Can I just express my amusement at the constantly changing name of this award please? Sorry, but this just amuses me too much!
American author A M Homes won the Women’s Prize for Fiction, awarded at a star studded ceremony at London’s Royal Festival Hall last night. The prize was awarded for Homes’ novel May we be Forgiven, which is a dark satire set in American suburbia. The other novelists on this year’s shortlist were Kate Atkinson, Barbara Kingsolver, Maria Semple and Zadie Smith. Homes wins a prize of £30,000, and is the fifth American author to do so. The Women’s Prize was previously known as the Orange Prize for Fiction and will be renamed again next year when a new sponsor, Baileys cream liqueur, will support the prize for a three-year term beginning in 2014.