The winner of the 2013 Women’s Prize for Fiction has been announced – A. M. Homes, American author with her sixth novel, May We Be Forgiven.
May We Be Forgiven was ultimately chosen from the following shortlist:
The prize is a cheque for £30,000 and a bronze statue known as ‘Bessie’. Bessie was created by the artist Grizel Niven.
Described by the Chair of Judges, Miranda Richardson as “a dazzling, original, viscerally funny black comedy – a subversion of the American dream.” She added that “This is a book we want to read again and give to our friends.” Reason enough for me to rush out and buy a copy right now!
More breaking news: This week, the Women’s Prize for Fiction, formerly the Orange Prize for Fiction, has announced a new partnership with Bailey’s. From 2014 the Women’s Prize for Fiction will be known as the ‘Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction’.