Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Robinson wins Orange Prize

At last a prize jury gets it right. Marilynne Robinson’s Home has captured the 2009 Orange Prize.

Next on the awards calendar is the Miles Franklin prize, which will be announced two weeks from tomorrow.

Meanwhile, the shortlists for the Australian Book Industry Awards have come to light. The awards will be handed out on June 23.

Tim Winton’s Breath has to be a favorite on both dates.