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
  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
  • The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The Undertaking by Audrey Magee
  • A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride
  • 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