Sunday, 29 March 2009

Orange Prize longlist

Read any of these longlisted for the Orange Prize?

Debra Adelaide's The Household Guide to Dying;
Lissa Evans's Their Finest Hour and a Half;
Bernadine Evaristo's Blonde Roots;
Ellen Feldman's Scottsboro;
Laura Fish's Strange Music;
VV Ganeshananthan's Love Marriage;
Allegra Goodman's Intuition;
Samantha Harvey's The Wilderness;
Samantha Hunt's The Invention of Everything Else;
Michelle de Kretser's The Lost Dog;
Gina Ochsner's The Russian Dreambook of Colour and Flight;
Preeta Samarasan's Evening is the Whole Day;
Curtis Sittenfeld's American Wife;
Miriam Toews's The Flying Troutmans;
Ann Weisgarber's The Personal History of Rachel DuPree.
Gaynor Arnold's Girl in a Blue Dress was longlisted for the Booker and is a first novel
Toni Morrison's A Mercy
Deirdre Madden's Molly Fox's Birthday,
Marilynne Robinson's Home,
Kamila Shamsie's Burnt Shadows.

The judging panel - which also includes entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox, journalist and academic Sarah Churchwell, writer Bidisha and the Guardian women's editor, Kira Cochrane - will name a six-novel shortlist 7th April 2009. The £30,000 winner will be announced in June.

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