Friday, 20 April 2007

Turning Orange

I also thought that it might be worth bringing to your attention the Orange Prize for Fiction shortlist which was published earlier this week. The Orange Prize is for women writing in the English Language, and has increased the status of women writers quite substantially via it's £30,000 prize fund. Perhaps one day one of you lot might win. In any case, you can always try reading them:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Half of a Yellow Sun
Rachel Cusk Arlington Park
Kiran Desai The Inheritance of Loss
Xiaolu Guo A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers
Jane Harris The Observations
Anne Tyler Digging to America

You may recognise the third one - it won the Booker Prize last year.

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