MaudNewton.com guestblogger Carrie A.A. Frye (CAAF) discusses lots of intriguing topics today, like poets who are also explorers and their adventures She also posts the shortlist for the UK's Orange Prize for Fiction. There are some writers to take note of here if, like us, you're compiling your own shortlist, for summer reading that doesn't include boy meets girl.

via Carrie:

The shortlist:
Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake (Bloomsbury)
Shirley Hazzard, The Great Fire (Virago)
Andrea Levy, Small Island (Review)
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Purple Hibiscus (Fourth Estate)
Gillian Slovo, Ice Road (Little, Brown)
Rose Tremain, The Colour (Chatto and Windus)

She posts commentary, naturally, and provides a link to an interview with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Do check it out here (you'll have to scroll down).



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