Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Andrea Levy Wins Whitbread Prize
For the first time, a British writer has won two prestigious awards for the same novel. Andrea Levy's Small Island won the Orange Prize for fiction, worth £ 30,000, and last night won the Whitbred Prize, worth another £ 30,000. Small Island tells the story of two couples building lives in postwar England: one, Jamaican immigrants (like Levy's parents) one native English.

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