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Orange Prize 2012

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Orange Prize 2012

Post by annis » Fri June 1st, 2012, 3:02 am

This year's winner has been announced for the Orange Prize for best work by a woman writer. It went to Madeline Miller, whose historical novel, Song of Achilles, is a reworking of the love story between Achilles and Patroclus from Homer's Iliad

I posted my thoughts on The Song of Achilles a while ago here:
http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/ ... php?t=5095

See Guardian article on Miller's win here- there is also a related podcast by Madeline Miller attached.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/ma ... -2012-mood

This is the last year that Orange will be sponsoring this award- hope someone lese picks it up.

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Post by Margaret » Fri June 1st, 2012, 10:13 pm

Very cool! Historical novels have really been raking in the literary awards lately.
Browse over 5000 historical novel listings (probably well over 5000 by now, but I haven't re-counted lately) and over 700 reviews at www.HistoricalNovels.info

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