the orange prize. and other things i keep up with.


Last week the winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction was announced – British author Rose Tremain’s novel The Road Home. Other shortlisted nominees: Nancy Huston, Fault Lines; Sadie Jones, The Outcast; Charlotte Mendelson, When We Were Bad; Heather O’Neill, Lullibies for Little Criminals; and Patricia Wood, Lottery.

The Bridgeport Prize International Creative Writing Competition closes at the end of the month.

Joyce Carol Oates’ new novel is out on 24th June. My Sister, My Love: The Intimate Story of Skylar Rampike, is a satirical, fictionalised re-telling of the Jon Benet Ramsey case.

Vote for the Best of the Booker Prize. But do it before 8th July. On the shortlist: Pat Barker’s The Ghost Road; Peter Carey’s Oscar and Lucinda; JM Coetzee’s Disgrace; J G Farrell’s The Siege of Krishnapur; Nadine Gordimer’s The Conservationist; and Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children.

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