Author Madeline Miller has won the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction with her debut novel.
The former classics teacher wrote The Song of Achilles, which chronicles a gay romance in ancient Greece, over a 10 year period.
Miller's book beat out novels by Ann Patchett, Esi Edugyan, Anne Enright, Georgina Harding and Cynthia Ozick.
The $48,000 (£30,000) prize recognises English language fiction written by women.