Winning writers please explain how the honor converted their lives and share their favourite journals by women
The Women’s prize was created because women were excluded from the world of literary honors; in the last 25 years there has been tremendous progress, but female novelists still face unique challenges. I am proud to have won . The shortlist was formidable and I was buoyed purely to be in the company of such craftsmen and thinkers.
Winner’s select: The Street by Ann Petry. It’s an amazing romance- a colonist in the two categories of the literary thriller, writes to the 1940 s- and it is being reissued this year.