Bailey's Prize

The Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction is awarded to the woman who, in the opinion of the judges, has written the best, eligible full-length novel in English. The award was known as the Orange Prize until 2013 and was known as the Women's Prize in 2013.

2014 Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction winner

2014 Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist
  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Burial Rites by Hannah Kent (4 stars)
  • The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The Undertaking by Audrey Magee (4.5 stars)
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
2014 Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction longlist
  • MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
  • The Dogs of Littlefield by Suzanne Berne (4 stars)
  • The Shadow of the Crescent Moon by Fatima Bhutto
  • The Bear by Claire Cameron (4.5 stars)
  • Eleven Days by Lea Carpenter (4 stars)
  • The Strangler Vine by M.J. Carter
  • The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  • Reasons She Goes to the Woods by Deborah Kay Davies
  • The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
  • Almost English by Charlotte Medelson
  • Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen (4 stars)
  • The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout (3 stars)
  • All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld (3 stars)
2013 Women's Prize for Fiction winner
  • May We Be Forgiven by A.M. Homes
2013 Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist
2013 Women's Prize for Fiction longlist
  • A Trick I Learned From Dead Men by Kitty Aldridge
  • The Marlowe Papers by Ros Barber
  • The People of Forever Are Not Afraid by Shani Boianjiu
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (4.5 stars)
  • How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti (3 stars)
  • The Red Book by Deborah Copaken Kogan (4 stars)
  • Lamb by Bonnie Nadzam (5 out of 5)
  • The Forrests by Emily Perkins
  • Ignorance by Michele Roberts
  • The Innocents by Francesca Segal
  • Honor by Elif Shafak
  • The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  • Mateship with Birds by Carrie Tiffany
  • Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
2012 Orange Prize winner
2012 Orange Prize shortlist
2012 Orange Prize longlist

2011 Orange Prize winner
2011 Orange Prize shortlist
  • Room by Emma Donoghue (6 stars)
  • The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna (4 stars)
  • Grace Williams Says It Loud by Emma Henderson
  • Great House by Nicole Krauss (4.25 stars)
  • Annabel by Kathleen Winter
2011 Orange Prize longlist

2010 Orange Prize winner
2010 Orange Prize shortlist
2010 Orange Prize longlist
  • The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton
  • Savage Lands by Clare Clark
  • Heart and Minds by Amanda Craig
  • The Way Things Look to Me by Roopa Farooki
  • The Twisted Heart by Rebecca Gowers
  • This is How by M.J. Hyland
  • Small Wars by Sadie Jones(4.5 stars)
  • Secret Son by Laila Lalami
  • The Long Song by Andrea Levy (4.5 stars)
  • The Wilding by Maria McCann
  • Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed
  • The Still Point by Amy Sackville
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett (3 stars)
  • The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters


2009 Orange Prize winner
  • Home by Marilynne Robinson
2009 Orange Prize shortlist
  • Scottsboro by Ellen Feldman (5 stars)
  • Wilderness by Samantha Harvey
  • The Invention of Everything Else by Samantha Hunt
  • Molly Fox's Birthday by Deirdre Madden
  • Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie
2009 Orange Prize longlist
  • A Mercy by Toni Morrison
  • Girl in a Blue Dress by Gaynor Arnold
  • A Household Guide to Dying by Debra Adelaide
  • Their Finest Hour by Lissa Evans
  • Blonde Roots by Bernadine Evaristo
  • Strange Music by Laura Fish
  • Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews
  • Love Marriage by V.V. Ganeshanathan
  • Intuition by Allegra Goodman
  • The Lost Dog by Michelle de Kretser
  • The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight by Gina Ochsner
  • Evening is the Whole Day by Preeta Samarasan
  • American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld (6 stars)
  • The Personal History of Rachel DuPree by Ann Weisgarber (4.5 stars)


2008 Orange Prize winner
  • The Road Home by Rose Tremain
2008 Orange Prize shortlist
  • Fault Lines by Nancy Huston
  • The Outcast by Sadie Jones
  • When We Were Bad by Charlotte Mendelson
  • Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'Neill
  • Lottery  by Patricia Wood
2008 Orange Prize longlist
  • The Blood of Flowers  by Anita Amirrezvani
  • The Room of Lost Things by Stella Duffy
  • The Keep by Jennifer Egan
  • The Gathering  by Anne Enright
  • The Clothes on Their Backs by Linda Grant
  • The Master Bedroom by Tessa Hadley
  • The End of Mr. Y by Scarlett Thomas
  • Sorry by Gail Jones
  • The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam by Lauren Liebenberg
  • In the Dark by Deborah Moggach
  • Mistress by Anita Nair
  • The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak
  • The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer
  • Monster Love by Carol Topolski


