Orange Prize for Fiction Longlist Announced

Orange Prize for Fiction imageThe Orange Prize for Fiction is the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman. The 2010 winner was Barbara Kingsolver for The Lacuna and Marilynne Robinson for Home in 2009. This year’s winner will be announced on June 8, 2011.

“Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary this year, the Prize celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing throughout the world.” Orange Prize

Lyrics Alley by Leila Aboulela (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) – Sudanese

Jamrach’s Menagerie by Carol Birch (Canongate) – British

Room by Emma Donoghue (Picador) – Irish

The Pleasure Seekers by Tishani Doshi (Bloomsbury) – Indian

Whatever You Love by Louise Doughty (Faber and Faber) – British

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (Corsair) – American

The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna (Bloomsbury) – British/Sierra Leonean

The London Train by Tessa Hadley (Jonathan Cape) – British

Grace Williams Says it Loud by Emma Henderson (Sceptre) – British

The Seas by Samantha Hunt (Corsair) – American

The Birth of Love by Joanna Kavenna (Faber and Faber) – British

Great House by Nicole Krauss (Viking) – American

The Road to Wanting by Wendy Law-Yone (Chatto & Windus) – American

The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) – Serbian/American

The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer (Viking) – American

Repeat it Today with Tears by Anne Peile (Serpent’s Tail) – British

Swamplandia! by Karen Russell (Chatto & Windus) – American

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives by Lola Shoneyin (Serpent’s Tail) – British/Nigerian

The Swimmer by Roma Tearne (Harper Press) – British

Annabel by Kathleen Winter (Jonathan Cape) – Canadian

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