Literary colours

June 5, 2009 at 1:56 pm Leave a comment

This year’s Orange Prize for Fiction was awarded to Marilynne Robinson for her third novel Home.

The Orange New Writer award was won by Francesca Kay for An Equal Stillness.

And an experimental YA book award, chosen by teenagers, was given to Bernardine Evaristo for Blonde Roots.

The Orange Prize is open to any English novel written by a woman that is first published in the UK between the previous April and the March of the award year. It’s like the Booker prize but for women writers only and not limited to the Commonwealth.

Associated awards are the :

  • Harper’s Bazaar Orange Short Story Competition
  • The Penguin/Orange Readers’ Group Prize
  • Reading Group Book of the Year

More info at

P/s Notice that the Orange prize has been taken over by Orange ™, the telecommunications subsidiary of Hutchison, in a branding move?


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