Yesterday evening, Marilynne Robinson was announced the winner of the Orange Prize for her novel Home. Robinson is no stranger to the world of literary accolades, already having a Pulitzer as well as a PEN/Hemingway award under her belt. This latest win raises her grand total of prestigious awards to three - one for every novel she has written. Not too shabby.
As I blogged yesterday, I was lucky enough to hear her (along with fellow shortlisters Ellen Feldman, Samantha Harvey, Kamila Shamsie, Samantha Hunt and Deirde Madden) read from their nominated books at the Southbank Centre a couple of days ago. If, however, you didn't happen to have the time, the money or, erm, the inclination to attend - fret not! You can now experience the exquisite joy of a Marilynne Robinson reading courtesy of this charmingly shaky video we dug up on YouTube, just for you. Enjoy!
P.S. If you think you know a thing or two about the Orange Prize and its past winners, you can test yourself in Bookarmy's Orange Prize quiz here.
Posted by Eilidh