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.

 

Lauréat dans la catégorie for Fiction

Sélection 2014

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing

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

de Eimear McBRide

Driven to despair by the intimate traumas of family, a nameless woman uses her sexuality as a weapon and shield.


Sélection 2013

May We Be Forgiven: A Novel

Women's Prize for Fiction 2013

de A. M. Homes

"A big American story with big American themes" (Elle) from the author of the New York Times-bestselling memoir The Mistress's Daughter

In this vivid, transfixing new novel, A. M. Homes presents a darkly comic...


Sélection 2012

The Song of Achilles

Women's Prize for Fiction 2012

de Madeline Miller

The legend begins...

Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia to be raised in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. “The best...


Sélection 2011

The Tiger's Wife: A Novel

Women's Prize for Fiction 2011

de 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...


Sélection 2010

The Lacuna

Women's Prize for Fiction 2010

de Barbara Kingsolver

In her most accomplished novel, Barbara Kingsolver takes us on an epic journey from the Mexico City of artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo to the America of Pearl Harbor, FDR, and J. Edgar Hoover. The Lacuna...


Sélection 2009

Home

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

de 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...


Sélection 2008

The Road Home: A Novel

Women's Prize for Fiction 2008

de 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...


Sélection 2007

Half of a Yellow Sun

Women's Prize for Fiction 2007

de 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...


Sélection 2006

On Beauty

Women's Prize for Fiction 2006

de Zadie Smith

Winner of the 2006 Orange Prize for fiction and from the celebrated author of White Teeth comes another bestselling masterwork

Having hit bestseller lists from the New York Times to the San Francisco Chronicle...


Sélection 2005

We Need to Talk About Kevin

Women's Prize for Fiction 2005

de 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...


Sélection 2004

Small Island

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

de 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,...


Sélection 2003

Property

Women's Prize for Fiction 2003

de 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,...


Sélection 2002

Bel Canto

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

de Ann Patchett

Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano,...


Sélection 1999

A Crime in the Neighborhood

Women's Prize for Fiction 1999

de 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...


Sélection 1998

Larry's Party

Women's Prize for Fiction 1998

de 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...


Sélection 1997

Fugitive Pieces: A Novel

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

de 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...


Lauréat dans la catégorie for New Writers

Sélection 2010

The Boy Next Door: A Novel

Women's Prize for New Writers 2010

de 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...


Sélection 2007

The Lizard Cage

Women's Prize for New Writers 2007

de 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...


Sélection 2006

Disobedience

Women's Prize for New Writers 2006

de 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...


Sélection 2005

26a

Women's Prize for New Writers 2005

de 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...