Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

The juicy fruit in this case being the sponsorship of a prestigious book competition!  Earlier this week it was announced that mobile phone company, Orange would not be renewing its sponsorship of the the Orange Prize for Fiction. 

Open exclusively to women, Orange has been the sponsor of the book award since its inception seventeen years ago.  Entrants must be female and published in the UK but they can be of any nationality.  Some women writers argue that an award exclusively for women is needed in a male dominated book world but this argument seems increasingly defunct as surely a writer’s imagination and skill is the only limitation? Perhaps this was needed seventeen years ago but times have changed.

Orange have decided to concentrate on film sponsorship so if any of you have an undisclosed but large amount of money to blow then give Kate Mosse (one of the organisers) a call!


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