Us writer Tayari Jones has won the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction along with her 4th novel An American wedding (Oneworld).
A limited edition bronze figurine at an awards ceremony hosted in Bedford Square Gardens, central London – hosted by novelist and Women’s Prize Founder Director, Kate Mosse – the 2019 Chair of Judges, Kate Williams presented the author with the Ј30,000 prize and the‘Bessie. Both are anonymously endowed.
Professor Kate Williams, Seat of Judges, stated:
“This is definitely an exquisitely intimate portrait of the wedding shattered by racial injustice. It’s an account of love, loss and commitment, the resilience for the individual nature painted on a large governmental canvas – that shines a light on today’s America. Most of us adored this brilliant guide.”
The Women’s Prize for Fiction – one of the primary worldwide festivities of women’s creativity – may be the UK’s just annual guide prize for fiction celebrating quality, originality and accessibility in latin brides over 60 women’s composing from across the world.
The judges when it comes to 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction are:
Professor Kate Williams (seat), writer, historian and Professor of History
Arifa Akbar, critic and journalist
Dolly Alderton,columnist, author and broadcaster
Leyla Hussein, psychotherapist and campaigner