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Launched in 1996, the prize celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women's writing from throughout the world. The winner receives a cheque for £30,000 and a limited edition bronze known as a 'Bessie', created by the artist Grizel Niven.

Find out everything you need to know from previous winners to all the latest news and exclusive features. You'll also be able to purchase and download Orange Prize for Fiction eBooks from our Book Store.

Orange Prize Winner

Winner News

American author Madeline Miller has won the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction with her debut novel The Song of Achilles

Orange Prize Shortlist

2012 Short List

The six authors shortlisted for the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction have been announced

Letter from Kate Mosse

Letter from Kate Mosse

Co-Founder Kate Mosse announces an exciting new chapter for the Prize for Fiction

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