Thursday, May 31, 2012

The 2012 Orange Prize For Fiction

Orange Prize Winner
Congratulations to American novelist, Madeline Miller, on winning the Orange Prize for Fiction on Wednesday, May 30th for her novel The Song of Achilles!!!

In an online article published in the The Washington Post titled, American Madeline Miller Wins Orange Prize for Fiction with ‘The Song of Achilles’, the Associated Press wrote the following about Madeline Miller and her novel:
The book retells the story of Patroclus and the legendary warrior Achilles from their first meeting as children to their deaths at the siege of Troy.
Joanna Trollope, who chaired the judging panel, described Miller’s retelling of the ancient Greek myth as “inventive, passionate, uplifting and different” at the awards ceremony in London’s Royal Festival Hall.
Miller — who spent 10 years writing the book while working as a Greek and Latin teacher — said she was “overwhelmed” and “humble” by the 30,000 pound ($46,000) prize.
The Orange Prize for Fiction, according to Wikipedia, "is one of the United Kingdom's most prestigious literary prizes, annually awarded to a female author of any nationality for the best original full-length novel written in English, and published in the United Kingdom in the preceding year."

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