Wednesday, June 6, 2007

U.K.'s Orange Prize for Fiction Announced

Linda passed me this BBC news item announcing this year's winner of the Orange Prize. She said that she just finished reading the book and that it blew her away. The judges must have had a similar reaction:
Author Adichie wins Orange Prize

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been named winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction.

She beat five other contenders for the £30,000 women-only award, including Kiran Desai, shortlisted for her Booker Prize winner The Inheritance of Loss. Adichie's novel, Half of a Yellow Sun, is her second work and set during the Biafran War of the 1960s. Link to full article.

Place a library hold on this book here.

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