Which of the 10 Orange Prize for Fiction prize-winners is your favourite?
In celebration of 10 years of the Orange Prize for Fiction, we’re working in association with BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour to find out which Orange Prize-winner you think is the Best of the Best.
If you’d like to read or re-read the ten winning novels over the summer, we’ve listed them below.
Orange Prize winners
1996 Helen Dunmore – A Spell of Winter
1997 Anne Michaels – Fugitive Pieces
1998 Carol Shields – Larry’s Party
1999 Suzanne Berne – A Crime in the Neighbourhood
2000 Linda Grant – When I lived in Modern Times
2001 Kate Grenville – The Idea of Perfection
2002 Ann Patchett – Bel Canto
2003 Valerie Martin – Property
2004 Andrea Levy – Small Island
2005 Lionel Shriver – We Need to Talk About Kevin
Best of the Best on Woman’s Hour
Each weekday morning from Monday 12 September to Friday 23 September, BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour will feature one of the Orange Prize chairs of judges – Kate Mosse (1996) Professor Lisa Jardine (1997) Sheena Macdonald (1998) Lola Young (1999) Polly Toynbee (2000) Rosie Boycott (2001) Sue MacGregor (2002) Ahdaf Souief (2003) Sandi Toksvig (2004) and Jenni Murray (2005) – discussing the book that won the year they chaired the judging panel and talking about other fiction submitted that year.
The chairs of judges will also meet together and pick their Best of the Best. Their choice will be announced on the evening of Monday 3 October.
From Friday 23 September vote for your overall favourite out of the ten winning novels on the Woman’s Hour website, or via text or phoneline, details to be announced.
The results of this poll will be announced on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour on Monday 3 October 2005.
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