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Buy the lady a drink: Baileys to sponsor women's fiction prize
Buy the lady a drink: Baileys to sponsor women's fiction prize

This post has been corrected, as indicated below. Baileys liquor has been announced as the new sponsor of the British-based women's fiction prize, formerly the Orange Prize. This year's winner will receive an award of close to $46,000 in a ceremony taking place Wednesday night in London. Booze is not replacing fruit as a sponsor; Orange is a telecom company in the U.K. The prize was founded in 1996 as the Orange Prize. After the company announced its withdrawal as a sponsor, this year's prize has been funded by an anonymous group of donors. Baileys has signed on as a funder for three years. Of the six books shortlisted for the award, three are by writers from...

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