The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the UK’s most prestigious annual book awards, celebrating artful and inventive literature by women from across the world. It comes with £30,000 and a limited edition bronze statuette called “Bessie” (talk about snazzy!). The Prize was founded after a year (1991) when the Booker Prize shortlist was entirely men.
This year, the winner, chosen from a spectacular shortlist, is Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet. The novel has been praised as a “shimmering wonder” that explores the the complexities of marriage, grief, and love. A hearty congrats!