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.

(, 02/06/2011)


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  2. I do think that 'Room' is the most accessible of the group to your so called 'average reader' and as a result more people are likely to place bets on it and this affect the odds.

    If I had money to wager I'd probably go for 'The Memory of Love' for its style and content, even though it is not my favourite.

    Wonder if I dare a flutter on my choice? Looks like the betting is closed so temptation happily removed.