The Women’s Prize for Fiction
Sponsors / partners
Deloitte / Baileys / Natwest
Genres / categories
Literary fiction & poetry
Prize money: £30,000
Longlist announced: 08/03/2018
Shortlist announced: 23/04/2018
Winner(s) announced: 06/06/2018
The Women’s Prize for Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious annual book award for fiction written by a woman. Previously known as the Baileys Prize for Fiction until 2016 and the Orange Prize for Fiction between 1996 and 2012, the prize celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world.
The award celebrates the very best full length fiction written by women throughout the world. Through the initiatives and promotions set up by the WPFF, even appearing on the shortlist significantly boosts a novel’s sales and ensures an author’s work will be promoted in bookshops and libraries the world over.
Founded in 1996, 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.
*Kamila Shamsie’s 7th novel Home Fire wins 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction. Click here for the full story.
2017 – The Power by Naomi Alderman
2016 – The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney
2015 – How to be Both by Ali Smith