Women's Prize for Fiction 2019
The Women’s Prize for Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious annual book award celebrating & honouring women’s fiction.
Tayari Jones has won this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction with An American Marriage.
At tonight’s awards ceremony hosted in Bedford Square Gardens, central London, hosted by novelist and Women’s Prize Founder Director, Kate Mosse, our 2019 Chair of Judges, Kate Williams presented the author with the £30,000 prize and the ‘Bessie’, a limited edition bronze figurine. Both are anonymously endowed.
Professor Kate Williams,Chair of Judges, said: “This is an exquisitely intimate portrait of a marriage shattered by racial injustice. It is a story of love, loss and loyalty, the resilience of the human spirit painted on a big political canvas – that shines a light on today’s America. We all loved this brilliant book.”
Founded in 1996, the Prize was set up to celebrate originality, accessibility & excellence in writing by women and to connect world-class writers with readers everywhere.
The Women's Prize for Fiction has announced its 2019 longlist. Now in it's 24th year, the Prize celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women in English from throughout the world.
Find out more about the books on the longlist www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk .