Enright nominated for Orange Prize17/04/2012 - 11:13:14
Man Booker Prize winning author Anne Enright has been nominated for another of the world’s most prestigious literary awards.
The Dublin-born writer is on a shortlist of six for the Orange Prize for Fiction for her fifth novel, 'The Forgotten Waltz'.
Enright won the Man Booker in 2007 for her work 'The Gathering' and has been nominated three times for the Orange award.
The judging panel includes writer and chairwoman Joanna Trollope, journalist and broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire, broadcaster Natasha Kaplinsky, writer and broadcaster Natalie Haynes and novelist and broadcaster Lisa Appignanesi.
Other books on the shortlist include 'Half Blood Blues' by Esi Edugyan, 'Painter of Silence' by Georgina Harding, 'The Song of Achilles' by Madeline Miller, 'Foreign Bodies' by Cynthia Ozick and 'State of Wonder' by Ann Patchett.
The £30,000 (€36,000) Orange Prize was set up in 1996 to celebrate and promote fiction by women and is awarded for the best novel of the year written by a woman.
The award ceremony will take place in London, on May 30.
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