Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Orange Prize for Fiction longlist announced

London, 16 March 2011: 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.

  • Lyrics Alley by Leila Aboulela (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) - Sudanese; 3rd Novel 
  • Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch (Canongate) - British; 10th Novel 
  • Room by Emma Donoghue (Picador) - Irish; 7th Novel 
  • The Pleasure Seekers by Tishani Doshi (Bloomsbury) - Indian; 1st Novel 
  • Whatever You Love by Louise Doughty (Faber and Faber) - British; 6th Novel 
  • A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (Corsair) - American; 4th Novel 
  • The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna (Bloomsbury) - British/Sierra Leonean; 3rd Novel 
  • The London Train by Tessa Hadley (Jonathan Cape) - British; 4th Novel 
  • Grace Williams Says it Loud by Emma Henderson (Sceptre) - British; 1st Novel 
  • The Seas by Samantha Hunt (Corsair) - American; 1st Novel 
  • The Birth of Love by Joanna Kavenna (Faber and Faber) - British; 2nd Novel 
  • Great House by Nicole Krauss (Viking) - American; 3rd Novel 
  • The Road to Wanting by Wendy Law-Yone (Chatto & Windus) - American; 3rd Novel 
  • The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) - Serbian/American; 1st Novel 
  • The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer (Viking) - American; 1st Novel 
  • Repeat it Today with Tears by Anne Peile (Serpent's Tail) - British; 1st Novel 
  • Swamplandia! by Karen Russell (Chatto & Windus) - American; 1st Novel 
  • The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin (Serpent's Tail) - British/Nigerian; 1st Novel 
  • The Swimmer by Roma Tearne (Harper Press) - British; 4th Novel 
  • Annabel by Kathleen Winter (Jonathan Cape) - Canadian; 1st Novel

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