Book Awards > Women's Prize for Fiction

The Women's Prize for Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious annual book award for fiction written by a woman. Founded in 1996, the Prize was set up to celebrate excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women throughout the world.

Below is the 2019 shortlist and An American Marriage is the winner! Described by chair of judges Kate Williams as "an incredible examination of America and American life, focusing on the intimacy of a marriage but on a huge political canvas", and “The prose is luminous, striking and utterly moving".