I hadn't even heard of the Orange Prize before LT, but I'm so drawn to contemporary women writers, so this seems like a natural for me. Here's what I've read to date of the winners and from the short lists:
- The Poisonwood Bible
- The Weight of Water
- Alias Grace
- Accordion Crimes
- The Hundred Secret Senses
- Digging to America (which I detested!)
- The Lizard Cage
- Half of a Yellow Sun
- The Inheritance of Loss
- A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers
- The Night Watch
- We Need to Talk About Kevin
- Old Filth
- Small Island
- The Blind Assassin (top of the heap)
- The Magician's Assistant
(Later, edit) Ok, I've decided to read all the winners (both categories), at least one from each short list and at least one from each long list. This is in addition to those I've already read. Whew. Glad that's settled.
We seem to have some date issues - the front page of this blog shows it's Tuesday April 1st. I hope that's wrong, 'cause if it's right, I'm supposed to be at work!! And it shows the date of my post as yesterday's date. Puzzling.
I'm looking forward to sharing progress and thoughts with you all!