The Orange Prize longlist

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Registered: 06-13-2008
The Orange Prize longlist
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Fri, 03-18-2011 - 7:39pm

The 2011 longlist has been announced.

 Kathie

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Registered: 03-01-2003
Sun, 03-20-2011 - 8:14am

Thanks for posting this list! I haven't read any and have only heard of a couple of them. I have ROOM on my wishlist.

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Registered: 10-28-2005
Thu, 03-24-2011 - 12:28pm

I'm sure I could google it but what is The Orange Prize longlist? I haven't read any of these. :(


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Registered: 03-01-2003
Thu, 03-24-2011 - 12:45pm
I had to go to wikipedia myself b/c even though I had heard of it - didn't know the specifics of it.

"The Orange Prize for Fiction is one of the United Kingdom's most prestigious literary prizes, annually awarded to a female author of any nationality for the best original full-length novel written in English, and published in the United Kingdom in the preceding year."

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Registered: 06-13-2008
Thu, 03-24-2011 - 2:59pm

The Orange prize started in the late '90s and is given to a women author for excellence in women's writing. It is the only book award in the UK

 Kathie

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Registered: 10-28-2005
Mon, 03-28-2011 - 10:32am

Thanks for letting me know, ladies! :) I love the concept. I will definitely try a couple of these out!


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Sat, 04-02-2011 - 7:45pm
I havent read any of these---will have to check them out.

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