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Marilynne Robinson Wins £30,000 Prize

image6384.jpgMarilynne Robinson (pictured) has won the £30,000 Orange Prize for Fiction for her third novel, “Home.” The Orange Prize is an annual award for “the woman who, in the opinion of the judges, has written the best, eligible full-length novel in English.”

In addition, Francesca Kay won the Orange Award for New Writers 2009 for “An Equal Stillness” and Helen Barton won the 2009 Orange/Harper’s Bazaar Short Story Competition.

Here’s more from Fi Glover, who chaired the judging committee: “["Home" is] a kind, wise, enriching novel, exquisitely crafted. We were unanimously agreed–it is a profound work of art.”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.