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  Women of the Year - Andrea Levy 28 December 2004  
Orange Award winner, Andrea Levy
on winning the Orange Prize

This year Andrea Levy seems to be on an unstoppable ascent, winning the Orange Prize and now on the shortlist for the Whitbread for her novel Small Island.

The book is based on the experience of Andrea’s parents and others like them who came to Britain after the Second World War, only to find the Motherland they fought for is far from welcoming.

The book triumphed over tough competition to win the Orange Prize, beating novels by literary heavyweights such as Margaret Atwood and Rose Tremain.

Small Island
By Andrea Levy
Published by Headline
ISBN 0755307496

Andrea Levy

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