As we’ve blogged about previously, the Orange Prize for Fiction is a prize sponsored by Orange, a mobile phone service in the UK. Each year a prize of £30,000 is awarded to the author who the all-women cast of judges feel has authored “the best novel of the year written by a woman in the English language.” According to the prize’s website, the Orange Prize was established “to widen the net and to try to introduce a prize that would be less traditional and that would put readers at the centre.”
This year’s prize-winner is Marilynne Robinson for her novel Home. She was chosen from a shortlist which included:
For the Guardian’s coverage of the announcement go here.
For an interview with Marilynne Robinson go here.