Orange Prize for Fiction Awards Ceremony at Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre: 8 June 2011
London, 9.30am, 12 April 2011: The Orange Prize for Fiction, the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman, today announces the 2011 shortlist. Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary this year, the Prize celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world.
Emma Donoghue (Irish) - Room; Picador; 7th Novel
Aminatta Forna (British/Sierra Leonean) - The Memory of Love; Bloomsbury; 2nd Novel
Emma Henderson (British) - Grace Williams Says it Loud; Sceptre; 1st Novel
Nicole Krauss (American) - Great House; Viking; 3rd Novel