Keele graduate long-listed for Orange Prize for Fiction

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Cover of Carol Birch's novel Jamrach's Menagerie

Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch

Posted on 05 April 2011

Keele graduate Carol Birch (1972 American Studies/English) has been long-listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction with her 11th novel Jamrach's Menagerie.

Published by Canongate, Jamrach's Menagerie tells the story of a boy called Jaffy, from his grim Victorian childhood to his unusual friendship with eccentric menagerie owner Mr Jamrach and his life on the ocean waves.

Carol has previously won the 1988 David Higham Award for the Best First Novel of the Year, with Life In The Palace, and in 1991 she won the prestigious Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize with The Fog Line.

The Orange Prize for Fiction reaches its sixteenth anniversary this year and celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women's writing throughout the world.