Irene Sabatini won the Orange Award for New Writers 2010, for her book “The Boy Next Door.”
Irene Sabatini grew up in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. She studied psychology at the University of Zimbabwe and then took a Masters at the Institute of Education in London. She has lived and worked in several countries: teaching in Colombia, conducting research work in Barbadian schools and writing environmental science books for Zimbabwean primary schools. She lives in Geneva with her husband and two sons. Read more
Orange Award for New writers judge Bernardine Evaristo talks about Irene Sabatini’s The Boy Next Door.
NOW OPEN: For Orange Prize 2011, works of fiction written in English by a woman of any age or nationality and published as a book in the UK are eligible.
Deadline: 15 October 2010
The Orange Prize for Fiction
The Orange Prize for Fiction celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world. The winner receives a cheque for £30,000 and a limited edition bronze known as a ‘Bessie’, created and donated by the artist Grizel Niven. Both are anonymously endowed.
The Orange Award for New Writers
Launched in 2005 as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations for the Orange Prize for Fiction, the emphasis of the Orange Award for New Writers is on emerging talent and the evidence of future potential.
All first works of fiction – including novels, short story collections and novellas, written in English by a woman of any age or nationality and published as a book in the UK – are eligible. First time authors can be entered for both the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Orange Award for New Writers in any one year.
Deadline for lists of books to be entered: 15 October 2010
Books published between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2011 are eligible. Firstly please submit a list of the three books you intend to enter, plus any titles by previous shortlisted or winning authors, by 15 October 2010.
Closing date for entries
The final closing date for entries is 29 November 2010.
If you have any queries regarding entry or eligibility, please contact
020 8516 2960
Orange Award for New Writers
The Orange Award for New Writers was launched in partnership with the Arts Council in 2005 to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Orange Prize for Fiction. Since 2005 a bursary of £10,000 has been awarded to six authors to assist them in the development of their careers. Orange and the Arts Council are immensely proud of the achievements of the award and the success of the winning writers.
Orange has now announced new plans for the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction which will focus on promoting the books across a wider range of digital platforms. As part of these plans, Orange confirmed it will be able to support a greater number of first time writers in a year long campaign, which will replace the current Orange Award for New Writers.
Source: Writers Afrika