Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019

And the winner is …

An American Marriage  by Tayari Jones

Winner was announced 5thJune 2019.

And here are thirty-nine brilliant books written by women from the short- and long-list for this year and the previous winners. I have included links when I have reviewed them on Bookword. 

Shortlist April 2019

The Silence of the Girls  by Pat Barker

My Sister, the Serial Killer  by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Milkman by Anna Burns 

Ordinary People  by Diana Evans

An American Marriage  by Tayari Jones

Circe  by Madeline Miller

Longlist March 2019

The Silence of the Girls  by Pat Barker 

Remembered by Yvonne Battle-Felton

My Sister, the Serial Killer  by Oyinkan Braithwaite

The Pisces  by Melissa Broder

Milkman  by Anna Burns

Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Ordinary People  by Diana Evans

Swan Song  by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott

An American Marriage  by Tayari Jones

Number One Chinese Restaurant  by Lilian Li

Bottled Goods  by Sophie van Llewyn

Lost Children Archive  by Valeria Luiselli

Praise Songs for the Butterflies  by Bernice L. McFadden

Circe by Madeline Miller

Ghost Wall  by Sarah Moss (review on Bookword will appear 29thJune)

Normal People  by Sally Rooney

Previous winners of the women’s fiction prize. 

Kamila Shamsie:Home Fire  (2018)

Naomi Alderman: The Power(2017)

Lisa McInerney: The Glorious Heresies (2016)

Ali Smith: How to be Both(2015)

Eimear McBride: A Girl is a Half-formed Thing(2014)

A.M. Homes: May We Be Forgiven(2013)

Madeline Miller: The Song of Achilles(2012)

Téa Obreht: The Tiger’s Wife(2011)

Barbara Kingsolver: The Lacuna(2010)

Marilynne Robinson: Home(2009)

Rose Tremain: The Road Home(2008)

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Half of a Yellow Sun(2007)

Zadie Smith: On Beauty(2006)

Lionel Shriver: We Need to Talk About Kevin(2005)

Andrea Levy: Small Island(2004)

Valerie Martin: Property(2003)

Ann Patchett: Bel Canto(2002)

Kate Grenville: The Idea of Perfection(2001)

Linda Grant: When I Lived in Modern Times(2000)

Suzanne Berne: A Crime in the Neighbourhood(1999)

Carol Shields: Larry’s Party(1998)

Anne Michaels: Fugitive Pieces(1997) 

Helen Dunmore: A Spell of Winter(1996)


Filed under Books, Feminism, Reading

2 Responses to Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019

  1. Marianne Coleman

    Thanks for this Caroline. It is really useful to have this list. I must put it somewhere safe!

    So often when I think about getting a new book on kindle my mind goes blank so this will be a useful point of reference. Mind you I do have the obligatory pile of books by the bed waiting to be read.

    • Caroline

      Glad you welcomed this list. I think it’s great and I am often surprised by how many I have, or have not, read! I love that these are all highly praised books and all written by women.
      My pile is huge at the moment as well.
      See you soon xx Caroline

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