Sunday, April 22, 2007

Orange Prize for Fiction Shortlist

The 2007 Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction shortlist has been announced. Here's the list:

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

The winner will be announced on June 06, 2007. To read more, click here.

I highly recommend 'The Observations' by Jane Harris. A hard book to put down. 'The Inheritance of Loss' and 'Digging to America' didn't hold my interest all the way through. I don't think I can put off reading 'Half of a Yellow Sun' anymore.. I gotta read it now!!


8 comments:

Radha said...

I've picked up 'Half of a Yellow Sun'; but we are in the middle of moving houses; so haven't started it yet.
Besides, I just watched 'The Last King of Scotland' and read a book of short stories from Africa...so I've had a bit too much of Africa lately :)
If you read it before me, pls do post a review.

Radha said...

Hey, hows the Madhur Jaffrey book coming along?

Happy Reader said...

@radha - How was 'The Last King of Scotland'? I haven't seen it yet. I'm loving the Madhur Jaffrey book so far and I'll post my review soon. Thanks for stopping by :)

Radha said...

I quite liked the movie..its a terrific character sketch of idi amin...how a dictator would have been as a husband or a friend or a boss...quite fascinating really.
Look fwd to ur next review! :)

Lotus Reads said...

I love the Orange Broadband Prize because they always seem to list books I have read and loved..this list is no exception. I would highly recommened "Half of a Yellow Sun" and "The Inheritance of Loss". I am curious about the Xiaolu Guo book....have you heard much about it Chitts?

Lotus Reads said...

p.s. I am with Radha, I have seen "The Last King of Scotland" and it's a great movie..makes you want to delve into that period of history to find out what really drove Idi Amin and what become of all those Asians he drove out of Uganda.

Happy Reader said...

@radha - I just put a library copy of 'Last King of Scotland' on hold for me. I can't wait to watch it. Thanks for letting me know about this movie.
@lotus - I too was wondering about the Xiaolu Guo book. I wasn't able to obtain a copy from the local library. I'm going to try Borders or Barnes&Noble next.

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