Women's Prize for New Writers

Launched in 2005 to mark the 10th anniversary of the Orange Prize and supported by the Arts Council who funded a bursary of £10,000 for the winner, the Orange Award for New Writers ran for 6 years until 2010.

 

2010 selection

The Boy Next Door: A Novel

Women's Prize for New Writers 2010

by Irene Sabatini

In Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, there is a tragedy in the house next door to Lindiwe Bishop--her neighbor has been burned alive. The victim's stepson, Ian McKenzie, is the prime suspect but is soon released. Lindiwe...


2007 selection

The Lizard Cage

Women's Prize for New Writers 2007

by Karen Connelly

Beautifully written and taking us into an exotic land, Karen Connelly’s debut novel The Lizard Cage is a celebration of the resilience of the human spirit.

Teza once electrified the people of Burma with his...


2006 selection

Disobedience

Women's Prize for New Writers 2006

by Naomi Alderman

For Ronit Krushka, thirty-two and single, who lives on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Orthodox Judaism is a suffocating culture she fled long ago. When she learns that her estranged father, the pre-eminent rabbi...


2005 selection

26a

Women's Prize for New Writers 2005

by Diana Evans

A hauntingly beautiful, wickedly funny, and devastatingly moving novel of innocence and dreams that announces the arrival of a major new talent to the literary scene

In the attic room at 26 Waifer Avenue, identical...