Saturday, January 22, 2011

Orange partners with Vintage Classics to create “Orange Inheritance”

Orange today announced an exciting new project “Orange Inheritance”, in partnership with Vintage Classics. Celebrating the 16th anniversary of the Orange Prize for Fiction, six of the Prize winners selected the books they would like to pass onto the next generation.

The series will be published on 7 April 2011 and titles will be announced shortly to the public through a major campaign.

Beautifully designed in the distinctive Vintage Classics style, these books and eBooks will include introductions from the Orange Prize for Fiction winners who are:

Helen Dunmore,1996 OPF winner for A Spell of Winter

Linda Grant, 2000 OPF winner for When I Live in Modern Times

Anne Michaels, 1997 OPF winner for Fugitive Pieces

Ann Patchett, 2002 OPF winner for Bel Canto

Lionel Shriver, 2005 OPF winner for We Need to Talk About Kevin

Rose Tremain, 2008 OPF winner for The Road Home

Kate Mosse, Co-Founder & Honorary Director of the Orange Prize for Fiction, commented: “This wonderful collection reminds us of two things. First, of how classics become classics - the books we fall in love with when we are young, the books we inherit or come to be recommended by friends and family, those novels that influence us. Also of the relationship between leading contemporary writers and the authors in whose footsteps they tread.”

Laura Hassan, Editorial Director of Vintage Classics, commented: “Vintage Classics is thrilled to be working with the Orange Prize for Fiction. The Orange Prize celebrates excellence in contemporary writing and I’m delighted that we can join forces to extend that honour to classic books.

“It has been fascinating to hear from the winners of the Orange Prize for Fiction which books they would pass onto the next generation and why. Their choices are as varied, surprising and controversial as you’d expect from such a stellar group of writers. It’s great to think that come April these cherished classic novels will be unmissable”.

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