2005 ORANGE PRIZE for FICTION
2005 ORANGE AWARD for NEW WRITERS
HEARTIEST congratulations to Lionel Shriver for clinching the 2005 Orange Prize for Fiction for her seventh novel, We Need to Talk About Kevin (2003). A deserving win, Shriver has enjoyed critical but not commercial acclaim for almost two decades.
Congratulations also to Diana Evans for winning the 2005 Orange Award for New Writers for her début novel, 26a (2005).
SHRIVER Lionel [1957-] Novelist. Born Margaret Ann Shriver in Gastonia, North Carolina, U.S. NOVELS We Need to Talk About Kevin (2003: winner of the 2005 Orange Prize for Fiction); Double Fault (1997); A Perfectly Good Family (1996); Game Control (1994); The Bleeding Heart (published as Ordinary Decent Criminals in the U.K. in 1992) (1990); Checker and the Derailleurs (1988); The Female of the Species (1987)
EVANS Diana [1972-] Novelist. Born in London, England. NOVEL 26a (2005: winner of the 2005 Orange Award for New Writers; shortlisted for the 2005 Whitbread Award for First Fiction)