One of our favorite prizes awarded each year is the Orange Prize, which gives 30,000 pounds to the best fiction written by a woman. I make a point to read these books, and the runner-up list, every year. Past winners include One Story author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, for her novel Half a Yellow Sun. This year’s winner was Rose Tremain for her novel, The Road Home. Runner-ups were:
When We Were Bad by Charlotte Mendelson
The Outcast by Sadie Jones
Fault Lines by Nancy Huston
Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill
Lottery by Patricia Wood
To read more about this year’s prize, go here.