Oranges for Zadie SMITH and Naomi ALDERMAN
HEARTIEST CONGRATULATIONS to Zadie Smith for winning the 2006 Orange Prize for Fiction for her third novel, On Beauty (Hamish Hamilton, 2005) which was also shortlisted for the 2005 Booker Prize for Fiction, while Naomi Alderman won the 2006 Orange Award for New Writers for her novel, Disobedience (Penguin Viking, 2006). The Orange Prize for Fiction was set up in 1996 to celebrate and promote fiction written in English by women from all over the world, and has become one of the major events in the global literary calendar. A double win for Penguin.
SMITH Zadie [1975-] Novelist. Born Sadie Smith in Hampstead, London, England. Novels On Beauty (2005: winner of the 2006 Orange Prize for Fiction and a 2006 Somerset Maugham Award for Fiction; shortlisted for the 2005 Booker Prize for Fiction); The Autograph Man (2002: winner of the 2003 Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Literary Award for Fiction; shortlisted for the 2003 Orange Prize for Fiction); White Teeth (1999: winner of the 2000 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, Betty Trask Prize 2001, Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book, Guardian First Book Prize, and the 2000 Whitbread First Novel Award; shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction) Nonfiction Fail Better (2006)
ALDERMAN Naomi [1974-] Novelist. Born in London, England. Novel Disobedience (2006: winner of the 2006 Orange Prize for New Writers)