The results are in for the Orange Prize Survey! Thank you to the 47 participants who cast their votes about this year’s Orange Prize (and their top Orange book of all time). Respondents came from all around the world – Australia, Canada, Dominican Republic, United Kingdom and the United States. Here’s what they had to say:
Have you heard of the Orange Prize for Fiction?
Yes – 94%
No – 6%
Which 2010 Orange Prize long-listed book do you think should make the short list?
Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall – 62%
Kathryn Stockett, The Help – 43%
Sarah Waters, The Little Stranger – 38%
Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna – 32%
Eleanor Catton, The Rehearsal – 32%
Which 2010 Orange Prize long-listed book do you think will win?
Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall – 38%
Kathryn Stockett, The Help – 17%
Sarah Waters, The Little Stranger – 15%
Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna – 6%
What is your favorite Orange Prize Winner?
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun – 19%
Lionel Shriver, We Need To Talk About Kevin – 17%
Rose Tremain, The Road Home – 17%
Andrea Levy, Small Island – 13%
Ann Patchett, Bel Canto – 9%
It looks like many of you are expecting a big-prize sweep by Hilary Mantel! Time will tell, waiting until April 20 for the short list announcement, followed by the winner’s announcement on June 9.
For more information about the Orange Prize for Fiction, visit their Web site at http://www.orangeprize.co.uk/home or follow them on Twitter at @orangeprize.