Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Nicole Krauss, Zadie Smith, Hilary Mantel, Sarah Waters, Ali Smith and Carrie Tiffany have made the shortlist for the Orange Prize for Fiction. Great group, tough competition, but I'm pulling for Krauss. Though I should probably read Waters, Mantel and Tiffany to make a better judgement.

3 comments:

Ella said...

Mike, what is the quote in your banner? I just noticed it today and I really like it.

M. Barresi said...

Hi Ella, I couldn't fit any more letters in the allotted space in the quote...it's from the first page of Moby Dick. I know I should cite the quote, but I didn't want to cut the passage. I like it just as it is. The "knocking people's hats off" is one of my favorite literary lines for some reason. (And Moby Dick, to me, is the greatest American novel.)

piksea said...

I've read three of the six and I'd pull for Krauss, too.