Orange Prize For Fiction 2009 Longlist released

Mar 21, 2009 by

The Hugos were not the only Awards citing excellence in Fiction.  The Orange Prize for Fiction also recently released their longlist, and they are:

  • Debra Adelaide The Household Guide to Dying
  • Gaynor Arnold Girl in a Blue Dress
  • Lissa Evans Their Finest Hour and a Half
  • Bernardine Evaristo Blonde Roots
  • Ellen Feldman Scottsboro
  • Laura Fish Strange Music
  • V.V. Ganeshananthan Love Marriage
  • Allegra Goodman Intuition
  • Samantha Harvey The Wilderness
  • Samantha Hunt The Invention of Everything Else
  • Michelle de Kretser The Lost Dog
  • Deirdre Madden Molly Fox’s Birthday
  • Toni Morrison A Mercy
  • Gina Ochsner The Russian Dreambook of Colour and Flight
  • Marilynne Robinson Home
  • Preeta Samarasan Evening is the Whole Day
  • Kamila Shamsie Burnt Shadows
  • Curtis Sittenfeld American Wife
  • Miriam Toews The Flying Troutmans
  • Ann Weisgarber The Personal History of Rachel DuPree
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Bookbabble Episode 2: Harry Potter News Correspondent

Apr 21, 2008 by

Bookbabble Episode 2: Harry Potter News Correspondent
Recorded 20 April 2008

Babblers: Lars, Gem, Donny

The significance of the Orange Prize for Fiction and Donny attempts to explain the perceived differences between male and female authors. The babblers disagree on Rowling’s decision to block the publication of a fan-created encyclopedia of Harry Potter’s universe, and ponders on the absolutely, incredibly difficult question of reading vs watching TV. Also in the menu: book blogs, a turkish writer’s quest for freedom of speech, and Jose Saramago.


Important Notes:

  • A couple of words unsuitable for young listeners towards the end. I think.
  • I mention running times during the show, but the times are inaccurate, as I’ve edited stuff out.
  • There’s a spoiler for the Hobbit, so if you haven’t read it yet, and intend to, please plug your ears (or unplug them, if you’re using earphones) at 40:41 for 5 seconds.



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