2012 Orange Prize winner announced
Madeline Miller has been declared 2012 Orange Prize winner for her debut novel, The Song of Achilles, a retelling of the story of Achilles and the battle of Troy. Miller is the fourth consecutive American writer to win the prize, and will be the last to win it in its present name, the Orange Prize, as Orange will no longer be sponsoring the prize.
The Guardian reports:
In one of the biggest upsets in literary prize history, the mobile services company, Orange, recently announced that it will not be renewing its sponsorship of the prize for women’s fiction that has borne its name since the award’s inception 17 years ago.
The prize, which was set up to “celebrate excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from around the world”, is given annually to the best book by a woman written in English. Winners, who in the past have included Marilynne Robinson, Chimamanda Ngozi…
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