Puget Sound English Department

March 17, 2010

The Orange Prize: Down in the Dumps?

Filed under: Creative Writing,Literature,Publishing — ATH @ 2:46 am
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While we’re trolling the website of The Guardian, we draw your attention to the lament of one of this year’s prestigious Orange Prize. Judge Daisy Goodwin characterizes the field as “grim” and lacking in humor, featuring lots of rapes and very little pleasure–for the characters or the reader. You can find the longer list here; the shortlist will be announced on April 20.

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