Orange Prize Giveaway #15: Beyond Black

Beyond Black by Hilary MantelGIVEAWAY CLOSED

Up for grabs: Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel

Orange Connection: Short List, 2006

Your activity: If you had to make a list of top five authors (male or female, alive or dead), who would make your list? Let’s see your list in the comments below!

Reminders: Orange July giveaways are open to all Orange July participants (you must be signed up through this Mr. Linky page), is open to anyone around the world, and you can win more than one giveaway. You’re welcome to participate in any giveaway activities without being entered into the drawing; just let me know in your comments. Giveaway closes at 9pm Eastern. Have fun!


15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Ramblings of a Demented Mind
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 18:50:42

    Jane Austen, Harper Lee, Daphne du Maurier, Ian McEwan, and Ann Patchett.


  2. Ally@ Snow Feathers
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 19:06:05

    This is the easiest question 🙂
    1. Jeanette Winterson 2. Paulo Coelho 3. Anais Nin 4. Haruki Murakami 5. F.S. Fitzgerald (although there is always a fight for the 5th spot, depending on my recent readings :))


  3. Ifi Williams
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 20:31:18

    Sándor Márai
    Isabel Allende
    Haruki Murakami
    William Boyd and
    Ngozi Adichie Chimamanda


  4. Jenny Colvin (@readingenvy)
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 21:06:00

    Hi5 to Ally!

    1. Jeannette Winterson
    2. Margaret Atwood
    3. Catherynne Valente
    4. David Mitchell
    5. Madeline L’Engle


  5. BonnieWrites
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 23:18:59

    Zora Neal Hurston, Chinua Achebe, Henry David Thoreau, Sue Monk Kidd, John Steinbeck, and a sixth — can’t leave out Hemingway.


  6. Helen
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 23:41:19

    Jeanette Winterson
    Haruki Murakami
    Cormac McCarthy
    Ngozi Adichie Chimamanda
    Alice Munro


  7. Julia C
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 23:47:28

    So hard, but here are mine!

    Haruki Murakami
    Daphne Du Maurier
    William Shakespeare
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    Jane Austen


  8. Valli
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 00:09:32

    George Eliot, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Agatha Christie and Ruth Rendell


  9. Patricia
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 01:22:57

    That’s a tough one. Today I’ll say Zadie Smith, Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, JD Salinger and Dickens. (Tomorrow I’ll deny it all and name a completely different crowd.)


  10. Peggy
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 05:26:32

    This is really hard. Today, I’m saying Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, William Faulkner, Margaret Atwood, Barbara Kingsolver, and Rose Tremain.
    Please don’t include me in the *Beyond Black* drawing, Jill.


  11. Phoebe
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 05:55:35

    My top five are: Chuck Palahniuk, John Irving, Mary Doria Russell, TC Boyle, and Fyodor Dostoevsky.


  12. Judy
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 08:16:17

    Difficult. As Patricia says above, today it is this list, next week it could be another list! But my fave five for today are: Margaret Atwood, Ian McEwan, Isabel Allende, Stephen King and perhaps Doris Lessing.


  13. neer
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 08:57:51

    Paul Scott
    T.S. Eliot
    Agatha Christie
    Erich Maria Remarque
    Babu Devki Nandan Khatri



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