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Announcing the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction Winner

Photo of An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Without further ado, we’re delighted to reveal that Tayari Jones has won this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction with An American Marriage.

At tonight’s awards ceremony hosted in Bedford Square Gardens, central London, hosted by novelist and Women’s Prize Founder Director, Kate Mosse, our 2019 Chair of Judges, Kate Williams presented the author with the £30,000 prize and the ‘Bessie’, a limited edition bronze figurine. Both are anonymously endowed.

Professor Kate Williams,Chair of Judges, said: “This is an exquisitely intimate portrait of a marriage shattered by racial injustice. It is a story of love, loss and loyalty, the resilience of the human spirit painted on a big political canvas – that shines a light on today’s America. We all loved this brilliant book.”

Read an interview with Tayari here >

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