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Tayari Jones’ “An American Marriage” wins Women’s Prize for Fiction



Named among a shortlist that included Oyinkan Braithwaite‘s “My Sister, The Serial Killer,” Tayari Jones’s An American Marriage” has been declared winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Chair of Judges of the Women’s Prize, Kate Williams, described the book as:

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.

Also on the shortlist of five was The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker; Milkman by Anna Burns; Ordinary People by Diana Evans; and Circe by Madeline Miller.

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