The latest award listing that we have added to Book Notification is the Women’s Prize for Fiction.
This is a very prestigious award with an interesting back story. It started back in 1996, with the motivation being due to the fact that many award winners were males. Wikipedia specifically states that this was motivated by the 1991 Booker Prize.
There were six shortlisted books that year for the Booker Prize, and none of them were by women despite some of the talented female writers during that period.
Although that was the case, it should be noted that the second ever winner of the Booker Prize was a female, author Bernice Rubens.
As of this year, the Women’s Prize for Fiction only has one multiple time winner. That would be Barbara Kingsolver.
Barbara shares the most nominations as well with 4. The only other author to achieve that many nominations is Hilary Mantel.
As always, on the awards page if you are logged in you can mark books read or add them to your want to read list or see your current status on those specific books.
Check out the Women’s Prize for Fiction Awards.
Later this year, the inaugral Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction will occur.