Previous Winners

1998


1998 Winner

Larry’s Party

Carol Shields

Larry and his naive young wife, Dorrie, spend their honeymoon in England. At Hampton Court Larry discovers a new passion.

Perhaps his ever-growing obsession with mazes may help him find a way through the bewilderment deepening about him as – through twenty years and two failed marriages – he endeavours to understand his own needs. And those of friends, parents, lovers, a growing son.

1998 Judges

  • Sheena Macdonald (Chair)
  • Bernice Rubens
  • Elaine Showalter
  • Erica Wagner
  • Grace Kempster

The 1998 Shortlist


Discover the brilliant books of the 1998 Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist

The 1998 Longlist


Discover the brilliant books of the 1998 Women's Prize for Fiction longlist

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