The 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction has been awarded to The Power by British author Naomi Alderman. Although I was hoping for a different outcome I am still thrilled with this being crowned as the winner. The Power is a subversive, feminist novel that makes you think about our current society and what affect power can have.
Tessa Ross, 2017 Chair of Judges, said: “The judges and I were thrilled to make this decision. 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.”