NOTE: This article is a republication- Source: Waterstones.
It is our great pleasure to confirm Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver as the winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2023
"Reimagining Dickens' David Copperfield for the modern age, the bestselling author of The Poisonwood Bible spins an utterly immersive bildungsroman rich in characterisation and grand narrative set pieces. An unflinching takedown of the illusions of the American Dream, Demon Copperhead is state-of-the-nation writing par excellence."
"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 it is a novel that will withstand the test of time."
LOUISE MINCHIN, CHAIR OF JUDGES