A. M. Homes Wins 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction

For the fifth year in a row, an American has captured the UK-based Women's Prize for Fiction. With her win for May We Be Forgiven, A. M. Homes joins the likes of fellow 2013 nominee Barbara Kingsolver and Téa Obreht, the youngest-ever winner of the prize.

Homes' May We Be Forgiven is a gritty satire noted for its dark humor, which is ultimately what snagged the votes of the panel. The strength of this year's nominees is evidenced by the judging session that lasted almost four hours.

We're sure you're wondering what we're wondering: If Homes will celebrate her win with a drink mixed with Baileys, the Women's Prize for Fiction sponsor starting in 2014. (Shrug.)

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