No Boys Allowed: Let the Ladies Have Our Own Book Awards

The Orange Prize—formally known as the Women's Prize for Fiction—is a British fiction award presented each year to one outstanding female novelist. Winners are chosen by a panel of five women, and receive £30,000 and some sort of fancy statue. The idea is to draw attention to female authors, who are largely overlooked… » 6/07/12 5:30pm 6/07/12 5:30pm

The Sisters Grim?

"There's not been much wit and not much joy, there's a lot of grimness out there. There are a lot of books about Asian sisters." — Orange Prize judge Daisy Goodwin, on this year's novels by women. [Guardian] » 3/19/10 1:30pm 3/19/10 1:30pm