Posts Tagged ‘Orange Prize’

Who will win the 2011 Orange Prize?

The winner of the 2011 Orange prize will be announced next Wednesday, but who will pick up the trophy? I think that the shortlist is very strong and, unlike previous years, there is no obvious front runner. My personal favourite is Room, but the long list selection proved that the judges favor more literary novels and so I’d […]

The 2011 Orange Prize Longlist

Last week I predicted which books would make the Orange longlist. I correctly guessed eight of them, which I thought was quite good considering that I didn’t even know which books had been submitted. The longlisted books: Room – Emma Donoghue The Birth of Love – Joanna Kavenna Annabel – Kathleen Winter  Louise Doughty – Whatever You Love  […]

Who is going to win the 2010 Orange Prize?

I have now finished my Orange short list reading. Unfortunately I didn’t make it to the end of all the books, but I’ve read enough to know their writing style and basic plot.     I was very disappointed by the Orange short list this year. It wasn’t just that I didn’t really like any […]

Small Wars – Sadie Jones

 Long listed for the Orange Prize 2010 I enjoyed Sadie Jones’ last novel, The Outcast, to some extent, but found the ending to be a bit of an anti-climax. When I saw her latest book had made the Orange long list I decided to give her another try. Small Wars is set on Cyprus during the […]

Black Mamba Boy – Nadifa Mohamed

 Long listed for 2010 Orange Prize Last week the long list for the Orange prize 2010 was announced and I discovered that I already owned a copy of this one. I started to read it straight away, keen to discover why it made the list.  Black Mamba Boy begins in 1930s Somalia and follows ten-year-old Jama as […]

The Orange Prize Long List 2010

The Orange Prize long list was revealed this morning. I tried to predict who would make the list last week and did a terrible job! I successfully predicted only five of the twenty books: The rest of the long list: I have only read two books from the list: The Little Stranger – Sarah Waters   The Help – […]