The Orange Prize 2009

June 5, 2009 | No Comments

Marilynne Robinson has been awarded the Orange Prize for fiction for Home, her follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead. The Sunday Times have named Robinson the world’s best living writer of prose, a stretch I think, but an homage to her unwavering focus on the work itself, and her disregard of literary fashion. She has written three novels in twenty-eight years (what a nice steady pace…), with quiet plots and a strong religious and philosophical intent.  My review of Home can be found in the blog archives for Wednesday 14th January. (Photo credit: Ulf Andersen/Getty)