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The Orange Prize for Fiction, awarded annually to the best English-language novel from a female human author, will henceforth be known as the "Prize for Fiction" as Orange is taking its money elsewhere. Orange will pay for this year's jamboree, which comes to a head next week, but after that the organisers will have to find …

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Is it just me or....

...does 'Everything Everywhere' just sound like the most desperate name ever dreamt up? It just screams "We'll do anything, just give us money!".

As for not sponsoring the award, big deal it's sexist anyway.

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It would be a good strapline

for an escort agency

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No need to apologise - that's a great subtitle!

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"Five Quarters Of The Orange" by Joanne Harris

As for the icon, beer is kind of orange... or have I already had one too many?

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Re: "Five Quarters Of The Orange" by Joanne Harris

A good read too.

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Irritating telco ceases to sponsor irritating chick-lit prize.

No film at 11 - cameraman went to sleep from the excitement.

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It's not chick-lit...

...as you'd know if you'd actually read any of the books short-listed for the prize.

And this sort of knee-jerk attitude is why we NEED a decent prize for literature written by women.

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Load of bollox anyway

About time we dropped such discriminatory competitions.

It's writing for christ's sake, not the 110 metre hurdles.

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> About time we dropped such discriminatory competitions.

I think you are confusing recognition of excellence with an opportunity for marketing.

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Re: Load of bollox anyway

It's just a libtard self back patting excersise.

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Re: Load of bollox anyway

"It's writing for christ's sake, not the 110 metre hurdles".

Quite right ... and its about time women hurdlers were made to run the same distance as men - can't they manage an extra 10m - also they need to be made to jump a bit higher on the way as well.

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Probably because...

This year's prize for fiction was awarded to Orange's Unlimited Mobile Internet*

(* Capped at 750MB)

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The Colour Purple

Oh damn! That isn't right is it?

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That's more a sort of Vodafone colour?

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Orange now a darker shade of grey?

Woman's Literature?

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"awarded annually to the best English-language novel from a female human author"

As opposed to being awarded to a novel from a female bovine author?

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"As opposed to being awarded to a novel from a female bovine author?"

I'd pay to read that!

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Another Oranges reference could be -

DR and Quinch's masterpiece Mind the Oranges Marlon!

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