The Women's Prize for Fiction
The Women's Prize for Fiction, established in 1996, is now regarded as one of the most prestigious literary prizes, awarded to a female author of any nationality for the best original full length novel written in English.
Helen Dunmore's novel A Spell of Winter was the first to be awarded the prize.
The winner of the prize receives £30,000 along with a bronze sculpture called the Bessie created by artist Grizel Niven.
In 2020, a public vote crowned Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun the 'Winner of Winners.'