About This Award:
The Orange Broadband Award for New Writers is open to all first works of fiction written by women of any age or nationality and published in the UK between 1 April of the year before the prize is awarded and 31 March of the year in which the prize is awarded. Emphasis is on potential and emerging talent.
Short story collections and novellas are also eligible.
**As of 2011, this prize is no longer awarded
Books I have read are highlighted in blue; follow links to reviews.
The Book of Fires, by Jane Borodale
The Boy Next Door, by Irene Sabatini
After the Fire, A Still Small Voice, by Evie Wyld
An Equal Stillness, by Francesca Kay – WINNER
Miles From Nowhere, by Nami Mun
The Personal History of Rachel DuPree, by Ann Weisgarber – Read my review
Inglorious, by Joanna Kavenna – WINNER
The Monsters of Templeton, by Lauren Groff – Read my review
The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam, by Lauren Liebenberg
The Lizard Cage, by Karen Connelly – WINNER – Read my review
Poppy Shakespeare, by Clare Allan
Bitter Sweets, by Roopa Farooki
Disobedience, by Naomi Alderman – WINNER
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, by Yiyun Li
The Dream Life of Sukhanov, by Olga Grushin
26a, by Diana Evans – WINNER
Lucky Girls, by Nell Freudenberger
How I Live Now, by Meg Rosoff