The shortlist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, awarded annually to the ‘best, eligible full-length novel in English’ by a woman, has been announced.
The prize is worth £30,000 (about R555 500) and is open to any full length novel, in any genre, written in English by a woman of any nationality, provided that the novel is published in print form in the United Kingdom.
Prize organisers describe this year’s shortlist as featuring ‘a diverse range of voices and nationalities’.
2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist
- The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
- My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
- Milkman by Anna Burns
- Ordinary People by Diana Evans
- An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
- Circe by Madeline Miller