The Orange Prize for Fiction was first established in 1996. This is a unique prize as it was awarded to and judged exclusively by women. You can find out more about this award and its past winners here.
And now for the winner…*drumrolls*
She picked up the 2009 Orange Prize for Fiction for her work ‘Home’. What is ‘Home’ about? As extracted from the book cover: ’Glory Boughton, age thirty eight, has returned to Gilead to care for her dying father. Soon her brother Jack – the prodigal son of the family, gone twenty years- comes home, too, looking for refuge and trying to make peace with a past littered with trouble and pain. Jack is one of the great characters in recent literature. A bad boy from childhood, an alcoholic who cannot a job, he is perpetually at odds with his surroundings and with his traditionalist father, though he remains Boughton’s most beloved child…’
’Home’ is available at our public libraries for borrowing. Please check our online catalogue for availability and locations.
Answered by Yen Yen Toh, Librarian, Adult and Young People’s Services
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