The Orange Prize for Fiction 2008 longlist came out last week. The Orange Prize is awarded each year for the best novel in English written by a woman. It bugs me. I think that setting up a separate prize for women is saying that women cannot compete with men and need their own remedial competition. Plenty of people disagree -- and they are free to put the Orange Prize winners on their TBR list. But a book won't make my list just for winning the Orange Prize or for being written by a woman.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
The Orange Prize
Posted by Gilion at Rose City Reader at 1:00 PM 1 comments
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The titles of the books on the long list are so tantalizing. I want to read each one.ReplyDelete