The Women’s Prize

The Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly known as the Orange Prize for Fiction)”celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world.”  The prize is awarded in June.  For this project, I try to read each winner in the year it’s announced, and read shortlisted nominees that catch my attention.

Complete List of Winners & Shortlists Read (with links to reviews where available):

2013 – May we Be Forgiven (Homes)
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2012 – The Song of Achilles (Miller)

2011 - The Tiger’s Wife (Obreht)
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2010 - The Lacuna (Kingsolver)
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2009 – Home (Robinson)
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2008 – The Road Home(Tremain)
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2007 – Half of a Yellow Sun (Adichie)
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2006 – On Beauty (Smith)
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2005 – We Need to Talk About Kevin (Shriver)
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2004 – Small Island (Levy)
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2003 – Property (Martin)
Shortlist:

  • Unless (Shields)

2002Bel Canto (Patchett)
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2001 – The Idea of Perfection (Grenville)
Shortlist:

  • The Blind Assassin (Atwood)

2000 – When I lived in Modern Times (Grant)
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1999 – A Crime in the Neighborhood (Berne)
Shortlist:

  • The Poisonwood Bible (Kingsolver)
  • Paradise (Morrison)

1998 – Larry’s Party (Shields)
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1997 – Fugitive Pieces (Michaels)
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1996 – A Spell of Winter (Dunmore)
Shortlist:

  • The Hundred Secret Senses (Tan)
  • Ladder of Years (Tyler)