Orange Award for New Writers

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Orange Award for New Writers
Location United Kingdom
Presented by Orange
First awarded 2006
Last awarded 2010
Website Website

The Orange Award for New Writers was a prize given by telecommunications company Orange between 2006 and 2010. It was launched to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Orange Prize for Fiction.[1] The award was supported by Arts Council England and was accompanied by a bursary of £10,000.[2] It was open to any female authors who had written their debut novel in the English language.[3]

Winners and shortlisted nominees[edit]

Year Winner Work Shortlisted nominees and works Ref (s)
2005 Evans, DianaDiana Evans 26a Freudenberger, NellNell FreudenbergerLucky Girls
Meg RosoffHow I Live Now
[3]
2006 Alderman, NaomiNaomi Alderman Disobedience Grushin, OlgaOlga GrushinThe Dream Life of Sukhanov
Yiyun LiA Thousand Years of Good Prayers
[4]
2007 Connelly, KarenKaren Connelly The Lizard Cage Allan, ClareClare AllanPoppy Shakespeare
Roopa FarookiBitter Sweets
[5]
2008 Kavenna, JoannaJoanna Kavenna Inglorious Groff, LaurenLauren GroffThe Monsters of Templeton
Lauren LiebenbergThe Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam
[5]
2009 Kay, FrancescaFrancesca Kay An Equal Stillness Mun, NamiNami MunMiles From Nowhere
Ann WeisgarberThe Personal History of Rachel DuPree
[6]
2010 Sabatini, IreneIrene Sabatini The Boy Next Door Borodale, JaneJane BorodaleThe Book Of Fires
Evie WyldAfter The Fire, A Still Small Voice
[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Orange Prize for New Writers – archive". Orange. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Page, Benedicte (14 October 2010). "Orange ditches Award for New Writers". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Orange launches new writers prize". BBC News. 25 April 2005. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Adams, Stephen (7 December 2009). "Former teacher wins £15,000 short story prize". Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Dammann, Guy (5 June 2008). "Inglorious triumph in first novel award". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  6. ^ Pressley, James (3 June 2009). "Marilynne Robinson Wins 30,000-Pound Orange Prize for Fiction". Bloomberg. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  7. ^ Pressley, James (9 June 2010). "Kingsolver Wins 30,000-Pound Orange Prize for Fiction". Bloomberg. Retrieved 8 December 2011.