Three Women by Lisa Taddeo has triumphed in being named one of Foyles 2019 Books of the Year alongside books by Ocean Vuong and Katherine Rundell.
Taddeo's Three Women (published in the UK by Bloomsbury Circus) was named non-fiction book of the year.
Of the winners Jasper Sutcliffe, Head of Buying at Foyles, said: “These are three books that demand the phrase ‘must read’—books which deserve to be considered classics in their categories. From a year of stand-out publishing, these are books we know we’ll still be thinking about and talking about in years to come, still recommending to our friends and our customers. They’ve moved us, provoked us, inspired us, and changed us, and together we feel they represent not just what great literature can be but some of what it means to be human.”
To mark Taddeo's win, Foyles will sell a book of the year edition, signed and numbered out of 1000, with foiled cover artwork, exclusive black endpapers, and golden page edges.
Heather Baker, campaigns manager at Foyles said: “The comparisons with classics of narrative non-fiction are entirely justified: Three Women is thrilling, compulsive, page-turning, devastating, lyrical, substantial, and completely and utterly essential. Taddeo’s conveying of the inner lives of these three American women, and the ways power and sex are inextricably linked, have ensured this genre-defining book has been a massive bestseller loved by readers of all disciplines.”