2007 Orange Prize winner
  • Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
2007 Orange Prize shortlist
  • Arlington Park by Rachel Cusk
  • The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
  • The Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo
  • The Observations by Jane Harris
  • Digging to America by Anne Tyler
2007 Orange Prize longlist
  • Poppy Shakespeare by Clare Allen
  • Peripheral Vision by Patricia Ferguson
  • Over by Margaret Forster
  • The Dissident by Nell Freudenberger
  • When to Walk by Rebecca Gowers
  • Carry Me Down by M.J. Hyland
  • Ten Days in the Hills by Jane Smiley
  • The Girls by Lori Lansens
  • Alligator by Lisa Moore
  • What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn
  • The Tenderness of Wolves  by Stef Penney
  • Careless by Deborah Robertson
  • Afterwards by Rachel Seiffert
  • The Housekeeper by Melanie Wallace


2006 Orange Prize winner
  • On Beauty by Zadie Smith
2006 Orange Prize shortlist
  • The History of Love by Nicole Krauss (4 stars)
  • Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel
  • The Accidental by Ali Smith
  • Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living by Carrie Tiffany
  • The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
2006 Orange Prize longlist
  • Minaret by Clare Allan
  • Harbor by Lorraine Adams
  • Disobedience by Naomi Alderman
  • Watch Me Disappear by Jill Dawson
  • House of Orphans by Helen Dunmore
  • The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
  • White Ghost Girls by Alice Greenway
  • Dreams of Speaking by Gail Jones
  • Lost in the Forest by Sue Miller
  • Rape: A Love Story by Joyce Carol Oates
  • Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (2.5 stars)
  • Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Frangipani by Celestine Vaite
  • The Position by Meg Wolitzer


2005 Orange Prize winner
2005 Orange Prize shortlist
  • Billie Morgan by Joolz Denby
  • Old Filth by Jane Gardam
  • The Mammoth Cheese by Sheri Holman
  • Liars and Saints by Maile Meloy
  • A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka 
2005 Orange Prize longlist
  • Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
  • The Great Stink by Clare Clark
  • Escape Routes for Beginners by Kira Cochrane
  • The Zigzag Way by Anita Desai
  • Tatty by Christine Hickey
  • It So Happens by Patricia Ferguson
  • Away From You by Melanie Finn
  • Mysteries of Glass by Sue Gee
  • Nelson's Daughter by Miranda Hearn
  • Ursula, Under by Ingrid Hill
  • Black Dirt by Nell Leyshon
  • The Remedy by Michelle Lovric
  • The Falls by Joyce Carol Oates
  • The River by Tricia Wastvedt


2004 Orange Prize winner
  • Small Island by Andrea Levy
2004 Orange Prize shortlist
  • Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  • The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard
  • Ice Road by Gillian Slovo
  • The Colour by Rose Tremain
2004 Orange Prize longlist
  • Brick Lane by Monica Ali
  • The Sari Shop by Rupa Bajwa
  • Kith & Kin by Stevie Davies
  • State of Happiness by Stella Duffy
  • The Flood by Maggie Gee
  • Electric Michelangelo by Sarah Hall
  • Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller
  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • A Visit from Voltaire by Dinah Lee Kung
  • Gilgamesh by Joan London
  • The Internationals by Sarah May
  • Love by Toni Morrison
  • The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler


2003 Orange Prize winner
  • Property by Valerie Martin (4.5 stars)
2003 Orange Prize shortlist
  • Buddha Da by Anne Donovan
  • Heligoland by Shena Mackay
  • Unless by Carol Shields
  • The Autograph Man by Zadie Smith
  • The Little Friend by Donna Tartt
2003 Orange Prize longlist
  • Special by Bella Bathurst
  • Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros
  • English Correspondence by Janet Davey
  • Dot in the Universe by Lucy Ellmann
  • What the Birds See by Sonya Hartnett
  • What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt
  • The Cutting Room by Louise Welsh
  • War Crimes for the Home by Liz Jensen
  • Fox Girl by Nora Okja Keller
  • The Solace of Leaving Early by Haven Kimmel
  • In the Forest by Edna O'Brien
  • When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  • Water Street by Crystal Wilkinson


2002 Orange Prize winner
2002 Orange Prize shortlist
  • No Bones by Anna Burns
  • The Siege by Helen Dunmore (4.5 stars)
  • The White Family by Maggie Gee
  • A Child's Book of True Crime by Chloe Hooper
  • Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
2002 Orange Prize longlist
  • Pop by Kitty Aldridge 
  • A True Story Based on Lies by Jennifer Clement
  • The Element of Water by Stevie Davies
  • Now You See Me by Lesley Glaister
  • Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris
  • Niagara Falls All Over Again by Elizabeth McCracken
  • Sister Crazy by Emma Richler
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Middle Age by Joyce Carol Oates
  • The Story of My Face by Kathy Page
  • Crawling at Night by Nani Power (3 stars)
  • La Cucina by Lily Prior
  • The Hero's Walk by Anita Rau Badami
  • The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert


