Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Teenagers turn to Fugitive Pieces for honour...

A panel of teenagers yesterday, judged Anne Michaels' novel 'Fugitive Piece', to be the best Orange Prize winner to date. Michaels, who won the award in 1997, beat off fellow to candidates Andrea Levy and Zadie Smith to land the special honour, which has been set up to mark the 15th anniversary of the Orange Prize and engage young people with literature. A 'heartened' Michaels said that her novel 'is a discussion of history, a serious enquiry into events and their consequences, what love makes us capable of, and incapable of', adding that she 'could not wish for a more meaningful honour'.

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