Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Good News for Women Writers!

Kiran Desai just won the Booker Prize!

After my last post about "best novels" I found this news heartening. And, of the six nominees, three were women. Is it that the UK is more forward thinking than the ole U S of A, or what? Anyway, the name of her book is The Inheritance of Loss, which sounds good.

Other good news for women is the Gift of Freedom Award. $50,000, sisters! This year the award is for a fiction writer. Let's get out there and apply.

Maybe it's the cold medicine (let's hear it for DayQuil), but I'm feeling more optimistic.

2 comments:

Heather said...

I'm totally applying for the Gift of Freedom Award. Though the competition is going to be insane.

Nik said...

Oh Good, now I have something to read for when I have some of that thing they call time.
Heather. Yes. Apply. Why wait for sane competition?
Oh, btw, finally my word verification is something I can not only decipher but pronounce. Jiffy. OK. Actually, it's jfffy. One more try.