Susanna Clarke wins women’s fiction prize.

Written by on September 9, 2021

British author Susanna Clarke has won the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction for her second novel Piranesi.

The fantasy work is the long-awaited follow-up to her acclaimed 2004 debut Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.

Piranesi, a mystery about a man living alone in a labyrinthine house, beat five other books to the £30,000 prize.

The other nominees were US authors Patricia Lockwood and Brit Bennett, the Ghanaian/American Yaa Gyasi, and Barbadian writer Cherie Jones.

Maggie O’Farrell won the prize last year for her novel Hamnet, based on the fictionalised life of Shakespeare’s son.

Credit: BBC

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