Friday, June 06, 2008

Orange Prize Winner

The winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction is Rose Tremain, for the book The Road Home. The winner of the Award for New Writers is Joanna Kavenna for Inglorious!

I have only attempted to read two books by Rose Tremain. One was a collection of short stories, The Darkness of Wallis Simpson, which I didn't mind, but the other book that attempted to read by her was one that I should have enjoyed because of the subject matter, but I ended up giving up less than half way through, something that I very rarely do!


  1. Sometimes I wonder if awards are elitist type things. I've tried to read some of them and wonder who in the world could enjoy this?

    Do you know if there are any historical fiction awards? Maybe could come up with our own. That would be fun - or it could cause a lot of trouble... :)

  2. LOL Marg! I got through the half way point of 'Restoration' and gave up. Here's what I said about it:"I got so sick of all the whining of the main character."

    Althogh, who know, maybe 'The Road Home' is better. I added it to my TBR, just incase. I have a great idea, why don't you try it first Marg and report back to us loyal readers of your blog. LOL!

  3. Are you asking me to take one for the team Teddy???

    I have added it to my TBR list as part of the Orange Prize Project, buut not sure when I will get to it!