Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Zadie for Orange

This year's Orange prize has been won by Zadie Smith for her novel On Beauty which also made the 2005 Booker shortlist.

I've now read 3 of the shortlisted novels (most recently Sarah Walters The Night Watch, which is still sitting in my head and I will tell you about anon), but Zadie is still on my to-be-read shelf, an enjoyable experience anticipated. (After a couple of have-to-reads.)

Picture (nicked from the Guardian) shows Zadie standing in front of a portrait of E.M. Forster: her novel is a contemporary reworking of Howard's End.


Anonymous said...

Do you happen to know who the editor is for Silverfish New Writing 6? The editor's identity is not posted on the Silverfish Web site. Is it a closely guarded secret? And, how do we know if we've been rejected already? (I would have posted this comment on your previous posting "Rejection", but there's no "Comment" link to click on for some reason. Sorry!)

bibliobibuli said...

i have no idea who the editor is - i'll try to find out - raman does generally get someone with good credentials which is what makes the collection worth writing for - you should have heard something one way or the other by now because everyone else i know who sent something in has - give them a call

i switched off comments on the last post so ron would get comments on the very funny film on his blog

Anonymous said...

Thank you for replying! No, I haven't heard back from Silverfish either way. I was guessing that the editor doesn't mail out rejection notes; that if you're rejected, you just don't hear back in the affirmative.

I watched the video on Ron's blog, but somehow I wasn't comforted....

Please do blog as to who the editor is, if you find out. Thanks!

bibliobibuli said...

first lesson about being rejected - laugh and throw a party with all the other rejectees ... your day in the sun will surely come, just don't lose faith

but i'll see what i can find out

i do know howevwer that those who got their work in have been told