Friday, 13 June 2008

Another Project!!! The Orange Project Prize

Yet another project! I keep saying I'll stop. This project aims to read all the winners and short list for the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Orange Prize for new writers. If your interested in joining or reading people's reviews for these books visit The Orange Prize Project. I have highlighted the books which I have read already in Orange, as you can see I have given many of them a high rating - I hope this is a good sign!
The Orange Broadband Prize for New Writers
2008 Short List
The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff
Inglorious by Joanna Kavenna
The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam by Lauren Liebenberg
2007 Winner
The Lizard Cage by Karen Connelly
Poppy Shakespeare by Clare Allan***
Bitter Sweets by Roopa Farooki

2006 winner
Disobedience by Naomi Alderman
The Dream Life of Sukhanov by Olga Grushin
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers by Yiyun Li

2005 winner
26a by Diana Evans*****
Lucky Girls by Nell Freudenberger
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff*****
The Orange Prize For Fiction
2008 Short List
Nancy Huston Fault Lines
Sadie Jones The Outcast
Charlotte Mendelson When We Were Bad
Heather O’Neill Lullabies for Little Criminals
Rose Tremain The Road Home
Patricia Wood Lottery

2007 winner
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Half of a Yellow Sun ****
Rachel Cusk Arlington Park
Kiran Desai The Inheritance of Loss ***
Xiaolu Guo A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers
Jane Harris The Observations
Anne Tyler Digging to America

2006 winner
Zadie Smith On Beauty ****
Nicole Krauss The History of Love *****
Hilary Mantel Beyond Black
Ali Smith The Accidental ** 1/2
Carrie Tiffany Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living
Sarah Waters The Night Watch *****

2005 winner
Lionel Shriver We Need to Talk About Kevin *****
Jane Gardam Old Filth
Sheri Holman The Mammoth Cheese
Maile Meloy Liars and Saints
Marina Lewycka A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian ****

2004 winner
Andrea Levy Small Island
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Purple Hibiscus*****
Margaret Atwood Oryx and Crake*****
Shirley Hazzard The Great Fire
Gillian Slovo Ice Road
Rose Tremain The Colour

2003 winner
Valerie Martin Property
Anne Donovan Buddha Da
Shena Mackay Heligoland
Carol Shields Unless***
Zadie Smith The Autograph Man***
Donna Tartt The Little Friend*****

2002 winner
Ann Patchett Bel Canto
Anna Burns No Bones
Helen Dunmore The Siege
Maggie Gee The White Family
Chloe Hooper A Child's Book of True Crime
Sarah Waters Fingersmith*****

2001 winner
Kate Grenville The Idea of Perfection
Margaret Atwood The Blind Assassin*****
Jill Dawson Fred & Edie
Ali Smith Hotel World
Rosina Lippi Homestead
Jane Smiley Horse Heaven

2000 winner
Linda Grant When I Lived in Modern Times
Judy Budnitz If I Told You Once
Elizabeth Strout Amy and Isabelle
Eilis Ni Dhuibhne The Dancers Dancing
Zadie Smith White Teeth*****

1999 winner
Suzanne Berne A Crime in the Neighbourhood
Jane Hamilton The Short History of a Prince
Barbara Kingsolver The Poisonwood Bible
Toni Morrison Paradise
Julia Blackburn The Leper's Companions
Marilyn Bowering Visible Worlds

1998 winner
Carol Shields Larry's Party
Kirsten Bakis Lives of the Monster Dogs
Pauline Melville The Ventriloquist's Tale
Ann Patchett The Magician's Assistant
Deirdre Purcell Love Like Hate Adore
Anita Shreve The Weight of Water

1997 winner
Anne Michaels Fugitive Pieces
Margaret Atwood Alias Grace
Deirdre Madden One by One in the Darkness
Jane Mendelsohn I Was Amelia Earhart
E Annie Proulx Accordion Crimes
Manda Scott Hen's Teeth

1996 winner
Helen Dunmore A Spell of Winter
Julia Blackburn The Book of Colour
Pagan Kennedy Spinsters
Amy Tan The Hundred Secret Senses
Anne Tyler Ladder of Years
Marianne Wiggins Eveless Eden


Anonymous said...

Good on you for joining the challenge - there are some great novels that come out of the Orange prize lists. I would love to see some reviews from the 2008 shortlist are you planning on reading any of these ?.

katrina said...

I haven't looked at them in detail yet to see what I'd like to read although I will attempt a few of this years shortlist over the summer holidays - will depend on what I can get from the library

Dewey said...

Oh, the Orange prize is one of my favorites! I'll have to join this. And your list is so handy.

Rose City Reader said...

The Orange Prize Winners is one of the lists I follow on Rose City Reader. I just posted the lists of winners here.

As with all my Must Read lists, I am happy to add links to progress posts for anyone also working through this list. Just leave a comment on my post with the link address and I will add it.