Orange Award for New Writers 2010: The shortlist

This morning, the shortlist for this year’s Orange Award for New Writers was announced; and, since it includes one of my favourite books from last year, I thought I’d blog the nominees. The full list is:

Jane Borodale, The Book of Fires

Irene Sabatini, The Boy Next Door

Evie Wyld, After the Fire, a Still Small Voice

I loved Evie Wyld’s book, so I’m very pleased to see it shortlisted — and I’ll be interested to discover how the other two titles compare. Congratulations to all three nominees!


  1. I think we are all pleased to see Evie Wyld’s book on the list – there were a lot of people wondering why it wasn’t on the actual Orange list.

    I haven’t heard much about the other two books – I look forward to reading them at some point.

  2. I was pleased to see Evie’s book on the list, too. I really enjoyed it when I read it.

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