ANNOUNCING THE 2019 WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION WINNER
6th June 2019
Tayari Jones has won this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction with An American Marriage.
At the awards ceremony, held on 5th June 2019 in Bedford Square Gardens, London, hosted by novelist and Women’s Prize Founder Director, Kate Mosse, the 2019 Chair of Judges, Kate Williams presented the author with the £30,000 prize and the ‘Bessie’, a limited edition bronze figurine.
Professor Kate Williams, Chair of Judges, said: “This is an exquisitely intimate portrait of a marriage shattered by racial injustice. It is a story of love, loss and loyalty, the resilience of the human spirit painted on a big political canvas – that shines a light on today’s America. We all loved this brilliant book.”