The longlist for the Orange Prize for Fiction was announced yesterday. From the prize’s website:
The Orange Prize for Fiction is awarded to the woman who, in the opinion of the judges, has written the best, eligible full-length novel in English. The prize is open to any full length novel, written in English by a woman of any nationality, provided that the novel is published for the first time in the United Kingdom between 1 April of the year before the prize is awarded and 31 March of the year in which the prize is awarded.
Here are the 20 titles in the longlist; titles with cover art shown are owned by Kennedy Library.
Debra Adelaide, The Household Guid to Dying
Garynor Arnold, Girl in a Blue Dress
Lissa Evans, Their Finest Hour and a Half
Bernardine Evaristo, Blonde Roots
The group also grants an Award for New Writers; the shortlist for this award will be announced on April 7.