The Women’s Prize

Follow this year's judges on their reading journey, find out key dates and discover the books in the running to be the winner.

2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Women’s Prize for Fiction and we want you to join in the conversation around a quarter of a century of winning books.

 

Take on the reading challenge and read all 24 fantastic winners, before they go to a public vote for the overall favourite winner in November. Plus review and discuss on Instagram and Twitter, using #ReadingWomen.

Key Dates

03
March

Longlist Announced

21
April

Shortlist Announced

09
September

Winner Announced

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Winner announced - 9th September

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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% 229 / 2.6k
  • Fugitive Pieces
    3% 80 / 2.6k
  • Larry's Party
    1% 46 / 2.6k
  • A Crime in the Neighborhood
    0% 26 / 2.6k
  • When I Lived in Modern Times
    1% 31 / 2.6k
  • The Idea of Perfection
    0% 22 / 2.6k
  • Bel Canto
    5% 144 / 2.6k
  • Property
    0% 19 / 2.6k
  • Small Island
    13% 361 / 2.6k
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin
    10% 268 / 2.6k
  • On Beauty
    5% 138 / 2.6k
  • Half of a Yellow Sun
    28% 740 / 2.6k
  • The Road Home
    3% 80 / 2.6k
  • Home
    4% 105 / 2.6k
  • The Lacuna
    3% 101 / 2.6k
  • The Tiger's Wife
    2% 53 / 2.6k
  • The Song of Achilles
    19% 501 / 2.6k
  • May We Be Forgiven
    1% 45 / 2.6k
  • A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing
    3% 103 / 2.6k
  • How to be Both
    5% 151 / 2.6k
  • The Glorious Heresies
    3% 83 / 2.6k
  • The Power
    7% 196 / 2.6k
  • Home Fire
    8% 230 / 2.6k
  • An American Marriage
    9% 239 / 2.6k
  • Hamnet
    0% 10 / 2.6k
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