Search results for tag: Orange Prize for Fiction

Congratulations to Madeline Miller who has won the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012 for The Song of Achilles

The Orange Prize for Fiction Winner 2012 From the Orange Prize website: 19.15pm, London, 30 May 2012 — American author Madeline Miller has won the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction with her debut novel The Song of Achilles (Bloomsbury). 2012 marks the seventeenth year of the Orange Prize, which celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world. At an ... Read more

by | May 31, 2012

Orange Prize for Fiction Shortlist 2012

The Orange Prize for Fiction Shortlist 2012 Esi Edugyan – Half Blood Blues This is a new part of an old story: 1930s Berlin, the threat of imprisonment and the powerful desire to make something beautiful despite the horror. Chip told us not to go out. Said, don’t you boys tempt the devil. But it been one brawl of a night, I tell you. The aftermath of the fall of Paris, 1940. Hierony... Read more

by | April 19, 2012

The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht Wins the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction: Read Toni W’s review…

The winner of the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction was announced in the UK last night. Room by Emma Donoghue, which many thought should have won the Man Booker, was the crowd favourite and expected to win. But it was not to be. The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht won and this would not come as a surprise to anyone who has read it. Booktopia’s Toni Whitmont called it ‘a revelatory and ... Read more

by | June 9, 2011

Barbara Kingsolver Wins The Orange Prize

LONDON (AP) – American novelist Barbara Kingsolver took home the prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction on Wednesday with her sixth novel, The Lacuna, beating bookmakers’ favorite Hilary Mantel. Kingsolver, who had not published a novel in nine years, said she was “stunned and thrilled” as she received the 30,000 pound ($45,000 ) prize — open to any novel by a woman ... Read more

by | June 10, 2010