Kingston Uni acquires Orange Prize archive

<p>The archive of the Orange Prize has been acquired by Kingston University.</p><p>Material held at the university dates back 20 years to the first meeting that discussed founding a new prize for women&#39;s writing. It also includes information about the various projects funded by the prize.</p><p>The archive will be made public in the summer although some documents will remain confidential.<br />Alison Baverstock, senior lecturer in publishing at the university, said: &quot;At at time when so many resources can be accessed online, the importance of being able to study first-hand, specific content is invaluable.&quot;</p><p>The Orange Prize for Fiction is in its 16th year and awards &pound;30,000 to the winner who writes the best full length novel published in English during the previous 12 months.</p>