Kamila Shamsie has won the £30,000 (about $40,375) 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction for Home Fire (Riverhead). Chair of judges Sarah Sands commented: "We chose the book which we felt spoke for our times. Home Fire is about identity, conflicting loyalties, love and politics. And it sustains mastery of its themes and its form. It is a remarkable book which we passionately recommend."
The winners of the IndieReader Discovery Awards, sponsored by IndieReader, were announced at BookCon in New York City by IngramSpark's Robin Cutler. All top winners' titles will be considered by literary agents Dystal, Goderich & Bourret for representation consideration. Winners in more than 30 categories can be seen here. The winners of the fiction and nonfiction categories are:
First place: Pancake Money by Finn Bell
Second place: Live for This by Kathryn Biel
Third place: Seeking Father Khaliq by William Peace
First place: The Thinking Woman's Guide to Breast Cancer by Janet Maker, Ph.D.
Second place: The Workplace Writer's Process by Anne H. Janzer
Third place: How to Meditate and Why by Mara M. Zimmerman
The winner of the £40,000 (about $53,555) Wolfson History Prize, "recognizing and celebrating books which combine excellence in historical research with readability for a general audience," is Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation by Peter Marshall (Yale University Press).