FWSA is very pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 FWSA-Palgrave Book Prize Competition is:

Abigail Rine’s Irigaray, Incarnation and Contemporary Women’s Fiction (Bloomsbury 2013).

Rine Book Prize

There was strong competition for the prize with over 25 books entered but the three judges came to an unanimous decision.

About the book:

Drawing on the provocative recent work of feminist theorist Luce Irigaray, Irigaray, Incarnation and Contemporary Women’s Fiction illuminates the vital and subversive role of literature in rewriting notions of the sacred. Abigail Rine demonstrates through careful readings how a range of contemporary women writers – from Margaret Atwood to Michèle Roberts and Alice Walker – think beyond traditional religious discourse and masculine models of subjectivity towards a new model of the sacred: one that seeks to reconcile the schism between the human and the divine, between the body and the word. Along the way, the book argues that literature is the ideal space for rethinking religion, precisely because it is a realm that cultivates imagination, mystery and incarnation.

Find out more about Abigail’s book here and more about Abigail and her work here.

Entries are now open for the 2015 Book Prize, please follow the link to find out how to nominate a book. The deadline will close on the 15th February 2015.