BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION WINNERS & SHORTLISTED WRITERS

BAILEYS WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION WINNERS & SHORTLISTED WRITERS

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction—previously called Women’s Prize for Fiction (2013), Orange Prize for Fiction (2008–12) and Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction (1996–2008)—is one of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious literary prizes, annually awarded to a female author of any nationality for the best original full-length novel written in English, and published in the United Kingdom in the preceding year.

Year

Work

Shortlisted nominees

1996

Helen Dunmore

A Spell of Winter

Julia Blackburn, The Book of Colour
Pagan Kennedy, Spinsters
Amy Tan, The Hundred Secret Senses
Anne Tyler, Ladder of Years
Marianne Wiggins, Eveless Eden

1997

Anne Michaels

Fugitive Pieces

Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace
Deirdre Madden, One by One in the Darkness
Jane Mendelsohn, I Was Amelia Earhart
E. Annie Proulx, Accordion Crimes
Manda Scott, Hen’s Teeth

1998

Carol Shields

Larry’s Party

Kirsten Bakis, Lives of the Monster Dogs
Pauline Melville, The Ventriloquist’s Tale
Ann Patchett, The Magician’s Assistant
Deirdre Purcell, Love Like Hate Adore
Anita Shreve, The Weight of Water

1999

Suzanne Berne

A Crime in the Neighborhood

Julia Blackburn, The Leper’s Companions
Marilyn Bowering, Visible Worlds
Jane Hamilton, The Short History of a Prince
Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible
Toni Morrison, Paradise

2000

Linda Grant

When I Lived in Modern Times

Judy Budnitz, If I Told You Once
Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, The Dancers Dancing
Zadie Smith, White Teeth
Elizabeth Strout, Amy and Isabelle
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

2001

Kate Grenville

The Idea of Perfection

Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin
Jill Dawson, Fred & Edie
Rosina Lippi, Homestead
Jane Smiley, Horse Heaven
Ali Smith, Hotel World

2002

Ann Patchett

Bel Canto

Anna Burns, No Bones
Helen Dunmore, The Siege
Maggie Gee, The White Family
Chloe Hooper, A Child’s Book of True Crime
Sarah Waters, Fingersmith

2003

Valerie Martin

Property

Anne Donovan, Buddha Da
Shena Mackay, Heligoland
Carol Shields, Unless
Zadie Smith, The Autograph Man
Donna Tartt, The Little Friend

2004

Andrea Levy

Small Island

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Purple Hibiscus
Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake
Shirley Hazzard, The Great Fire
Gillian Slovo, Ice Road
Rose Tremain, The Colour

2005

Lionel Shriver

We Need to Talk About Kevin

Joolz Denby, Billy Morgan
Jane Gardam, Old Filth
Sheri Holman, The Mammoth Cheese
Marina Lewycka, A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
Maile Meloy, Liars and Saints

2006

Zadie Smith

On Beauty

Nicole Krauss, The History of Love
Hilary Mantel, Beyond Black
Ali Smith, The Accidental
Carrie Tiffany, Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living
Sarah Waters, The Night Watch

2007

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Half of a Yellow Sun

Rachel Cusk, Arlington Park
Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss
Xiaolu Guo, A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers
Jane Harris, The Observations
Anne Tyler, Digging to America

2008

Rose Tremain

The Road Home

Nancy Huston, Fault Lines
Sadie Jones, The Outcast
Charlotte Mendelson, When We Were Bad
Heather O’Neill, Lullabies for Little Criminals
Patricia Wood, Lottery

2009

Marilynne Robinson

Home

Ellen Feldman, Scottsboro
Samantha Harvey, The Wilderness
Samantha Hunt, The Invention of Everything Else
Deirdre Madden, Molly Fox’s Birthday
Kamila Shamsie, Burnt Shadows

2010

Barbara Kingsolver

The Lacuna

Rosie Alison, The Very Thought of You
Attica Locke, Black Water Rising
Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall
Lorrie Moore, A Gate at the Stairs
Monique Roffey, The White Woman on the Green Bicycle

2011

Téa Obreht

The Tiger’s Wife

Emma Donoghue, Room
Aminatta Forna, The Memory of Love
Emma Henderson, Grace Williams Says it Loud
Nicole Krauss, Great House
Kathleen Winter, Annabel

2012

Madeline Miller

 

The Song of Achilles

Esi Edugyan, Half Blood Blues
Anne Enright, The Forgotten
Georgina Harding, Painter of Silence
Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles
Cynthia Ozick, Foreign Bodies
Ann Patchett, State of Wonder

2013

A.M. Homes

May We Be Forgiven

Maria Semple, Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Hilary Mantel, Bring Up the Bodies
Barbara Kingsolver, Flight Behaviour
Kate Atkinson, Life After Life
Zadie Smith, NW

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