The Orange Prize
A necessary prize to redress the uneven gender balance in Literature, or sexist fixture on the literary landscape, the Orange Prize for Fiction, a female only competition has selected six of the best books for its annual shortlist. From hostages to hermaphrodites, Orange judge and this year’s chair, Bettany Hughes, talks us through the selection.The Orange Prize Shortlist
The Book Club
Is there sexism in the British publishing industry? Are men prejudiced towards books written by women? And is the Orange Prize still necessary in today's world?
The Review Show brought together four of the UK's leading female authors - Ruth Rendell, Fay Weldon, Joanne Harris and Lesley Pearse - to discuss the issues facing women writers today.
Kirsty Wark Interviews Lionel Shriver
Prolific journalist and winner of the Orange Prize for her much lauded novel We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lionel Shriver chats to Kirsty Wark about film adaptations, changing her name and disappointments on the red carpet.
The Posthumous Publication of Beryl Bainbridge and Daphne du Maurier
Written at opposite ends of their careers, The Doll by Daphne du Maurier and The Girl in the Polkadot Dress by Beryl Bainbridge were both published after the authors' respective deaths. Written at opposite ends of their careers, do the posthumous publications cast these writers in a new light?
- Kirsty Wark
- Germaine Greer
- John Mullan
- Lionel Shriver