Latest Orange Prize for Fiction Stories

2009-06-04 12:41:50

U.S. author Marilynne Robinson was presented with the Orange Prize for Fiction for her third novel, Home, during a ceremony at London's Royal Festival Hall. A previous winner of the Pulitzer Prize for her 2004 book Gilead, Robinson Wednesday beat five other female fiction writers from around the world for the Orange honor, which included a $48,000 cash prize, the BBC said. Fi Glover, chair of judges, described Home as a kind, wise, enriching novel that was exquisitely crafted. We were...

2008-08-24 15:00:24

By MATTHEWS, Philip Kate Mosse talks to PHILIP MATTHEWS about good plots and inspiration. . Kate Mosse. No, not Kate Moss. Not the supermodel most famous for coke- snorting snapshots and cavorting with rock star Pete Doherty. Instead, this more grown-up Mosse, one could argue, gathers no stoners. If she needs further introduction, Mosse is the author of two historical- supernatural bestsellers, Labyrinth and Sepulchre. She is the co-founder of the Orange Prize, which was set up in...

2006-04-25 18:13:46

LONDON (Reuters) - British authors Ali Smith and Zadie Smith are among the six finalists selected for this year's prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction, organizers said on Wednesday. The two namesakes will both be hoping for better luck after missing out on a number of other high-profile honors in the last year. Zadie Smith's "On Beauty" was shortlisted for the Booker Prize as was Ali Smith's "The Accidental" which also failed to take the Whitbread prize despite making it to the...

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