Written By Women. For Everyone.

Written by Aga Maciejewska

Tags: fiction Literature Women's Prize WPFF

Our work with the Women’s Prize for Fiction culminated on Wednesday with the amazing Awards ceremony!

After weeks of planning, guest list management, liaising with publishers and arranging interviews, seeing Tayari Jones receive a Prize for her wonderful novel An American Marriage made every second worth it.

The chair of the judges, Professor Kate Williams described Tayari’s novel as ‘a story of love, loss and loyalty, the resilience of the human spirit painted on a big political canvas’. An American Marriage is a timely commentary of modern American life, and a voice we need now perhaps more than ever.

It’s been brilliant to work with the Women’s Prize, in an important year which saw the Prize move to a charitable status. We worked with the Prize to develop its new vision, message and narrative, to tackle the outmoded thinking around literary prizes and ultimately helped to show readers that books written by women, are for everyone.

We had lots of fun (and Baileys) and cannot wait to see what amazing female storytelling the 25th anniversary year brings!

Tayari Jones wins the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel An American Marriage (Oneworld) in Bedford Square Gardens, central London.

Tayari Jones wins the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel An American Marriage (Oneworld) in Bedford Square Gardens, central London.




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