Orange Prize Goes To The Lacuna

Barbara Kingsolver was awarded the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction for her latest novel, The Lacuna.  An epic story of a young man’s journey between two cultures, Lacuna features the historical characters Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Leon Trotsky.  The five person panel of judges chose the novel because “it is a book of breathtaking scale and shattering moments of poignancy.”

The British award, which is given annually for the best novel written by a woman in English, comes with a £30,000 cash prize.

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