20 June 2023 - Barbara Kingsolver wins Women's Prize for Fiction
Women's Prize for Fiction: Barbara Kingsolver wins for Demon Copperhead
Paul Glynn (BBC, 15/06/23)
This year's Women's Prize for Fiction has gone to Barbara Kingsolver for Demon Copperhead, a modern reimagining of Charles Dickens' David Copperfield.
Dickens in Appalachia. A lyrical re-dreaming of David Copperfield
Claire Lowdon (The Times Literary Supplement, 21/10/22)
Top of Barbara Kingsolver’s list of writing tips (compiled in 2015 for Writers Write): quit smoking in the hope of growing old. Why? “It takes a long time to write.
Female novelists don’t need their own prizes. Let’s abolish them
Martha Gill (The Guardian, 18/06/23)
There is a point at which all special treatment becomes patronising. And we have reached that point, I think, when it comes to giving women a leg-up in the business of writing fiction.
Why we still need the Women’s Prize for Fiction
Stacey Gillis (The Conversation, 08/09/21)
Every year since 1996, one of the most heralded of awards for women writing in English is announced annually. The prize formerly known as the Orange Prize, the Orange Broadband Prize, and Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, has – since 2018 – been anonymously supported by a “family” of sponsors, and known simply as the Women’s Prize for Fiction.