The Orange Prize for Fiction is now known as the Women's Prize for Fiction. 2012 was the end of Orange's sponsorship of the annual women's fiction prize, which carries a £30,000 prize (about $38,000 U.S.). Orange is a French telecommunications brand.
The Guardian reports
that prize was saved by high-profile donors including Charie Blair, Martha Lane Fox and novelist Joanna Trollope.
Novelist and playwright Kate Mosse, co-founder and chair of the Women's Prize for Fiction, told the Guardian
, "We were blown away by the generosity of people we approached to see us through this first year."
Information about the prize can currently be found at orangeprize.co.uk
. This URL is likely to change in the future as Orange is no longer backing the prize.