Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction

Never heard of it? Me, neither. At least not until I was reading a book blog and the blog’s author mentioned it. So what exactly is the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction? Straight from the prize’s mouth, er, website

“The founders of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction were concerned that many of the biggest literary prizes often appeared to over look wonderful writing by women. And, since prizes are one key to bringing writers to readers’ attention, we thought that both male and female readers might be missing out on fantastic novels by women that they’d really enjoy.”

For the “longlist” of 2007 nominees, click here. Drop a comment if you’ve read any of the nominated authors/titles, and tell us what you thought!

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One thought on “Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction

  1. I’ve only read one book on the long list and that was The Girls by Lori Lansens which is really great. I recommend that one. I sometimes use the list as a book recommendation and I’ve either lucked out or they do select some great fiction because I haven’t been disappointed by any of the books I’ve chosen off their lists.

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