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message 1: by Louise, Group Founder (last edited Jun 30, 2019 07:31AM) (new)

Louise | 680 comments Mod
Previously known as the Orange Prize, now the Baileys Prize, this is a literary award given annually 'to the woman who, in the opinion of the judges, has written the best, eligible full-length novel in English.'

There is (or has been) some controversy around the award and some women have refused to have their work considered for it. But here, for any one who's interested, is a list of the winners since the prize was established in 1996. The shortlists and longlists can also be found on the official website.

2019 - An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
2018 - Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
2017 - The Power by Naomi Alderman
2016 - The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney
2015 - How to be both by Ali Smith
2014 - A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride
2013 - May We Be Forgiven by A.M. Homes
2012 - The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
2011 - The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht
2010 - The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
2009 - Home by Marilynne Robinson
2008 - The Road Home by Rose Tremain
2007 - Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
2006 - On Beauty by Zadie Smith
2005 - We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
2004 - Small Island by Andrea Levy
2003 - Property by Valerie Martin
2002 - Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
2001 - The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville
2000 - When I Lived in Modern Times by Linda Grant
1999 - A Crime in the Neighborhood by Suzanne Berne
1998 - Larry's Party by Carol Shields
1997 - Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels
1996 - A Spell of Winter by Helen Dunmore


message 2: by Melissa (ladybug) (last edited Jun 02, 2015 09:45AM) (new)

Melissa (ladybug) | 58 comments I have Half of a Yellow Sun on my tbr list and have read Home but the rest sound like they would make a good "challenge" to read. lol


message 3: by Louise, Group Founder (last edited Apr 26, 2020 12:28PM) (new)

Louise | 680 comments Mod
Yeah, I was thinking I might move this into the challenge section actually. Shall do that now.

I've not read any of them (though I've half-listened to a radio adaptation of The Tiger's Wife) but a fair few of them are sitting on my wishlist.

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My Challenge: 8/24
✔ 2019 - An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
✔ 2018 - Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
✔ 2017 - The Power by Naomi Alderman
✔ 2016 - The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney
✔ 2015 - How to be both by Ali Smith
2014 - A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride
2013 - May We Be Forgiven by A.M. Homes
✔ 2012 - The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
2011 - The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht
2010 - The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
2009 - Home by Marilynne Robinson
2008 - The Road Home by Rose Tremain
✔ 2007 - Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
2006 - On Beauty by Zadie Smith
2005 - We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
2004 - Small Island by Andrea Levy
✔ 2003 - Property by Valerie Martin
2002 - Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
2001 - The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville
2000 - When I Lived in Modern Times by Linda Grant
1999 - A Crime in the Neighborhood by Suzanne Berne
1998 - Larry's Party by Carol Shields
1997 - Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels
1996 - A Spell of Winter by Helen Dunmore


Bonus: How many nominated books (shortlist & longlist) have I read?

Shortlist
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (2019)
The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker (2019)
Milkman by Anna Burns (2019)
Circe by Madeline Miller (2019)
Stay with Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀(2017)
Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien (2017)
The Paying Guests (2015)
Outline by Rachel Cusk (2015)
The Bees by Laline Paull (2015)
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent (2014)
Americanah (2014)
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple (2013)
Oryx & Crake by Margaret Atwood (2004)
White Teeth by Zadie Smith (2000)


Longlist
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (2018)
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry (2017)
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (2016)
Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey (2015)
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (2015)
MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood (2014)
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton (2014)
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (2012)
Swamplandia! (2011)
The Long Song by Andrea Levy (2010)
The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak (2008)
Disobedience by Naomi Alderman (2006)
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (2004)
The Hunter by Julia Leigh (2000)

All in all a pretty dismal showing... But then me and literary awards do not always go for the same sorts of books.


message 4: by Nicolle (new)

Nicolle | 14 comments 2015 - How to be both by Ali Smith
2014 - A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride
2013 - May We Be Forgiven by A.M. Homes
2012 - The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
2011 - The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht
2010 - The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
2009 - Home by Marilynne Robinson
2008 - The Road Home by Rose Tremain
2007 - Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
2006 - On Beauty by Zadie Smith
2005 - We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
2004 - Small Island by Andrea Levy
2003 - Property by Valerie Martin
2002 - Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
2001 - The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville
2000 - When I Lived in Modern Times by Linda Grant
1999 - A Crime in the Neighborhood by Suzanne Berne
1998 - Larry's Party by Carol Shields
1997 - Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels
1996 - A Spell of Winter by Helen Dunmore


message 5: by Karin (new)

Karin Louise wrote: "Previously known as the Orange Prize, now the Baileys Prize, this is a literary award given annually 'to the woman who, in the opinion of the judges, has written the best, eligible full-length nove..."

I've only read two of these, Bel Canto and Half of a Yellow Sun. Both were well written, but I preferred Bel Canto.


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