Monday, 6 June 2011
'Room' is bookies' choice for Orange Prize
Man Booker-nominated Room (Picador) is the hot favourite to win the Orange Prize for Fiction, according to odds just released by bookmakers William Hill.
Author Emma Donoghue is 2/1 to win the prize, with Aminatta Forna's second novel, The Memory of Love (Bloomsbury) sitting at 3/1.
Both Emma Henderson, author of Grace Williams Says it Loud (Sceptre) and Nicole Krauss, for Great House (Viking) are 5/1 to clinch the prize.
Téa Obrecht's The Tiger's Wife (Phoenix) and Kathleen Winter's Annabel (Jonathan Cape) are the outsiders at 6/1.