Literary Prizes

Two of the UK’s top literary prizes made announcements this week.

The Arthur C Clarke Award announced its 6 book shortlist and the Orange Prize its 20 book longlist.  Some of you might be interested in reading these books before the prizes are announced, so I went looking in Lancaster.

Waterstone’s in the Market Place have 3 of the 6 Clarke books, whilst King Street has a 4th but not two that Market Place has.  So not a bad result really, I was disappointed not to find a copy of one book, but not surprised at the absence of the most obscure title on the list.

As for the Orange Prize, Market Place has just 5 out of 20, the same as King Street.   A poor showing really.

So if you want to read Ian R MacLeod, Bernadine Evaristo or others, you’re out of luck.  You could go in and order them, but should you have to?


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