2024 Women’s Prize for Fiction

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The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most successful, influential and popular literary prizes in the world, championing and amplifying women’s voices and nurturing a global community of readers. Every year, a panel of five women, all passionate readers and at the top of their respective professions, choose the winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction.

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Cover of "Brotherless Night" by V. V. Ganeshananthan, featuring a woman in a yellow sari walking by a historical archway.

Brotherless Night by V. V. Ganeshananthan

A 16-year-old Sri Lankan woman, Sashi, is hoping to become a doctor but instead watches her four beloved brothers get caught up in violent political ideologies that result in a devastating civil war.

A book cover titled "Restless Dolly Maunder" by Kate Grenville, featuring illustrations of flowers and a silhouetted figure.

Restless Dolly Maunder by Kate Grenville

Searching for love and independence, Dolly Maunder works her way through a world of limits and obstacles to make a life she could call her own no mater what the cost.

Book cover for "River East, River West" by Aube Rey Lescure, featuring flowing river design and a red sun above.

River East, River West by Aube Rey Lescure

Set against the backdrop of developing modern China, a new novel is a coming-of-age tale, part family and social drama, as it follows two generations searching for belonging and opportunity in a rapidly changing world.

Book cover of "Soldier Sailor" by Claire Kilroy, featuring an upside-down close-up image of a woman's face.

Soldier Sailor by Claire Kilroy

Spending her days in baby groups, playgrounds and supermarkets, Soldier doesn’t know who she is anymore until a chance encounter with a former colleague feels like a lifeline to the person she used to be but can hardly remember.

Book cover of "Enter Ghost" by Isabella Hammad with a silhouette of a person and text highlighting praise and awards.

Enter Ghost by Isabella Hammad

A stage actress returns to Palestine to visit her older sister and becomes unwittingly involved with a local group who wants to put on a production of Hamlet in the West Bank using all Palestinian actors.

Cover of "The Wren, The Wren" by Anne Enright, featuring a colorful bird on a green background with bold black text.

The Wren, The Wren by Anne Enright

Centering around celebrated Irish poet Phil McDaragh, who was lauded in public but was carelessly selfish at home, three generations of McDaragh women must contend with inheritances—poetic wonder, abandonment and a sustaining love—in this intricately woven tapestry of longing, betrayal and hope.

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