Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Short List for the Orange Prize

I am happy to see the winners of the long list of the Orange Prize in the UK. See below the entire long list. It is going to be a hard choice to narrow it down.

I have seen much chatter about The Tiger Wife. There have been great reviews for a young author as a debut author.  I am looking out for Room, which had a lot of conversation earlier this fall. I am going to watch out for two Jewish Women author's, the Invisible Bridge, and Great House, Congratualations to all these wonderful authors.  I will be looking out for the short list soon.

The Orange Prize for Fiction, the UK's only annual book award for fiction written by a woman, today announces the 2011 longlist. Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary this year, the Prize celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women's writing throughout the world.

Leila Aboulela - Lyrics Alley
Carol Birch - Jamrach's Menagerie
Emma Donoghue - Room
Tishani Doshi - The Pleasure Seekers
Louise Doughty - Whatever You Love
Jennifer Egan - A Visit from the Goon Squad
Aminatta Forna - The Memory of Love
Tessa Hadley - The London Train
Emma Henderson - Grace Williams Says it Loud
Samantha Hunt - The Seas
Joanna Kavenna - The Birth of Love
Nicole Krauss - Great House
Wendy Law-Yone - The Road to Wanting
Téa Obreht - The Tiger's Wife
Julie Orringer - The Invisible Bridge
Anne Peile - Repeat it Today with Tears
Karen Russell - Swamplandia!
Lola Shoneyin - The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives
Roma Tearne - The Swimmer
Kathleen Winter - Annabel


Sarah Allen said...

Great list! Now the plan is to check all of them out :)

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

bermudaonion said...

I've only read one of those books, but have several others in my TBR pile.

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