Wednesday, January 27, 2021

LIST: The Women's Prize for Fiction


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.

Those I have read are in red; those on my TBR shelf are in blue. So far, I've read 14 of the 25 winners. Several of my favorite books are on this list and I read them because they won this prize. See any favorites of your own?

2020 Maggie O'Farrell, Hamnet

2019 Tayari Jones, An American Marriage 

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


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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