Written by on March 19, 2009

Orange Prize for Fiction Longlist

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

25028436.JPGEllen Feldman, Scottsboro

Laura Fish, Strange Music
V. V. Ganeshananthan, Love Marriage

13793356.JPGAllegra Goodman, Intuition

Samantha Harvey, The Wilderness

19099135.JPGSamantha Hunt, The Invention of Everything Else

Michelle de Kretser, The Lost Dog
Deirdre Madden, Molly Fox’s Birthday

33634598.JPGToni Morrison, A Mercy

Gina Ochsner, The Russian Dreambook of Colour and Flight

26778228.JPGMarilynne Robinson, Home

Preeta Samarasan, Evening is the Whole Day
Kamila Shamsie, Burnt Shadows

27065418.JPGCurtis Sittenfeld, American Wife

Miriam Toews, The Flying Troutmans
Ann Weisgarber, The Personal History of Rachel DuPree

The group also grants an Award for New Writers; the shortlist for this award will be announced on April 7.

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