Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
Posted: 06/6/2013 1:00 AM | Comments: 0
LONDON -- American novelist A.M. Homes has won this year's Women's Prize for Fiction with her sixth novel May We Be Forgiven.
Homes beat award winning writer Hilary Mantel and three other finalists for the £30,000 ($45,000) prize -- previously known as the Orange Prize, one of Britain's most prestigious literary awards.
On Wednesday, actress Miranda Richardson, who chaired a panel of judges, praised Home's novel, a story about two brothers, as a "dazzling, original, viscerally funny black comedy" and a "subversion of the American dream."
It defeated Mantel's Tudor saga Bring Up the Bodies, a bookmaker's favourite; Barbara Kingsolver's Flight Behavior; Zadie Smith's NW; and Marie Semple's Where'd You Go, Bernadette?
The award, in its 18th year, celebrates writing by women in English from around the world.
-- The Associated Press
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 6, 2013 c14
Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories? Please use the form below and let us know.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS
USA TODAY Bestsellers
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Bestsellers
Taste Canada, Food Bloggers launch new award
Charles Koch working on business book, scheduled for October
400-year-old books stolen in Italy are found in California
Former NYT executive editor Jill Abramson has book deal
Julianne Moore to be interviewed at second annual BookCon
Connecticut town pursues museum honouring Maurice Sendak
'The Girl on the Train' tops Maclean's fiction list
The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US
NAC Orchestra to tackle Alice Munro
Nick Hornby's 'Funny Girl' takes readers to 1960s London
Convict in murder plot that inspired 'Blind Faith' book dies
Book Review: Lippman deals with parenthood in 'Hush Hush'
Book review: Kim Gordon is more than just a 'Girl in a Band'
Winnipeg intersection inspires dark tales
Alzheimer's, dementia studies offer more questions than answers
Hollywood crock-buster: From detox programs to v-steams, celebs are steering us wrong
About a girl: Hornby's latest novel in turns frustrating, satisfying
LeCraw's latest a charming, escapist love story
In Conversation with Christine Fischer Guy
Tale of hope, promise not just for the birds
On the Night Table: Vycki Atallah
Debut Swedish thriller easily stays afloat
Wonders of life fêted in Tyler's latest
Hasiuk's teenagers endure tough times
Gaiman's collection of stories an uneven but captivating lot
New in Paper