Click cover to read a sample

Home Fire – 2018 Winner

Kamila Shamsie

Isma is free. After years spent raising her twin siblings in the wake of their mother’s death, she resumes a dream long deferred – studying in America. But she can’t stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London, or their brother, Parvaiz, who’s disappeared in pursuit of his own dream – to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew.

 

Then Eamonn enters the sisters’ lives. Handsome and privileged, he inhabits a London worlds away from theirs. As the son of a powerful British Muslim politician, Eamonn has his own birthright to live up to – or defy. The fates of these two families are inextricably, devastatingly entwined in this searing novel that asks: what sacrifices will we make in the name of love?

"The way you write is all about a tiny private space — each book propels you to try something different with the next one, each one has its own set of anxieties. "

Explore the other winners

Winner announced - 9th September

Stay in the loop

Enter your email to be the first to know the latest news from the Women's Prize For Fiction

VOTE

Vote for your favourite #WomensPrize winner

Cast your vote for your favourite #ReadingWomen book and decide who will be our Winner of Winners in our 25th year.

Favourite book Live

  • A Spell of Winter
    8% 244 / 2.7k
  • Fugitive Pieces
    3% 86 / 2.7k
  • Larry's Party
    1% 47 / 2.7k
  • A Crime in the Neighborhood
    0% 26 / 2.7k
  • When I Lived in Modern Times
    1% 33 / 2.7k
  • The Idea of Perfection
    0% 22 / 2.7k
  • Bel Canto
    5% 147 / 2.7k
  • Property
    0% 20 / 2.7k
  • Small Island
    13% 364 / 2.7k
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin
    9% 269 / 2.7k
  • On Beauty
    5% 140 / 2.7k
  • Half of a Yellow Sun
    27% 748 / 2.7k
  • The Road Home
    2% 80 / 2.7k
  • Home
    3% 106 / 2.7k
  • The Lacuna
    3% 101 / 2.7k
  • The Tiger's Wife
    1% 54 / 2.7k
  • The Song of Achilles
    21% 594 / 2.7k
  • May We Be Forgiven
    1% 45 / 2.7k
  • A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing
    3% 107 / 2.7k
  • How to be Both
    5% 156 / 2.7k
  • The Glorious Heresies
    3% 84 / 2.7k
  • The Power
    7% 202 / 2.7k
  • Home Fire
    8% 246 / 2.7k
  • An American Marriage
    8% 243 / 2.7k
  • Hamnet
    0% 15 / 2.7k
Tell us your thoughts and win our 2020 shortlist!

Tell us your thoughts about the Women's Prize for Fiction's online offerings.

The survey will take 5-10 minutes, max, and as a thank you for your time, you’ll get a chance to win all six books on this year's Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist, including the 2020 winner Hamnet. 

Take the survey