15/03/2011

Louise Doughty longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction

UEA Creative Writing alumna Louise Doughty has been nominated for this year’s Orange Prize for Fiction for her novel, ‘Whatever You Love’. Louise completed the MA in Creative Writing at UEA in 1987 and published her first novel, ‘Crazy Paving’, in 1995. ‘Whatever You Love’ is her sixth novel and was shortlisted last year for the Costa Novel Award. Also on the longlist for the Orange Prize is Wendy Law-Yone, whose third novel. ‘The Road to Wanting’, was published by Chatto & Windus last year. Wendy was the David TK Wong Writing Fellow at UEA in 2002 and has previously published 'The Coffin Tree' (1983) and 'Irrawaddy Tango' (1993). The Orange Prize was established in 1996 and is awarded for the best novel of the year written by a woman in the English language. The shortlist will be announced on April 12 and the winner of the £30,000 prize unveiled on June 8.

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