Thursday, March 18, 2010

2010 Orange Prize Long List

Yesterday the long list for the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction was announced. The Orange Prize, in its second decade, aims to "promote accessibility, originality and excellence" in writing by women. The shortlist will be announced on April 20th, and the award ceremony for the fiction prize, as well as for the Orange Award for New Writers, will take place June 9th. Previous winners of the Orange Prize for Fiction include Marilynne Robinson, Valerie Martin, Ann Patchett, Lionel Shriver, Rose Tremain, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi, Zadie Smith, and Ann Michaels. Here are the women on this year's longlist:

  • Rosie Alison, The Very Thought of You
  • Eleanor Catton, The Rehearsal
  • Clare Clark, Savage
  • Amanda Craig, Hearts and Minds
  • Roopa Farooki, The Way Things Look to Me
  • Rebecca Gowers, The Twisted Heart
  • M.J. Hyland, This is How
  • Sadie Jones, Small Wars
  • Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna
  • Laila Lalami, Secret Son
  • Andrea Levy, The Long Song
  • Attica Locke, Black Water Rising
  • Maria McCann, The Wilding
  • Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall
  • Nadifa Mohamed, Black Mamba Boy
  • Lorrie Moore, A Gate at the Stairs
  • Monique Roffey, The White Woman on the Green Bicycle
  • Amy Sackville, The Still Point
  • Kathryn Stockett, The Help
  • Sarah Waters, The Little Stranger

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