Saturday, April 21, 2007

2007 Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction - Short List Announced

Another in the "better late than never camp"...

From the Press Release:
The Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction, the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman, announced the 2007 shortlist on April 17.

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

This year’s shortlist honours both new and well-established writers and reflects the international reach of the prize with authors from Nigeria, China, India and America represented. Two of the authors have previously been shortlisted for the Orange Prize. They are Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2004) and Anne Tyler (1996).

- via Reading Matters


karen! said...

Have you read any of these yet? Just wondering...

MarciNYC said...

I read _The Observations_ and it was, um, interesting. Not sure what all the hype was about though. I finished it and liked it well enough, but it didn't knock my socks off. :)

Yea, that's a helpful review. I know if you've read it, you'll do better. It's the only book on that list that I've heard of, although I know who Anne Tyler is.