Naomi Alderman wins 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

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08 June 2017
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Naomi's feminist sci-fi novel The Power was praised for its 'brilliantly imagined dystopia'
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Naomi's feminist sci-fi novel The Power was praised for its 'brilliantly imagined dystopia'

The £30,000 Baileys Women's Prize was awarded to Naomi for her fourth novel at a ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall last night.

Naomi is Professor in Creative Writing at Bath Spa Uuniversity and as well as being a multi-award winning novelist and short story writer, she is a online games writer. She has been mentored by Margaret Atwood. Her debut, Disobedience, won the Orange Award for New Writers in 2006.

'The judges and I were thrilled to make this decision,' said chair of judges Tessa Ross. 'We debated this wonderful shortlist for many hours but kept returning to Naomi Alderman’s brilliantly imagined dystopia – her big ideas and her fantastic imagination.'

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