Women's Prize

The Women's Prize for Fiction (preivously Orange Prize for Fiction: 2008-2012) celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women's writing from throughout the world. The winner receives a cheque for £30,000 and a limited edition bronze known as a 'Bessie', created and donated by the artist Grizel Niven. Both are anonymously endowed.

 

Categoria vincitori for Fiction

Selezione2015

How to be both: A novel

Women's Prize for Fiction 2015, Costa Book Award for Best Novel 2014, Goldsmiths Prize 2014, Saltire Award for Scottish Literary Book of the Year 2014

di Ali Smith

SHORT-LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE

Passionate, compassionate, vitally inventive and scrupulously playful, Ali Smith’s novels are like nothing else. A true original, she is a one-of-a-kind literary sensation....


Selezione2014

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing: A Novel

Women's Prize for Fiction 2014, Desmond Elliott Prize 2014, Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award 2014, Goldsmiths Prize 2013, Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize 2013

di Eimear McBRide

The dazzling, fearless debut novel that the New York Times hails as “a future classic”

In scathing, furious, unforgettable prose, Eimear McBride tells the story of a young girl’s devastating adolescence...


Selezione2013

May We Be Forgiven: A Novel

Women's Prize for Fiction 2013

di A. M. Homes

Winner of the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction—A darkly comic novel of twenty-first-century domestic life and the possibility of personal transformation

Harold Silver has spent a lifetime watching his younger...


Selezione2012

The Song of Achilles

Women's Prize for Fiction 2012

di Madeline Miller

“At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist….A book I could not put down.”

—Ann Patchett

“Mary Renault lives again!” declares...


Selezione2011

The Tiger's Wife: A Novel

Women's Prize for Fiction 2011

di Tea Obreht

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather’s...


Selezione2010

The Lacuna

Women's Prize for Fiction 2010

di Barbara Kingsolver

In The Lacuna, her first novel in nine years, Barbara Kingsolver, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Poisonwood Bible and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, tells the story...


Selezione2009

Home

Women's Prize for Fiction 2009, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 2008

di Marilynne Robinson

Hundreds of thousands were enthralled by the luminous voice of John Ames in Gilead, Marilynne Robinson's Pulitzer Prize–winning novel. Home is an entirely independent, deeply affecting novel that takes place...


Selezione2008

The Road Home: A Novel

Women's Prize for Fiction 2008

di Rose Tremain

In the wake of factory closings and his beloved wife's death, Lev is on his way from Eastern Europe to London, seeking work to support his mother and his little daughter. After a spell of homelessness, he finds...


Selezione2007

Half of a Yellow Sun

Women's Prize for Fiction 2007

di Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria...


Selezione2006

On Beauty

Women's Prize for Fiction 2006

di Zadie Smith

Howard Belsey, a Rembrandt scholar who doesn't like Rembrandt, is an Englishman abroad and a long-suffering professor at Wellington, a liberal New England arts college. He has been married for thirty years to...


Selezione2005

We Need to Talk About Kevin

Women's Prize for Fiction 2005

di Lionel Shriver

That neither nature nor nurture bears exclusive responsibility for a child's character is self-evident. But generalizations about genes are likely to provide cold comfort if it's your own child who just opened...


Selezione2004

Small Island

Women's Prize for Fiction 2004, Whitbread Book Award for Novel 2004

di Andrea Levy

Winner of the 2004 Orange Prize for Fiction

A Picador Original Trade Paperback

Hortense Joseph arrives in London from Jamaica in 1948 with her life in her suitcase, her heart broken, her resolve intact. Her husband,...


Selezione2003

Property

Women's Prize for Fiction 2003

di Valerie Martin

Valerie Martin’s Property delivers an eerily mesmerizing inquiry into slavery’s venomous effects on the owner and the owned. The year is 1828, the setting a Louisiana sugar plantation where Manon Gaudet,...


Selezione2002

Bel Canto

PEN/Faulkner Award 2002, Women's Prize for Fiction 2002

di Ann Patchett

“Blissfully Romantic….A strange, terrific, spellcasting story.” — San Francisco Chronicle

Bel Canto…should be on the list of every literate music lover. The story is riveting, the participants breathe...


Selezione2001

The Idea of Perfection

Women's Prize for Fiction 2001

di Kate Grenville

Harley Savage is a plain woman, a part-time museum curator and quilting expert with three failed marriages and a heart condition. Douglas Cheeseman is a shy, gawky engineer with jug-handle ears, one marriage...


Selezione2000

When I Lived in Modern Times

Women's Prize for Fiction 2000

di Linda Grant

Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction

In the spring of 1946, Evelyn Sert stands on the deck of a ship bound for Palestine. For the twenty-year-old from London, it is a time of adventure and change when all things...


Selezione1999

A Crime in the Neighborhood

Women's Prize for Fiction 1999

di Suzanne Berne

A New York Times Notable Book. Set in the Washington, D.C., suburbs during the summer of the Watergate break-ins, Berne's assured, skillful first novel is about what can happen when a child's accusation is...


Selezione1998

Larry's Party

Women's Prize for Fiction 1998

di Carol Shields

The San Diego Tribune called The Stone Diaries a "universal study of what makes women tick." With Larry's Party Carol Shields has done the same for men. Larry Weller, born in 1950, is an ordinary guy made extraordinary...


Selezione1997

Fugitive Pieces: A Novel

Women's Prize for Fiction 1997, Trillium Book Award 1997

di Anne Michaels

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

Winner of the Lannan Literary Fiction Award

Winner of the Guardian Fiction Award

 

In 1940 a boy bursts from the mud of a war-torn Polish city, where he has buried...


Categoria vincitori for New Writers

Selezione2010

The Boy Next Door: A Novel

Women's Prize for New Writers 2010

di Irene Sabatini

In Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, there is a tragedy in the house next door to Lindiwe Bishop--her neighbor has been burned alive. The victim's stepson, Ian McKenzie, is the prime suspect but is soon released. Lindiwe...


Selezione2007

The Lizard Cage

Women's Prize for New Writers 2007

di Karen Connelly

Beautifully written and taking us into an exotic land, Karen Connelly’s debut novel The Lizard Cage is a celebration of the resilience of the human spirit.

Teza once electrified the people of Burma with his...


Selezione2006

Disobedience: A Novel

Women's Prize for New Writers 2006

di Naomi Alderman

For Ronit Krushka, thirty-two and single, who lives on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Orthodox Judaism is a suffocating culture she fled long ago. When she learns that her estranged father, the pre-eminent rabbi...


Selezione2005

26a

Women's Prize for New Writers 2005

di Diana Evans

A hauntingly beautiful, wickedly funny, and devastatingly moving novel of innocence and dreams that announces the arrival of a major new talent to the literary scene

In the attic room at 26 Waifer Avenue, identical...