The Women's Prize for Fiction 2023

The 28th Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2023 saw the first ever double winner crowned with Barbara Kingsolver scooping the Bessie for Demon Copperhead.

An exposé of modern America, its opioid crisis and the detrimental treatment of deprived and maligned communities, Demon Copperhead tackles universal themes – from addiction and poverty, to family, love, and the power of friendship and art – it packs a triumphant emotional punch, and is a novel that will withstand the test of time.

Louise Minchin, Chair of Judges

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The 2023 Women's Prize for Fiction Judges