2001 Orange Prize winner
  • The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville
2001 Orange Prize shortlist
  • The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
  • Fred & Edie by Jill Dawson
  • Hotel World by Ali Smith
  • Homestead by Rosina Lippi
  • Horse Heaven by Jane Smiley
2001 Orange Prize longlist
  • The Hiding Place by Trezza Azzopardi
  • In the Blue House by Meaghan Delahunt
  • The Last Samurai by Helen DeWitt
  • Fish, Blood & Bone by Leslie Forbes
  • The Wild by Esther Freud
  • Dog Days, Glenn Miller Nights by Laurie Graham
  • Ahab's Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund
  • Motherkind by Jayne Anne Phillips
  • From Caucasia, With Love by Danzy Senna
  • The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
  • The PowerBook by Jeanette Winterson
  • Nowhere Else on Earth by Josephine Humphreys


2000 Orange Prize winner
2000 Orange Prize shortlist
  • If I Told You Once by Judy Budnitz
  • Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout
  • The Dancers Dancing by Eilis Ni Dhuibhne
  • White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
2000 Orange Prize longlist
  • The Translator by Leila Aboulela
  • Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
  • Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai
  • A Dangerous Vine by Barbara Ewing
  • Danny Boy by Jo-Ann Goodwin
  • A Sin of Colour by Sunetra Gupta
  • Island by Jane Rogers
  • Born Free by Sue Gee
  • Everything You Need to Know by A.L. Kennedy
  • The Hunter by Julia Leigh
  • Charming Billy by Alice McDermott
  • Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith by Gina B. Nahai
  • Last Chance Texaco by Christine Pountney
  • What the Body Remembers by Shauna Singh Baldwin


1999 Orange Prize winner
1999 Orange Prize shortlist
  • The Leper's Companions by Julia Blackburn
  • Visible Worlds by Marilyn Bowering
  • The Short History of a Prince by Jane Hamilton
  • The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Paradise by Toni Morrison
1999 Orange Prize longlist
  • Master Georgie by Beryl Bainbridge
  • The Voyage of the Narwhal by Andrea Barrett
  • In a Fishbone Church by Catherine Chidgey
  • Crocodile Soup by Julia Darling
  • Restitution by Maureen Duffy
  • Trumpet by Jackie Kay
  • Comfort Women by Nora Okja Keller
  • Buxton Spice by Oonya Kempadoo
  • The Vintner's Luck by Elizabeth Knox
  • Marchlands by Karla Kuban
  • The Giant O'Brien by Hilary Mantel
  • The Most Wanted by Jacquelyn Mitchard
  • A History of Silence by Barbara Neil
  • Evening News by Marly Swick


1998 Orange Prize winner
1998 Orange Prize shortlist
  • Lives of the Monster Dogs by Kirsten Bakis
  • The Ventriloquist's Tale by Pauline Melville
  • The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett (3 stars)
  • Love Like Hate Adore by Deirdre Purcell
  • The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve
1998 Orange Prize longlist
  • Bitter Grounds by Sandra Benitez
  • Man or Mango? by Lucy Ellmann
  • Gaglow by Esther Freud
  • The Aguero Sisters by Cristina Garcia
  • The House Gun by Nadine Gordimer
  • The Breaking by Kathryn Heyman
  • Round Rock by Michelle Huneven
  • Ark Baby by Liz Jensen
  • Undiscovered Country by Christina Koning
  • The Orchard by Drusilla Modjeska
  • Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen
  • Impossible Saints by Michele Roberts
  • The Underpainter by Jane Urquhart
  • Baby Love by Louisa Young


1997 Orange Prize winner
1997 Orange Prize shortlist
  • Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
  • One by One in the Darkness by Deirdre Madden
  • I Was Amelia Earhart by Jane Mendelsohn (4.5 stars)
  • Accordion Crimes by E. Annie Proulx (4 stars)
  • Hen's Teeth by Manda Scott
1997 Orange Prize longlist
  • Every Man for Himself by Beryl Bainbridge
  • The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  • Death Comes for Peter Pan by Joan Brady
  • The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion
  • The Cast Iron Shore by Linda Grant
  • The Enchantment of Lily Dahl by Siri Hustvedt
  • The Autobiography of My Mother by Jamaica Kincaid
  • With Child by Laurie R. King
  • Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
  • All the Blood is Red by Leone Ross
  • Red Leaves by Paullina Simons
  • Anita and Me by Meera Syal
  • Gut Symmetries by Jeanette Winterson
  • The Frequency of Souls by Mary Kay Zuravleff


1996 Orange Prize winner
1996 Orange Prize shortlist
  • The Book of Colour by Julia Blackburn
  • Spinsters by Pagan Kennedy
  • The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan
  • Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler
  • Eveless Eden by Marianne Wiggins
1996 Orange Prize longlist
  • The Ghost Road by Pat Barker
  • Official and Doubtful by Ajay Close
  • The Rape of Sita by Lindsey Colleen
  • Keeping Up with Magda by Isla Dewar
  • The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzegerald
  • The Private Parts of Women by Lesley Glaister
  • The Passion of Alice by Stephanie Grant
  • Egg Dancing by Liz Jensen
  • So I am Glad by A.L. Kennedy
  • Never far from Nowhere by Andrea Levy
  • Mother of Pearl by Mary Morrissy
  • Promised Lands by Jane Rogers
  • River Lines by Elspeth Sandys