Emma Donoghue Makes The Orange Prize Shortlist
The Orange Prize for Fiction is the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman and this year is celebrating its sixteenth anniversary.
The winner will be announced on 8 June 2011 and will be presented with a cheque for £30,000 and a limited edition bronze statue known as ‘the Bessie’, created by artist Grizel Niven. Both are anonymously endowed.
The judges for the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction are Bettany Hughes (Chair), Liz Calder, Tracy Chevalier, Helen Lederer and Susanna Reid. ‘We are proud and pleased to announce our shortlist for the Orange Prize 2011,’ commented Bettany Hughes, Chair of judges. ‘Our judging meeting fizzed for many hours with conversations about the originality, excellence and readability of the books in front of us – credit to the calibre of submissions this year.’
~The Full Shortlist~
Emma Donoghue - Room – Picador
Aminatta Forna - The Memory of Love – Bloomsbury
Emma Henderson - Grace Williams Says it Loud – Sceptre
Nicole Krauss - Great House – Viking
Téa Obreht - The Tiger’s Wife – Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Kathleen Winter - Annabel – Jonathan Cape