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Orange Prize for Fiction Winner Announced Print Email

Jacket cover from Madeline Miller's American author Madeline Miller has won the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction with her debut novel The Song of Achilles, which will transport you to Greece during the age of heroes, where young princes Patroclus and Achilles go to the rescue of kidnapped Helen of Sparta. Built on the groundwork of the Iliad, this page-turning, profoundly moving, and blisteringly paced retelling of the epic Trojan War marks the launch of a dazzling career. 2012 marks the seventeenth year of the Orange Prize, which celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world.