for Fiction and would like your post listed here, please leave comments with links to related posts and I will list them.

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