The 2007 Orange Broadband Prize goes to .... (drumroll, please, while I open the envelope) Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (left, at the Guardian Hay festival).
And the Orange Broadband Award for First Writers goes to ... (another drumroll) Karen Connelly for The Lizard Cage.
Am longing to read both ... the first I have, and it's shouting at me from my TBR shelf. The other I haven't seen in the bookshops here yet.
Do check out the author websites. Chimamanda has set up a site especially for the book which includes a board for readers to post their memories of the Biafran war. Karen Connelly's includes her journal.