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Sci-fi novel wins fiction prize for author Naomi Alderman

By Francesca Gosling

Author Naomi Alderman has been crowned winner of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017 for her feminist science fiction novel, The Power.

The writer's fourth major work explores the chilling idea of a world where women can inflict pain on men with electric jolts through their fingertips.

It topped a shortlist of entries considered by a panel of five judges led by House Productions chief executive, Tessa Ross.

Alderman's victory, which was rewarded with a £30,000 prize and bronze trophy, was announced at London's Royal Festival Hall yesterday.

Oxford graduate Alderman has already picked up a number of national awards for her work.

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