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Naomi Alderman wins Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

8 June 2017 - 12:38pm -- miranda

Naomi Alderman wins Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

Thursday, June 8, 2017by JBW

Jewish Book Week speaker Naomi Alderman has won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017 for her fourth novel, The Power, it was announced last night.

At an awards ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London – hosted by novelist and Prize Co-Founder, Kate Mosse – the 2017 Chair of Judges, Tessa Ross presented the author with the £30,000 prize and the ‘Bessie’, a limited edition bronze figurine. Both are anonymously endowed.

Tessa Ross, 2017 Chair of Judges, said: “The judges and I were thrilled to make this decision. We debated this wonderful shortlist for many hours but kept returning to Naomi Alderman’s brilliantly imagined dystopia – her big ideas and her fantastic imagination.”

Naomi Alderman last spoke at Jewish Book Week in 2013 with Giles Fraser on The Liar's Gospel'. Click here to watch a video of the event.