You heard it here first…

So, who do you fancy for this year’s Orange Prize?

For the last two years, Buckinghamshire reading groups have successfully predicted the winner. Last night it was the turn of Princes Risborough Library to host the discussion and at the end of the deliberations, the book with the most votes was…

THE OUTCAST by debut novelist Sadie Jones.

We’ll find out whether they’ve got it right again on 4th June. In the meantime, I’m grateful to the library staff and readers for a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

POSTSCRIPT…

OK, even Buckinghamshire reading groups don’t get it right all the time! Congratulations to

ROSE TREMAIN, who won with THE ROAD HOME, and to

JOANNA KAVENNA who won the Award for New Writers with INGLORIOUS.

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