Women just don't need the Orange prize

Sebastian Shakespeare
May 2012
Evening Standard;5/25/2012, p15
� T MAY be heretical to say so but I welcome the news that the Orange Prize has lost its sponsor after 17 years. When it was founded in 1996 the first literary award that excluded men was rightly attacked as patronising and positive discrimination gone wrong. Simon Jenkins called it sexist, the late Auberon Waugh nicknamed it the Lemon Prize and AS Byatt said that it "ghettoised" women.


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