We Need To Talk About Kevin

There are some books which are wonderful reads, but tough at the same time and generally not ones that lend themselves to re-reading. Lionel Shriver’s 2005 Orange-Prize winning novel We Need To Talk About Kevin is one of those books…

Madeline Miller WIns Orange Prize

Congratulations to debut novelist Madeline Miller who has won the Orange Prize for fiction with her first novel The Song of Achilles. The Orange Prize celebrates women’s writing and I’ve always found it to be the literary prize that I’ve most identified with….

Top Ten: Books To Read This Summer

One of my New Year’s resolutions this year was to read at least 75 books, that works out at about one and a half a week and it seemed perfectly achievable. But unfortunately I’m not quite keeping up to speed…

Orange Prize Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for this year’s Orange Prize for fiction has been announced. The nominees for the 17th annual award for excellence in women’s fiction are….

Kaplinsky joins Orange judges

Highly paid newsreader and the first winner of Strictly Come Dancing, Natasha Kaplinsky, has joined the judging panel for the 2012 Orange Prize for fiction. Kaplinsky will work with fellow judges Lisa Appignanesi, Victoria Derbyshire, Natalie Haynes and Joanna Trollope to choose the best book written by a woman. According to Trollope, who will be chairing the judging panel the “different professions” of the five judges will bring different perspectives to the prize. These different professions are journalist, broadcaster and author…