Women’s Prize for Fiction: American author Tayari Jones wins

American novelist Tayari Jones won this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction for her fourth novel “An American Marriage“. It is one of the biggest international celebrations of women’s creativity.

Key Highlights

  • Her book competed against five other shortlisted authors, including two former Booker prize winners namely Anna Burns (novel “Milkman” won booker prize for 2018) and Pat Barker’s new novel “The Silence of the Girls“.
  • Prize: She won £30,000 and ‘Bessie’, which is a limited edition bronze figurine.
  • Awards Ceremony: The Women’s Prize for Fiction event was hosted at Bedford Square Gardens, London (UK) by novelist and Women’s Prize founder-director, Kate Mosse.
  • Other winner: Helen Rogers was named as winner of Women’s Prize/Grazia First Chapter Competition for unpublished writers.
  • About Book: It is a powerful story about love and family, injustice and strength. It portraits a young African American’s wrongful conviction and how it affects his marriage.

About Women’s Prize for Fiction

  • It is United Kingdom’s only annual book award for fiction celebrating excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from all around the world.
  • The prize was founded in 1996. The year 2019 marks 24th year of its establishment.
  • It seeks to celebrate and promote international fiction by women worldwide to widest range of readers possible.

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